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Kevin King

Brooklyn, NY, USA
Nearly 7 years ago, Kevin King read a book entitled The Future of Music while working at Sony Music in New York City. The basis of the book dramatically changed the course of Kevin’s career. Sensing the shift in the music business, Kevin headed west to San Francisco and spent almost 5 years working closely with up and coming startups at the time, including iTunes, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, Napster and Real Networks.

Kevin has worked at most of the major labels during his 10 year music career. Most recently, he has devoted his career and passion to social and mobile music. He is currently the CEO of MusicHype, a social music and fan engagement platform specializing in the music vertical. MusicHype gathers, identifies and recognizes top fans based on their organic behavior.

MusicHype is powered by the Appreciation Engine, a proprietary technology which labels and artists can tap into to empower top fans. MusicHype has worked with OK GO, Thievery Corporation, Ke$ha, Manchester Orchestra, Sony, Warner Music Group, Cody Simpson, DoubleCross Vodka, Pledge Music and Eggplant Management.

Kevin sits on 2 advisory boards in the social music space, Blip.fm and Mobbase. He created the Blip.fm Sessions and executed more than 20 sessions with artists including: Plain White T’s, Gomez, Good Old War, One Eskimo and The Temper Trap. At Mobbase, Kevin has brought on more than 600 artists who utilize the platform to build and distribute mobile apps.