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jon luini
Works at chime interactive
Attended University of California, Santa Cruz
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Trying out the new Canon 70D on a final trip to the beach before vacation ends. #sunset   #surf   #beach   #vacation  
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come join me at C2SV for a very cool session/conversation tomorrow! plus, if you have a ticket you still can make it to see Woz and Bushnell talk about finding the next Steve Jobs (12:30)
 
Come to C2SV and check out Jon's panel on music discovery, curation, recommendation with Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Peter DiMaria from Gracenote, producer/engineer/mixer/remixer Count Eldridge (DJ Shadow, Frank Sinatra, Radiohead, etc), and writer Jon Pruett (Listen/Rhapsody/iTunes). 2:30pm Saturday!
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#hangoutsonairKristel Kimball, Cayley Wetzig, and Debbi Beadle
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i'm also not a big fan of repurposing my statements to make it sound like i actively dislike both record labels and file-sharing. but if that sort of a subtitle gets people to read something and think more about the actual issues musicians and the industry are facing, i can let it slide. also--  neat to see CNN/Fortune pick up a story from our local Santa Cruz paper.

"Jon Luini, a founder of the Internet's first music distributor, isn't a fan of either the record labels or the free-for-all of file-sharing."
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impromptu fud run with sco-ites before specula practice for sco gala fundraiser so had to go with an orange fanta+whipped cream for old times' sake. this one is for you, +Steve Schneider (Dusty)!
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3 days left to help Count out finishing his fantastic documentary. If you care about artists being able to continue to create the art you love, consider helping to support this film.
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Had way too much fun with +Sammy Hagar and +Michael Anthony in a Hangout On Air celebrating the release of the new "Sammy Hagar & Friends" album tonight! Included special guest Aaron Hagar (and a room of Redheads) from the Tahoe Cabo Wabo Cantina as well as the Roseville Island!   Thanks to +Brian Mandler+Dave Lucas and +Cayley Wetzig from Google for all of their support! Very loose and fun... watch the archive over at http://bit.ly/sammyhangout and pick up the album at http://www.sammyandfriends.com/
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digital strategist/innovator, producer & builder
Employment
  • chime interactive
    president/founder, 1993 - present
  • Little Kids Rock
    sf/bay area board member, 2011
  • TEDxSantaCruz
    co-organizer, curator, 2010 - 2011
  • Virtual Venues Network
    cto/co-founder, 2005 - 2011
  • Popular Noise Foundation
    board member, 2000 - 2006
  • BASMO (Bay Area Streaming Media Organization)
    co-founder, 1999 - 2004
  • Garageband.com
    Colporteur, 1999 - 2000
  • The FezGuys
    FezGuy (partner), 1996 - 2002
  • MediaCast
    co-founder, 1995 - 1999
  • Addicted To Noise
    co-creator/executive vice president, 1994 - 1997
  • IUMA - Internet Underground Music Archive
    co-founder/kaiser, 1993 - 1995
  • Liquid Audio
    Advisory Board Member, 1996 - 1998
  • HaL Computer Systems
    Senior Systems Administrator, 1991 - 1993
  • SCO - The Santa Cruz Operation
    Senior Network/Systems Administrator, 1988 - 1991
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digital strategist & innovator, producer (chime.com), TEDxSantaCruz co-organizer, Little Kids Rock SF Board member
Introduction
demystifying, deploying and developing internet community & technology since 1986 (especially for musicians and the music industry).

1980: first computer - commodore PET w/ 16K, tape drive and a non-membrane keyboard. first inspiration was about extending the game "fur trapper" until i ran out of space on the 5 min tape cassette.

1986: stumbled onto the internet at UC Santa Cruz and between that, photography and band practice, reversed my schedule. began playing with the intersection of computers and social networks.

1988: started encoding my bands' songs into Sun AU format. cool & fun, but the sound was (yuck).

1993: internet music becomes viable, hallelujiah! start IUMA to spread the gospel using MPEG-2 on this new thing called the World Wide Web. get warner bros, geffen, teen beat and others online. do the first live music netcasts (yes, before that rolling stones mbone broadcast).

1994: start Addicted To Noise (ATN), the first rock'n roll mag online and the first place to include sound samples with album reviews (hard to believe there was a time before that now).

1995: start MediaCast, first company to specialize in Internet broadcasting. other than the great music, highlights were either first webcast from burning man, or netcasting jimmy carter. 

1996: the FezGuys are born, bringing internet audio enlightenment to the masses. have a cup of soup and celebrate!

1998: back to basics, start chime to work one-on-one with bands, management, booking agencies, & clubs

2001: the most amazing free music festival on the planet starts: hardly strictly bluegrass and i start getting more serious about video documentation, production and editing.

2002: the FezGuys put out the definitive book on internet audio and exit stage left.

2003: family time, simplify and settle down a bit.

2005: Virtual Venues Network begins its long-term incubation.

2006-2009: killer interactive community rich web sites with PROD (madonna, bob dylan, george harrison,  beastie boys, dave matthews band, phish, tom petty, ben harper, sheryl crow, mates of state, my chemical romance, guster, etc)

2009: create Twittercasts with Moonalice and start the groundwork towards what is now the Moonalice Satellite broadcasting network pushing HTML5 video to web and mobile from nearly every live show.

2010: TEDxSantaCruz begins. 2011: work with an amazing team to curate and produce the first event -  a sell out success!

2011: add my hat to the ring & join the board to contribute to the amazing work Little Kids Rock does every day

this quarter: still playing with new technologies and music communities - chickenfoot debuts new single on turntable.fm and Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani and Mike Anthony hold some of the first artist hangouts on google+
Education
  • University of California, Santa Cruz