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Jim Lucchese advises early-stage music and media technology companies.

From 2014 – 2017, Jim served as the founding Global Head of Creator at Spotify. The Creator team at Spotify builds products and services directly for artists, helping them better understand, grow, engage and monetize their fan base.

From 2007 – 2014, Jim served as CEO of The Echo Nest. The Echo Nest brought machine learning and a developer community to the music industry, serving over 70 customers, including AEG, Beats/Apple, Clear Channel/iHeart Media, Microsoft, Nokia, Nuance, NTT, SiriusXM, Spotify, Twitter, Univision, Viacom, VEVO and WiMP/Tidal.

In 2014, The Echo Nest was acquired by Spotify. Integration of The Echo Nest into Spotify resulted in a number of music discovery features, such as Discover Weekly, Daily Mix and Fresh Finds.

Prior to The Echo Nest, Jim was a transactional music and media attorney at Greenberg Traurig. Jim holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. When he’s not working, Jim spends time with his wife and three kids; and occasionally sits behind a drum set, trying to figure out what Tony Williams is playing on Miles Davis records.