This story could easily be called “for the love of music and shoes”. Well known serial entrepreneur, inventor and investor Mark Goldston, who is well known across both internet technology circles and consumer products, has teamed up with TuneGo, one of the most amazing new music startups.
Goldston is credited with running United Online(Juno, FTD Flowers, Interflora, Classmates, MyPoints, Stayfriends, etc.) and its predecessor company, NetZero. Specializing in growth companies, turnarounds and complex, multi-divisional global corporations, Goldston also held Chairman, President and/or CEO roles in the consumer products, beauty, fragrance, athletic footwear and apparel, multi-unit restaurants, Internet connectivity, e-commerce and social media industries. Goldston spent several years at Odyssey Partners, a major private equity firm and founded a highly successful turnaround/strategic advisory firm. He’s also the inventor of the pump technology found in those original Pumped up Kicks from Reebok.
TuneGo is a new music startup that puts artists first. Artists can connect with major labels, record producers, and licensing companies as well as forge intimate relationships with music loving fans, via the platform.
“TuneGO cuts through traditional barriers of entry into the music industry by enabling artists to find and connect with fans, secure licensing deals, distribution and media exposure, and get their music in front of well-known producers and music labels. Producers currently signed on to work with artists include industry greats such as Desmond Child, Ron Dante, Peter Asher, and John “Jellybean” Benitez, among others. There are also distribution and licensing deals with Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Amazon, APM Music and other partners. ” the company said in a press release.
I am always interested in new ways of doing things and working with companies that are shaking up the status quo. TuneGO is taking a new approach to how artists and bands get fans, get connected and get discovered, which I found intriguing and wanted to be involved on many levels. Not only am I an investor, but I am on the board and a strategic adviser, working with the executive team,” said Goldston.
“Of course we are thrilled that Mark is ‘all in’ and involved with TuneGO in a big way. An extremely successful executive and entrepreneur like him with his diverse experience will no doubt have a positive impact, and we are confident that his input will help us to expand our platform within the industry with more strategic partnerships,” said John Kohl, co-founder and CEO, TuneGO. “As we continue to grow and gain more interest, now is a great time for musicians who are interested in really getting their music heard and working with some of the biggest names producers in the business to check out TuneGO.”