Drew Larner is the CEO of Rdio, a digital music subscription service.
Prior to Rdio, Mr. Larner was a Managing Director at Europlay Capital Advisors, a Los Angeles-based merchant bank and advisory firm specializing in media and technology companies.
Prior to Europlay, Mr. Larner spent over twelve years as an executive in the motion picture industry, most recently as Executive Vice-President at Spyglass Entertainment Group. In that role, he was involved in all operations of Spyglass with specific oversight of business development, international distribution and business and legal affairs. During Mr. Larner's tenure at Spyglass, the company released over fifteen feature films including the blockbuster hit The Sixth Sense, as well as successes Seabiscuit, Bruce Almighty and The Recruit.
Prior to Spyglass, Mr. Larner spent a total of five years at Morgan Creek Productions during which time he headed up the business and legal affairs department and then moved on to run Morgan Creek International, the company's international distribution subsidiary.
Additionally, Mr. Larner spent two years as Vice President/Business Affairs at Twentieth Century Fox. Mr. Larner began his career as an attorney in the Century City office of O'Melveny & Myers.
Mr. Larner received a B.A. from Wesleyan University, after which he earned a J.D. from Columbia Law School.
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|Dec 27, 2013||Gigaom - Rdio’s would-be Netflix killer, the streaming video service Vdio, calls it quits|
|Dec 11, 2013||TechCrunch - Rdio Launches In 20 New Countries, As 57% Of New Users Come From Outside U.S.|
|Dec 3, 2013||TechCrunch - Rdio Names Former Amazon Exec Anthony Bay Its New CEO|
|Dec 3, 2013||The Next Web - Rdio Appoints Amazon Executive Anthony Bay as its new CEO|
|Dec 3, 2013||The Verge - Rdio names former Amazon exec as new CEO in renewed growth push|
|Dec 3, 2013||CNet - Rdio changes leadership tune, naming new CEO - CNET|