Ian Rogers, CEO of Daisy and Executive Chairman of Topspin, is a music and technology industry veteran with roots in defining the way artists and consumers promote and experience digital media online. The Topspin platform has been used by such artists as Chester French, Eminem, Arcade Fire, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beck, and the Beastie Boys. Ian has been building digital media applications since 1992. Prior to joining Topspin, he was Vice President of Video and Media Applications at Yahoo!, where he oversaw the strategy for products and services, and was also a principal at the Beastie Boys’ record label and lifestyle brand Grand Royal. Ian just recently joined forces with Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine to lead the efforts for Beats Audio and their new Daisy digital music streaming project.
Mike Tunnicliffe is a senior marketing executive with experience operating with media platforms, brands and ad agencies in almost every major global market. Mike has been developing new businesses at the intersection between brands, technology and entertainment. Mike runs two management companies SAS Digital and Tuna Music, through which he works with entertainment brands and technology companies to generate new revenue streams. Clients / partner companies include / have included: The Filament entertainment Group, StarGreetz, Sanctuary Artist Management, Ricall (the worlds largest B2B Music licensing database), Carat North America / Aegis Media, Omnicom Media Group, ADV Advertising Holdings (Russia), JSM Music, 19 Management (creators of American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, The Spice Girls), and a number of Fortune 500 client companies and well known musical artists including Paula Abdul, Marie Digby, Hanson, Lil’ Kim and Michael Bublé amongst others.
Mike King is the Associate Director of Marketing at Berkleemusic.com, Berklee College of Music’s online division. Prior to working at Berklee, he was the Marketing/Product Manager at Rykodisc, where he oversaw all marketing efforts for label artists including Mickey Hart, Jeb Loy Nichols, Morphine, Jess Klein, Voices On The Verge, Bill Hicks, The Slip, Pork Tornado (Phish), Kelly Joe Phelps, and Frank Zappa’s estate. He also worked for a short period of time doing publishing administration for Rounder’s publishing company, Happy Valley. He was the Director of Marketing and Managing Editor of Herb Alpert’s online musician’s resource, artistshousemusic.org, for three years. Mike is the writer of the book, Music Marketing: Press, Promotion, Distribution, and Retail.
Lou Plaia is the co-founder and VP of Artist Development at Reverb Nation. He is a music industry veteran, logging 12 years in marketing at Atlantic Records before he was handpicked to head up the Marketing and Artist Development departments of the newly formed Lava Records. Lou has handled marketing for such artists as Kid Rock, Simple Plan, Uncle Kracker, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Unwritten Law, Skindred, Cold, The Click Five, Antigone Rising, O.A.R., Nonpoint and many others.