GroupieTunes was the first company to offer independent and unsigned bands the ability to sell their music as ringtones & bill directly on their fans’ cell phone bills – no credit cards, no micropayments. The brainchild of tech vet Todd McGee and entertainment industry professional Bryce Graves, GroupieTunes was formed in late 2004 and recently launched their 2.0 MCNE (mobile community network enabler) platform.
With an ever-growing catalog that’s going to be featuring most of your favorite independent, unsigned, and signed bands & artists, GroupieTunes wants to be your first, last, and only stop for mobile content.
(CEO/Co-Founder) – Todd is a highly respected technology and new media entrepreneur, specializing in Internet strategies, Internet marketing and mobile Internet solutions since 1994. He is founder or co-founder of more than a dozen successful startups including Co-Owner and SVP of Sales and Marketing of Integrated Consulting in 1996, later i.con interactive. In 1999, i.con was merged with seven companies by businessman Michael Jordan (now CEO of EDS) and taken public under the name Luminant Worldwide. In 2000, Luminant was one of the top 10 largest Internet professional services organizations in the world.
(Co-Founder) – Bryce Graves has been successful in many aspects of the music and entertainment industries. He co-created, produced, and directed the #1 national TV show True Music, on HDNet, Mark Cuban’s all-high-definition network. He manages national TV personalities, rock bands, and even the world-famous Bros. Grim Side Show. Bryce partners with the largest entertainment law firm and booking agency in the world, Loeb & Loeb and Creative Artists Agency, in developing TV personalities and bands. He has produced and executive produced music videos and records for emerging artists.
(COO) – COO of GroupieTunes and its associated consulting business, appliedSB. Directs all project and operational management for the firms, including program management, release content and management and customer service. Provides strategic direction on marketing plans and strategies for GroupieTunes and private label clients. Strong telecommunications, technology and marketing background based on experience as a consultant to major telecom services and technology hardware manufacturers including HP, Microsoft, Intel and Ericsson, as well as a lengthy career at AT&T (including President of the Southwest Region). Varied industry experience includes product management, marketing, a stint as a CIO of a mid-sized firm, billing and customer service operations and product development. Speciality is the integration of marketing strategy with operational execution.
(CTO/Platform Architect) – Greg brings a valuable blend of music and technology expertise to the GroupieTunes team. He was one of the first artists in the world to use podcasting as a promotional tool and has been invited to speak on the subject throughout the U.S. and Canada. No stranger to using the internet for community building, he was an editor and administrator on some of the largest fan-created gaming websites from 1999-2001. His music has been heard in clubs and college radio and featured in small independent films in Ohio, NY, Toronto, and LA.