David Hyman. MOG
MOG is a digital music site that combines a blogging community of 13 million music fans with the best “all you can eat” music service on the web.
MOG aims to make discovering new music as simple as possible. So the music subscription service allows the listener to control whether they listen “actively” – choosing their own playlists; or “passively” – in effect a personalised radio service. Listeners can also discover music via their friends’ playlists, through playlists of celebrities such as Paul McCartney, and via the community’s wealth of music reviews.
David Hyman, a self-proclaimed music junkie, is CEO & founder of MOG Inc., a next generation music media company. David is currently one of the music industry's leading innovators and as CEO and founder of MOG, Inc., he's taking the digital music industry and turning it on its head through the innovation and imagination of his Berkeley, CA based start-up.
MOG Inc. was founded in 2005, and under his leadership, David's company offers an award-winning, unlimited, on-demand music service that provides access to a vast library of over 11 million songs from over a million albums through its mobile apps, online, through streaming entertainment devices (Boxee, Roku, Sonos), internet connected TV’s and Blu-ray players (LG, Samsung and Vizio) and soon the car.
MOG Inc. is also provider of The MOG Music Network (MMN), the largest music focused advertising network online consisting of over 1500 music sites, reaching over 59 million people each month.
As an audiophile and music industry insider, David stands apart in sea of technologists seeking a solution to the digital music revenue dilemma. Prior to MOG Inc., David served as CEO of Gracenote, the world’s largest music database & music-identification service, which sold to Sony for $260 million in 2008. Previously, he was SVP of Marketing at MTV Interactive, & co-founded Addicted to Noise, the webzine that pioneered multimedia music reporting & around-the-clock music news.
Finding himself at the intersection of music and technology, David is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Midem, SXSW, Rethink Music and more. In 2008, he founded Musica Tecnomica, a regular gathering of music-focused innovators in San Francisco.