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PlayTheGroove is a game-changing new way to play, teach, distribute and publish music to aspiring musicians and teachers worldwide. Really!

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2009
  • Employees 0
  • Website

Company Summary

PlayTheGroove (PTG) works with today’s leading contemporary musical artists and bands to create and provide a wide selection of exclusive, relevant and engaging musical products. It's important to replace out-dated methods of acquiring and playing music with fresh new systems that encourage, engage, and build communities. Our customers are: 1) aspiring musicians (13-60), 2) music teachers of all kinds, and 3) parents (who buy for their kids).


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    Richard J. Frank
    Creator and CEO

    As a professional musician and educator, as well as a marketing and business development specialist in the entertainment industy, Richard created PTG after identifying the need for accessible and relevant music. He produced two original CDs for Present Tense, is an accomplished bassist in all styles of music, and has worked with VH1, MTV, Much Music, Warner Bros., HBO, Universal, Columbia, CNN, Sony, NatGeo, ESPN, MSG, JPL, and numerous others.

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    Michael Dolan
    Executive Advisor

    Michael Dolan co-founded the Music Connection Magazine in 1977 and subsequently ran the publication for the next 33 years. Throughout his successful entertainment industry career, which has spanned over 40 years, he has covered all aspects of the business, including writing, publishing, coaching, consulting, teaching, producing, photography, graphic arts, digital media and performing.

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    Jim Martone
    Business Affairs

    With a distinguished 26-year history in the music industry, Jim is experienced in the areas of digital media strategies, internet marketing, e-commerce, as well as traditional marketing, distribution, operations and business development. He was co-founder of Enigma Records and held significant positions at Trauma Entertainment, Interscope/Universal Music, and Walt Disney/Hollywood Records.

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    Patrice Rushen
    Music Advisor

    With many ground-breaking achievements. Patrice became the first woman to serve as head composer/musical director for the Grammy and Emmy Awards, the NAACP Image Awards’ broadcast, an honor she held for twelve consecutive years, as well as the People’s Choice Awards and HBO’s Comic Relief. As a world-class pianist, vocalist, and educator in her own right, she currently holds educational positions at USC and Berklee School of Music.

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    Chris Stevens
    Music Educator and Advisor

    Currently President of the California Alliance for Jazz (CAJ), Chris brings a wealth of hands-on teaching experience to all aspects of PlayTheGroove. He is an accomplished percussionist, jazz-band director of Long Beach Poly Technic High School for 15+ years, and invaluable asset to the content production process. It is through Chris’ urgence that PlayTheGroove was created.

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    Dave Koz
    Music Advisor

    In a career that spans twenty years and a dozen albums, DJ and saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. In addition to compiling an ambitious discography over the past two decades, Dave Koz keeps busy on the road with annual summer and holiday tours and also keeps a hand in various other entrepreneurial and philanthropic ventures.


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    Chris Olson - Attorney at Law
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    Bill Davidson, Davidson CPA

Previous Investors

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    None, very clean financials situation