Silicon Valley Bets Big On The Indie Music Industry

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

If you haven’t heard by now, United Masters received $70mil from companies like Alphabet Inc. Andreessen Horowitz, and Twentieth Century Fox, to disrupt record labels.  United Masters is currently run by Steve Stoute, former president of Interscope Records. When you visit their website you’ll find statements like, “For too long, artists have had to surrender their independence and creative freedom to make it in … Read More

SF Music Tech Summit #19

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Engagement, Opportunity, Venture Capital1 Comment

SF Music Tech Summit (SFMTS) is in it’s 19th event since it’s fruition in 2008. Founders Brian & Shoshana Zisk have provided a platform giving music technology innovation a voice, demanding attention from industry professionals from all over the world. With an increased focus on disrupting out dated industry models, and a need to on empower artists to be more … Read More

MediaTech Ventures Partners with Founder Institute in Austin

John ZozzaroEducation, Engagement, OpportunityLeave a Comment

Founder Institute, a 9 year veteran in the startup accelerator world, is launching their first chapter in Austin, October of 2017. What makes Founder Institute so unique, is their affiliation with the local startup and innovation culture, and ability to create immediate value. With graduates like Udemy and Pethub, over 20,000 jobs created, and over half a billion dollars raised, … Read More

Music Community Needs to Focus on Engagement

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development5 Comments

In the 21st century, musicians seem to have their work cut out for them.  With the ever changing consumption of media, musicians are continuously finding themselves trying to rise above the contrived noise asking themselves, “is more better than less?”  With articles that read “23 ways musicians can make money” “8 Lucrative Marketplaces for Musicians to Make Money” or books such … Read More

An Industry Framework for Media Innovation

John ZozzaroAdvocacy, Development, Education, Venture CapitalLeave a Comment

A result of our early work to development MediaTech Ventures, we’ve been exploring unusual business models such as venture development and startup studios, MediaTech Ventures works to provide funding, talent, and resources at the convergence of media and technology. In our work with government, developers, non-profits, studios, investors, directors, musicians, actors, founders and more, to provide the infrastructure and access to networks that … Read More