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Eric Sheinkop

Co-Founder and CEO,
Music Dealers
Chicago, IL, USA
Eric is Co-Founder and CEO of Music Dealers. A University of Wisconsin graduate that furthered his education with business and music programs in several countries including Argentina and Italy, Eric also earned a degree from the prestigious Full Sail music entertainment and production school in Florida. Upon returning to Chicago, he began working at Slang Music Group as Director of Project Development where he readied independent acts for major label deals and executed marketing strategies for dozens of corporate clients.

In 2007, Eric made the transition from the label side of the industry to working on the brand and agency side, immediately securing contracts with Fortune 500 companies like McDonalds, PMI and Kelloggs. That lead to the launch of Music Dealers, which got Eric and his partner John Williamson credited as revolutionizing the music licensing industry by creating a marketplace where brands and networks could discover and connect with the best emerging artists in the world for licensing and campaign integration.

Since then Eric has been on the road non-stop setting up global office locations and working with some of the top brands and tv networks in the world.