Jim Lucchese is the CEO of The Echo Nest. The Echo Nest is a music intelligence company that powers smarter music applications for leading online media companies (MTV, Clear Channel, the BBC, Spotify, MOG, NPR, EMI, VEVO, Nokia, Twitter, Foursquare) and a community of over 13,000 independent developers. Over 300 applications have been built on The Echo Nest platform.
Jim has worked in digital music strategy and corporate/business development for about 15 years. Before The Echo Nest, Jim was a music lawyer at Greenberg Traurig, specializing in music and digital media deals. Clients included multi-platinum and independent artists, music publishers and digital entertainment companies. Prior to GT, Jim held senior sales and corporate development positions at Hughes, where he managed market development and sales with annual revenues exceeding $20 Million. Jim was also Chief Strategy Officer of Webnoize/DMN, a digital entertainment research and advisory company serving over 500 clients. Jim holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D., Magna Cum Laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center. When he’s not at the Nest, Jim plays drums and still represents a few indie artists pro bono for fun.