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Vice President, Business Development @ The Echo Nest
Boston College

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Shane is VP of Business Development at The Echo Nest, the industry’s leading music intelligence company, providing developers with the deepest understanding of music content and music fans.

Leading music services (Clear Channel’s iHeartradio, Microsoft's XBox Music, Rdio, SiriusXM, Spotify), editorial, video and social media networks (, Foursquare, MTV, Twitter, VEVO, Yahoo!), connected device manufacturers (doubleTwist, Nokia) and big brands (Coca Cola, Intel, Microsoft, Reebok) use our platform and solutions to build smarter music experiences that help fans to better discover, share and interact with the music they love. Our customer base reaches over 100 million music fans every month through more than 400 apps and sites powered by The Echo Nest.

Deals and partnerships Shane has lead at The Echo Nest include Getty Images, Twitter, EMI, Foursquare, Rdio, Spotify, Songkick, Jambase, LyricFind, musiXmatch, Discogs, CNET, Billboard, The Daily Beast, and Business Insider.

Speaking engagements include: Bandwidth Conference 2013, UC Berkeley Hass Play Conference 2013, SXSW 2013, Music Biz Conference (NARM) 2013, SF Music Tech 2013, Music Startup Academy 2011-2012, SXSW 2012, Variety’s LA Mobile Entertainment Summit

He has been an executive in the digital music business for over 14 years. Early on he produced concert webcasts nationwide and artist interviews for House of Blues Digital. He then went on to manage Grammy Nominated Latin afro-funk band, Yerba Buena.

In 2006, Shane moved to San Francisco and was an early member of imeem where he was Director of Business Development and built out the music team. In 2009 he was recruited by MobiTV to head up their Business Development efforts in music as well as handling licensing for NBA, UFC and Fox Sports.

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