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Matthew Adell

Founder, MetaPop

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Matthew Adell has dedicated his career to connecting people with the music they love, beginning as a teenager working at a record store in suburban Chicago, to holding key positions at several influential music companies. Prior to founding his newest venture, MetaPop, Matthew was CEO of Beatport, where he oversaw the rapid growth of the company, and VP of Music Services at Napster, where he was charged with creative oversight of the company’s music programming and product initiatives.

Other previous positions include VP of Music Services at MusicNow.com, as well as senior positions at Amazon and Motorola’s Radiowave.com. He also was VP of Wax Trax! Records, where he signed the KLF, KMFDM and others, and later founded Organico, his own house music label and the original home to Derrick Carter and Dubtribe Sound System.

Adell has been quoted as an expert source for the digital music industry and DJ/dance community by such outlets as The New York Times, NPR, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Los Angeles Times, Variety and others. He has also been a featured speaker at such conferences as SXSW, Amsterdam Dance Event, International Music Seminar, CMJ, Winter Music Conference, Bandwidth Conference and New Music Seminar, among others.

Adell’s new venture MetaPop is the premier global provider of remix rights management, licensing, tracking, distribution and royalty services for remixers and rights holders.