SOURCE: Hello Music

Hello Music

September 28, 2011 12:00 ET

Hello Music Secures Executive Team to Manage Rapid Growth

Music Industry Veterans Join Fastest-Growing Daily Deals and Artist Advocacy Platform for Musicians to Drive Strategy and Execution

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) - Hello Music, the first daily deals platform and the fastest growing centralized services marketplace for musicians, today announced a significant senior team expansion with the hiring of music industry and consumer product veterans Rick Camino, President; Will Urban, Vice President of Programming/Business Development; and Bob Glaser, Vice President of Business Operations.

Each brings more than twenty years of music industry, e-commerce, consumer marketing, product development and operational management experience to Hello Music, where they will work to continue accelerating growth, develop new partnerships and distribution strategies, and drive the company to continue its presence as not only the fastest growing digital marketplace of high quality opportunities for musicians -- but a true musician advocacy platform.

"The common thread of each of these additions to the Hello Music team is that each are a true strategic powerhouse with an impressive track record of rapidly accelerating the growth and innovation of companies of all sizes -- from iconic global brands to independent startups," said Zack Zalon, co-founder and chairman of Hello Music and managing partner of lead investor Elevator Labs. "Each also possesses a strong music background and a love of the music industry, which will help us reach the next level of success as Hello Music continues its rapid growth."

The Hello Music Senior Management Team:

  • Rick Camino, President: Prior to Hello Music, Rick built and managed global consumer entertainment brands at Capitol Records / EMI for thirteen years where he worked with marquee media properties such as The Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Pink Floyd, The Beach Boys, Steve Miller Band, Bob Seger, Bonnie Raitt, Tina Turner, and the estates of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. In addition to creating new growth stories for established brands, Rick has also represented up-and-coming talent as an artist manager and has dedicated his career to helping musicians. Rick is an entrepreneur and has also held various executive roles at Disney Consumer Products and apparel retailer, The Gap.
  • Will Urban, Vice President of Programming/Business Development: Will began his career as a professional musician while also composing music for television and film. Artists with whom Will has worked include Adrian Belew, Squeeze, The English Beat, TLC, The Smithereens, Goo Goo Dolls and Alanis Morrissette. Previous business roles include serving as vice president of Internet music startup MP3.com and software firm eLiberation. Throughout his career, Will has worked with numerous companies such as Napster, Hewlett-Packard, Dell and Apple, focusing on product, marketing and business development.
  • Bob Glaser, Vice President of Business Operations: A serial entrepreneur with over twenty-five years in business operations, consumer services, retail and fulfillment, Bob was previously the founder and owner of the Glaser Group, a company formed to assist consumer goods brands, entertainment and events operators, with strategic, operational and product development needs. He was also a managing partner of Fresh Ice Hockey, a new web and mobile platform for aspiring athletes. Clients and customers throughout Bob's career have included Wal-Mart, Target, Disney Theme Parks, Disney Stores, Warner Brothers Studio Stores, CVS and Walgreens.

"We're changing the game for musicians with Hello Music, and we're at a very exciting time with the company as it continues to grow through membership, product offerings and brand innovation," said Rick Camino, President. "During the course of my career, music has remained at the core of what I do, and I'm excited to be on board with Hello Music and advocate for up-and-coming artists."

About Hello Music
Hello Music is the first daily deals platform and the fastest growing centralized services marketplace for musicians. As passionate artist advocates, Hello Music democratizes access to opportunities that, until now, have only been reserved for a few top-tier artists. We work every day on behalf of musicians to negotiate the best deals anywhere on instruments, home recording gear, studio time, marketing & distribution, publishing, touring, and other music-related products and services. Founded in 2010, Hello Music is based out of Los Angeles, California and is a portfolio company of Elevator Labs. To sign up for Hello Music, please visit www.hellomusic.com.

About Elevator Labs
Elevator Labs brings ideas from vision to value. Beginning with new business concepts, the Elevator Labs team funds and builds those concepts into a fully functioning, revenue generating businesses. Founded in 2011, the Elevator Labs team is a diverse group of executives from the media and technology industries. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Elevator Labs is a privately held company and is backed by KGC Capital. For the full Elevator Labs experience, please visit www.elevatorlabs.com.

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