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ListenUp.fm

A loyalty program for music fans and a data driven solution for artists to increase their fan base and generate more tour and merch revenue.

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  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Nashville, TN, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 4
  • Website listenup.fm

Company Summary

We help music industry professionals identify their most vital fans. Through the use of our app, fans provide us with data on their music listening and sharing patterns. In turn, fans receive rewards from their favorite bands in the form of merchandise, exclusive content, and personal recognition. ListenUp.fm provides an avenue for artists to give back to their most loyal fans, while learning more about what drives these top fans in the process.

Team

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    Mykas Degesys
    CEO

    Mykas has successfully run several businesses including a company he founded while in college which generated $40,000+ in revenue over a single summer. Professionally, he has worked in finance in several different roles including a stint as an investment banking analyst with Bank of America and an associate with a PE / VC firm in Nashville. His true passion is music and entrepreneurship. Mykas has an MBA from Vanderbilt University.

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    Ben Fruin
    CMO

    Ben was formerly Product and Sponsorship Sales Director for Wakeology Wakeboards where he played a prominent role in helping Wakeology evolve from a local brand to one of the most prominent brands in the industry. As an MBA at Vanderbilt, Ben began developing marketing strategies for a mobile video app called Streamweaver, where he got his first taste of start-up life. Listen Up was born from his passion for music and his desire to help artists.

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    Vytas Degesys
    Head Developer, UI/UX

    Vytas has a degree in math and economics and master's in CS and engineering from Santa Clara University. After spending the entirety of his free electives taking computer science courses, he knew he wanted to pursue software development. During his time as an undergrad, he founded and was the first president of his fraternity, which he led to have the highest GPA and the most community service hours, and grew to over 70 members actively involved.

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    Ryan Davidson
    Head Developer, Back-end

    Ryan has a B.S. and master's degree in computer engineering from Santa Clara Univ. Two internships at Case Davidson Software in Portland and one with Sony Entertainment in San Francisco. At SCU, Ryan worked as a research assistant supporting the development of unique solutions to problems in developing countries. Ryan was in constant contact with entrepreneurs in Kenya, India and Indonesia who developed unique solutions with limited technologies.

Advisors

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    Chris Sloan
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Martie Guy, CPA
    Accountant
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Previous Investors

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    K.C. and Dalia Bobelis
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    Gintaras and Ruta Degesys
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    Claudia and Joan Fruin
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