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Seattle, USA
3518 Fremont Avenue N
Seattle, WA, 98104
New Orleans Office
220 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA, 70130


CEO, Founder
CEO and Founder
Chairman, Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board Director
COO, Founder


TOTAL $3.48M
Seed, 1/2008
Series A, 9/2009
Rick Hennessey
Ted Ackerley
Partial Close, 2/2012
Partial Close, 5/2013



Audiosocket is a forward thinking music, media and technology company that delivers the best music talent to the marketplace. We are a next-generation content provider that is providing a new service to the music industry that is helping to shape the monetization and artist trending strategies of the future. Innovators of MaaSâ„¢ (Music as a Service), the company is curating and delivering the best indie music to content creators worldwide for hassle free licensing to digital and traditional media formats. Fundamentally designed for integration into video and photo sharing platforms, virtual worlds, online games and social networks, MaaSâ„¢ is changing the way that music is licensed and consumed in digital media. Musicians are making money and media companies are securing quality content and proper legal copyrights and protections.

Days worth of content are being created every hour and MaaSâ„¢ provides the world the tools needed to legally source and license music for any creative project. After a heavy vetting process, the world’s second largest video sharing site, Vimeo, selected Audiosocket as its music store partner. Audiosocket launched its first commercial release of MaaSâ„¢ within Vimeo’s platform in September and received press coverage in TechCrunch, Billboard Music Biz, Mashable, LA Times, CNN Money, Yahoo Business and more. For more info, visit

Recent Milestones

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    Audiosocket received $650k in Partial Close funding. (5/2/13)
    Posted 5/28/13 at 3:49am via
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    Audiosocket — Bill Vipond as board member (4/1/12)
    Posted 7/13/12 at 11:36am
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    Audiosocket — Charlie Morss as CTO (3/1/12)
    Posted 7/13/12 at 11:36am
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    Audiosocket received $1.58M in Partial Close funding. (2/15/12)
    Posted 8/30/13 at 2:45am via
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    Audiosocket — Launches partnership with Vimeo (9/1/11)
    Posted 10/5/11 at 2:15pm
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    Audiosocket — Launches MaaS (Music as a Service) Platform (8/1/11)
    Posted 10/5/11 at 2:12pm
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    Audiosocket — Add Mark DiSalle as Chief Strategy Officer (4/1/11)
    Posted 10/5/11 at 2:09pm
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    Audiosocket — Adds Mark DiSalle as board member (2/1/11)
    Posted 10/5/11 at 2:08pm
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    Audiosocket added Warren Gouk as Board Director. (9/1/10)
    Posted 5/21/13 at 4:25am
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    Audiosocket — Warren Gouk as board member (8/1/10)
    Posted 7/13/12 at 11:37am
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    Audiosocket received $750k in Series A funding. (9/2/09)
    Posted 4/27/10 at 10:37am via
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    Audiosocket — NBC Preferred Vendor (1/1/09)
    Posted 4/29/10 at 9:11am
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    Audiosocket — MTV Preferred Vendor (1/1/09)
    Posted 4/29/10 at 9:12am
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    Audiosocket — Lifetime Preferred Vendor (1/1/09)
    Posted 4/29/10 at 9:12am
  • Dollar
    Audiosocket received $500k in Seed funding. (1/1/08)
    Posted 4/27/10 at 10:37am
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    Audiosocket added John Barnette as CTO. (1/1/08)
    Posted 4/27/10 at 10:37am




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