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Innovating Music

75 EpisodesProduced by Gigi JohnsonWebsite

In this Innovating Music podcast, we talk about disruptive technologies in music. Hosted by Gigi Johnson and produced by the UCLA Center for Music Innovation at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, we bring together unique voices from inside and outside of the music industry. As Kevin Kelly has b… read more

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Shifting to Daily Data

Jim Lidestri, BuzzAngle's CEO, shares with us his perspectives on changing the process side of music data, and how his idea as a consumer turned into a daily data solution for music companies. He discusses why change is accelerating with streaming surging, and how his company thinks about process change. Jim also shares his surprises on the road of bringing daily data to music companies. 

Our Guest: Jim Lidestri is the CEO of Border City Media. Border City Media is a New York-based music technology company that has developed an innovative service,BuzzAngle Music. It analyzes the daily sales, streaming and airplay activity of albums, songs and artists to benefit labels, distributors, artist managers, publishers, marketers, tour promoters, radio promoters, music tech companies, brands and advertisers. Previously, he was the CEO of AdSoft Direct, which provides an Internet-based, SaaS direct marketing service that manages direct marketing campaigns. He previously was an executive with IBM and Spring. He has an MBA from NYU Stern and a bachelors in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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