Jeff Price

Jeff Price

Biography

In June, 2013, Jeff launched Audiam. Audiam handles rights administration for publishers and songwriters for all interactive streaming entities including: YouTube, background and foreground services, digital jukeboxes, digital Karaoke, Apple Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, Slacker, Rdio, scan & match lockers services and all other interactive digital streaming services.

Investors in Audiam include Marc Geiger, Cliff Burnstein, Provident Financial Management, Jimmy Buffet, Jason Mraz, Bill Silva, GSO Business Group, Victory Records and Brett Gurewitz.

Audiam represents hundreds of thousands of compositions including the publishing catalogs of Bob Dylan, Round Hill Music, Imagem, House Of Hassle, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jason Mraz, Jack White, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tori Amos, Aimee Mann, Pretty Lights, Mike Campbell, Ruthless, Epitaph, Sumerian, Puscifer and thousands more.

It has recovered millions of dollars of earned but unpaid pipeline royalties on behalf of its clients.

On January 26th, 2006, Jeff Price launched TuneCore. As CEO, over the next six years, he raised over $9MM in venture and strategic capital and built TuneCore into the world’s largest music distribution and publishing administration entity. Its’ customer base sold over 1 billion units of music generating over $700,000,000 in Gross music sales.

Mr. Price also consulted for the Canadian performing rights organization SOCAN from 2012 – 2014.

In 1990 Jeff co-founded and was GM / President of the New York based independent record label spinART records (Pixies, Echo & The Bunnymen, Apples In Stereo, Richard Thompson etc) for seventeen years – his label was in strategic relationships with Sony, Warner Bros., Sire, Polygram Music Publishing and others.

spinART records was the first record label in the music industry to offer its catalog of releases via paid download as mp3s.

Jeff contributed to the founding charter and organization of The American Association of Independent Music (AAIM) – a non-profit non-governmental trade organization representing the interests of its independent label members.

From 1997 – 2001 Jeff Price worked with EMusic serving first as a consultant, next as interim VP of Content Acquisition and finally as the Senior Director of Music/Business Development. He contributed towards the creation of EMusic’s initial business model, played an active internal team role in EMusic’s successfully completed $30MM private placement in March 1999 and $90MM second round financing in September 1999 and created and implement the first subscription-based music sales and distribution structure.

Mr. Price has appeared on numerous panels including CMJ, In The City, WebNYC, ECMA, Midem, Winter Music Conference, New Music Seminar, Billboard Music and Money Symposium, Independent Music Festival, Music Biz 2005, Audio Soft, MP3 Summit, South By South West, Digital Distribution and the Music Industry and countless others as well as teaches occasionally at New York University, Pace University, Berklee College of Music and more.

In addition, he has appeared on Nightline, CNBC, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, CW11, and has been interviewed, quoted and featured in publications ranging from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Billboard, Fortune, Spin, Crain’s, London Daily Mirror, NPR, National Geographic, Wired News, Business Week, The Industry Standard, Boston Globe, Stereophile, to Salon.com, ON24.com, ZDnet, and CNET to many others.

At the request of a congressional panel, he supplied a written deposition in the SEC investigation of Time Warner’s failed acquisition bid of EMI and has provided a witness statement for the SoundExchange arbitration relating to the royalty rate for webcasting

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