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Music + Technology + Random Nonsense from the Music Industry by Ethan Kaplan, VP Product, Live Nation

About

Me and Patti Smith

My name is Ethan. I am 32 years old. This is me with one of my idols, Patti Smith, taken March 12, 2009 in NYC

About me and the music business:

I have been somewhat involved in the music business since I was 16 and decided to make a website for R.E.M.

I used to oversee Emerging Technology for Warner Music Group before I decided to leave in January 2011.

I used to run the Warner Bros. Records technology department.

I now am the VP of Product for LiveNation.com and associated properties, founding a division called LiveNation Labs with the former executive team from BigChampagne.

Some recent press about things I did or worked on:

I am committed to open source, transparency, collaboration, innovation and the new and the cool.

Disclaimers:

All opinions on BlackRimGlasses are mine alone, and not the opinions of my former employer (Warner Music Group), my current employer (LiveNation Entertainment) nor bands I work with (ie, R.E.M.). It’s useful to note that I’ve been friends with R.E.M. half my life, so none of my opinions regarding them are purely objective.

Contact Me
@reply on Twitter or ethankap [@] murmurs.com