The MusicXray Team
Mike McCready, Co-founder & CEO
Mike has experienced success as a musician, and separately as an entrepreneur, but has found his true passion by combining music with business. As a signed musician, he achieved two hit singles. As an entrepreneur, his companies have been featured in Success Magazine, The New Yorker, and other media. For example, one has been the subject of a very popular case study at Harvard Business School - which is taught at top business schools all over the world, was profiled in a few documentaries (Discovery, NatGeo, BBC & ITV), and even written into the screenplays of a couple network television series.
He speaks several languages, conducts business internationally, and occasionally rants on The Huffington Post. In short, he likes to stay busy.
As CEO of Music Xray, he has led the company through its challenging start-up phase and through it's angel and institutional rounds of investment. Music Xray has become what is probably the largest online community of music industry professionals in the world.
Jeff Durand, CTO
When he's not caving into the demands of his growing family, Jeff is developing the software and technical human resources that power Music Xray. Jeff is intimately involved in all aspects of product design and development from concept, to prototype, to production deployment in the cloud. If it is part of the software stack Music Xray using, you can bet Jeff played a key role in spearheading its development.
Previous to his work at Music Xray, Jeff successfully exited from miiplazz.net - a community site dedicated to the Nintendo Wii. Jeff has been engineering products that will change the way music is promoted and discovered since 2006, and putting his talents to use for Music Xray since 2009.
Joseph Sunder, VP of Operations and Community Development
Joseph is a multi-instrumentalist with a love of music from jazz and hip-hop to folk and blues. A former resident of Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and Zurich, he now calls New York City home. He received his BA in Strategic Communications & New Media from the University of MN - Twin Cities and his MA in Music Business from NYU. His interests include: writing and playing music, attending music and art shows, cooking, studying culture & music history, and traveling.
Previous to his work at Music Xray Joseph worked in advertising, doing media planning and strategy for clients such as United Airlines and General Mills. While at NYU he also helped found the music and travel company Cultivora and was featured in The New York Times. He continues to apply his well-trained ear, and business insight, with helping Music Xray manage its company strategy, daily operations and community of Industry Professionals.
You can connect with him directly on LinkedIn
William Shostak, SVP of Development
Will is fitness/exercise enthusiast, staying active each day, running, swimming, cycling, and body weight resistance training. He grew up in a studio and was raised around music, which sparked the passion that grew into producing independent dance music and major label dance remixes. For his first job while still in school, he built a system for an independent labels to track contacts and releases. Later, hoping to make a positive impact on the music industry, he built a music website to help independent musicians find new ways to support themselves. Using his flair for innovation, he continues to make the music industry a better place by using his unique personal insight in developing for Music Xray.
Adam Symmonds, Director of QA and Tech Support
Adam and his wife recently moved back to the east coast after living in Los Angeles for six years. As an avid guitar, bass, and banjo player, he's right at home here at Music Xray. Prior to his work at Music Xray, Adam worked in the e-commerce space, as well as the video game industry. When he isn't on the message boards offering tech support, he can usually be found playing with his big goofy goldendoodle named Einstein.