John Cate

Los Angeles & Boston

Widely published songwriter with over 200 TV & film placements. NCIS, Zoo, Justified and others. "Shades of John Lennon and Roy Orbison"- Mojo. Accomplished entrepreneur with finance background. Trained as CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Created digital rights licensing strategy for eMusic.com in 1998 (WSJ, January 1999). Initiated and closed major rights licenses with Rykodisc, Phish, Elvis Costello, Relix Music Group and others. Conceived TuneCore business model with founder in October 2005, advised in start-up matters for company formation and capital requirements. Become TuneCore's CFO for 5 years. Led 2 major corporate (Guitar Center and Universal Music Group) and 1 private equity (Opus Capital) financings. Advised Soundwave Research Labs in growth of Crowley-Tripp microphone business which was sold to Shure. Friend of MIT's Communications Futures Program, a think tank of Telcos, advising on matters related to copyright futures. Created market entry strategy for Audiam, a digital rights music administration company. Owner of media-based advisory company American Music Partners engaged in music publishing, business management and independent consulting services, primarily for companies in the online media business. (Legal alias: Gian Caterine)