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Listener Approved

Listener Approved provides musicians and listeners a free and open platform that assists in the sharing of musical creations and events.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Columbia, MO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2010
  • Employees 9
  • Website ListenerApproved.com

Company Summary

Listener Approved is a musical web and mobile app that’s on a mission to free music. We provide independent musicians with a platform that features everything they need to promote themselves and share their works of art with listeners around the world. At Listener Approved we put the power of recommendation in the hands of the listeners; we completely rely on them to determine each artist’s talent who we then highlight by how the listeners vote.

Team

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    Titus Gaboury
    Chief Operating Officer

    Attended City College of San Francisco studying business management. Currently studying Computer Science at Longview Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City. Worked in the past as a field agent for Traxia LLC handling customer acquisition and lead generation. Responsibilities: operations, customer acquisition, and business development.

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    Nicholas Kampe
    Chief Executive Officer

    Studied Computer Science and Information Technology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Worked in the past as a developer at Veterans United (VAMortgagecenter.com). Winner of the 2010 Missouri Student Unions Entrepreneur Award. Responsibilities: Overall management, marketing, business development, strategic planning, engineering, hiring, finance, accounting, new product definition and design.

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    Thomas Quick
    Chief Technology Officer

    Hired directly out of high school working as a full stack developer. Was an integral part of a handful of Inc 500 companies in the past such as Carfax, PlusOne Marketing, SuretyBonds.com, and Veterans United (VAMortgagecenter.com). Responsibilities: Internet engineering, product development, database management, and developer training.

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    Albert Engelbrecht
    Full Stack JavaScript Developer

    Attended Devry University in Florida and Columbia University in Columbia Missouri for Computer and Information Sciences worked in the past as a developer at Communications for Research. Co-founder of DrunkOnJudgment.com with Russell Perkins.

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    Cooper Lee
    Director of Venue Relations

    Studied communication at City College of San Francisco. Worked in the past as a venue booking agent and promoter at the Blue Note and Mojo’s in Columbia Missouri. Resident music producer, booking agent, promoter and events coordinator.

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    Ki Shih
    Director of Artist Relations

    Studied audio production and music business at the University of Chicago and Columbia College in Chicago Illinois. Worked as a talent buyer, production manager, and promoter at the Elbow Room, a well-known venue in Chicago. Manager of multiple independent musicians and bands, music industry specialist, events coordinator, soundboard aficionado.

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    Russell Perkins
    Lead Systems Administrator

    Worked in systems administration at MBS Textbook Exchange as well as various marketing research companies such as Communications for Research, managing multiple server clusters consisting of more than 750 UNIX machines. Co-founder of DrunkOnJudgment.com, professional photographer.

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    Ryan Crowe
    Director of Social Media

    Graduated with a Masters in Russian and Slavonic Studies, Literature from the University of Missouri. Worked at Stealth Creative and Kimber Media handling Social Media business strategy using Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Wordpress, Blogging, StumbleUpon, YouTube and other emerging social and mobile platforms. Responsibilities: interactive marketing, brand development, content creator, community manager, and social media expert

Advisors

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    Garrett Taylor
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Tina Clark
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    Nicholas Kampe
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    Titus Gaboury
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    Cooper Lee
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