Cyanite appoints Jay Ahern as Director of Music Industry Relations
Mannheim/Berlin, March 10, 2022 – Music industry veteran Jay Ahern joins the further growth of Cyanite as Director of Music Industry Relations and brings with him an impressive track record from the music industry with previous stations at LANDR, PIAS, Domino, Beatport, and The Orchard.
With a background across the spectrum of digital distribution, A&R, product, partnerships, and operations, Jay always saw a loss of business due to incorrect metadata throughout his career and the opportunity to leverage Cyanite’s mission to enable the music industry to develop products with cutting-edge creative metadata and search algorithms.
In his previous position at LANDR, Jay has shaped the global expansion strategy and acted as the representative for Europe. At IRRUPT he set up product collaborations with Native Instruments, Roland and Ninja Tune, and developed the digital distribution of Berlin’s infamous Hard Wax record store.
At Beatport, he was a central figure to launch Beatport Sounds and served as an A&R and North America consultant at finetunes/The Orchard.
Throughout his entire career, he has always nurtured his artistic side while working in the music business itself. Based in Berlin, he has been a producer for over 10 years with live performances in Fabric, Berghain, and many other clubs in Europe, Japan, and North America.
Cyanite CEO Markus Schwarzer says: “After 5 minutes of our first call, it was crystal clear that Jay is the perfect addition to our growing team. With his background, he brings a deep understanding of our customers, knows the intricacies of the music industry, and has a strong grasp of technology and AI. We are very excited to have Jay on board and look forward to working with him to further cultivate and grow our relationships and partnerships with the music industry.”
Background to Cyanite:
Cyanite empowers companies from the music and creative industries with algorithms for music analysis and discovery. The start-up is one of the leading independent innovators in the field of music-AI and supports some of the most renowned and innovative players in the music and creative industry. Among the music companies using Cyanite are APM Music, Mediengruppe RTL, BPM Supreme, SWR, the music publishers Nettwerk, NEUBAU Music, and Schubert Music, and the sound branding agencies Universal Music Solutions, TAMBR, and amp sound branding. The 16-person team is mainly located in Berlin and Mannheim and supported by a renowned group of international business angels and family offices from the music business, AI sector, and startup world.
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