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Matthew Adell

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As CEO of Beatport, Matthew Adell is responsible for the company’s overall strategic direction, operational effectiveness, and growth of both the brand and its core business. He joined the company in 2009 as COO, and assumed the role of CEO the following year. Adell has dedicated his career to connecting people with the music they love, beginning as a teenager working at a record store in suburban Chicago, to holding key positions at several influential music companies. Prior to Beatport, Adell served as VP of Music Services at Napster, where he was charged with creative oversight of the company’s music programming and product initiatives. Previous positions include VP of Music Services at MusicNow.com, as well as senior positions at Amazon and Motorola's Radiowave.com. He also was VP of Wax Trax! Records, where he signed The KLF, KMFDM and others, and later founded Organico, his own house music label and the original home to Derrick Carter and Dubtribe Sound System.


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