Mike Rich | Advisor & Entrepreneur in Residence; Studio.vc .
Mike has over 20 years of industry expertise in digital media programming, product marketing and audience development with companies including Aol (Head of Music and Video), RCA Records (A&R), Bertelsmann (Digital Marketing), RadioOne (Chief Product Officer) and Time Inc. Leading many of the award winning brands to the #1 position in their sector.
Benji Rogers | CEO & Co-Founder, dotBlockchain Music
A British-born, New York-based entrepreneur, technologist, musician, and the CEO and co-founder of the dotBlockchain Music Project – a new music metadata standard protocol. A pioneer of the direct artist-to-fan model of music distribution, Rogers founded PledgeMusic in 2009, which is now one of leading artist-to-fan platforms online with more than 4 million users and over 50,000 artists.
Steve Savoca | Digital Media Executive
Seasoned digital executive with 20 years experience leading innovation, evolution and growth in the global music industry with companies including Spotify (VP, Content), Domino Recording Co. (Head of Digital) and Zomba Label Group (Director, Digital).
Evan Harrison | CEO, Huka Entertainment
Prior to joining Huka Entertainment as CEO of the independent creator and producer of large scale destination-location music festivals such as Pemberton Music Fest in British Columbia, and Tortuga Music Fest in Ft. Lauderdale. Harrison led the creation of the multi-platform iHeartRadio as the company’s Digital President. Under his leadership, AOL became the #1 online music destination with innovative programming such ‘AOL Sessions’ and the Award-winning ‘First Listen’ program.
DAVID M. ZUSMAN | MANAGING PARTNER, TALARA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
David has over 20 years of public and private equity experience investing growth capital in businesses ranging from start-ups to mature companies. Since founding Talara Capital in 2010, David has raised nearly $1 billion, investing in various energy, infrastructure, and technology companies. He has chaired or held seats on numerous boards of directors. In addition, David is an avid musician and songwriter who recently built Exit 151 Studios in Montclair for music production and film scoring.