Dan Demole is a music & tech entrepreneur based in NYC. He is the co-founder and current Co-CEO of Slip.stream, a creator safe music licensing platform. Launched in 2021, Slip.stream has raised over $10m of venture funding from investors including Sony Music, Third Prime, Lightshed Ventures, and Operator Partners. The platform boasts over 250,000 users and has more than 130,000 songs and sound effects available for individuals, brands, and businesses to license safely across all platforms.
Prior to Slip.stream, he co-founded the production music library, Jingle Punks. Under his guidance, Jingle Punks grew to become the largest independent production music library in North America. He served as CTO and developed Jingle Punks’ patented cloud-based search and discovery platform. The business was acquired twice, first by WME/Endeavor in 2012 and then again by Anthem Entertainment (formerly ole) in 2015.
Post-acquisition of Anthem, he transitioned to the role of President, Production Music Group, of Anthem Entertainment. While there, he led the division into new revenue streams and global deals, oversaw a catalog of more than 500,000 songs, and managed a staff across six offices in four countries.
Dan Demole has been featured on the covers of Variety & Billboard, in Forbes and Bloomberg Businessweek where he was profiled as founder of one of America’s Most Promising Startup, and he was the subject of a CBS Sunday Morning episode profiling his founders’ story.
Industry Changes: From Selling Songs To Buying Services
10/10/23, 3:00 PM
Over the last decade, there has been an intense focus on the long-term value of music copyrights with more than $5 billion spent on acquisitions in 2021 alone. But as the media focus on the big numbers, the companies powering the industry have expertly developed technology and personnel capabilities to service both the high end of the market and the proliferation of mid and long-tail creators.
While the market for copyright acquisitions continues to hold steady, is it this relatively new slate of service businesses that controls the future of the industry? And as they become more attractive to investors, offering growth and profitability, how will injection of capital support the next generation of creators?