03.25.2010 Q&A - Jason DaPonte - Sounds Digital Insider
1. What is your history within digital music?
I listen to it — a lot! I also used to be a music writer when I was younger and have had some involvement with the BBC’s music web/mobile sites.
2. What’s exciting you in the digital music space right now?
I think the ability to create personal collections of music in an unprecedented way is hugely exciting – both as a user experience but also on a business level. Never before have companies had the opportunity to know so much about what users are listening to and create businesses around it.
I’m also loving some of the really disruptive business models and technologies that are cropping up – like Bandstocks.com and Playdar.org. And I’ve been a long-time fan of Shazam – it solves a very real problem in an elegant way and I use it all the time. It’s the one single thing that made me want to work in mobile after I first used it a few years ago.
The biggest personal problem I have is finding a way to store all of my music. I’m constantly running out of memory – bring on the cloud!
3.What will be the focus of your Key Note presentation at Sounds Digital in London this year?
I’ll be talking about the importance of mobile media in people’s lives, why the music industry can’t ignore mobile and making some predictions for the future.
4. What experiences and skills will you be sharing with your ‘Lab’ mentoring projects at Sounds Digital?
I’m a trained creativity facilitator and mentor – so hope to help people develop their ideas, identify the best parts of them and help them move forward.
5. Favourite website or online experience that not enough people know about?
The City Sounds FM iPhone app is really cool – I just wish more people used it.
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