Music Tectonics Conference / rock paper scissors (tech and music PR firm)
Zalon is responsible for the strategic direction of Super Hi-Fi, which launched in 2018. Recently, the company announced it had been granted broad and critical patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for technology that allows its A.I.-driven audio platform to intelligently and seamlessly stitch together music and other audio content in digital delivery channels. Current partners include Peloton, iHeart, The Associated Press, Universal Music Group, Napster, and Target Spot.
Prior to Super Hi-Fi, Zalon served as co-founder and managing partner for We See Dragons, a “S.W.A.T.-style” digital agency that helps some of the world’s largest and most respected brands rapidly bring digital products to life. Brands for which We See Dragons has developed consumer platforms include National Geographic, Johnson & Johnson, Ticketmaster, Comcast, Citibank, Experian, and Madison Square Garden.
Zalon has always strongly believed in the power of digital music, and under the banner of We See Dragons he led the design and development of innovative digital music experiences for CBS Radio’s consumer music platform, Cricket Wireless’ Muve Music, Sony Music, AOL Radio and Yahoo Launchcast.
Earlier, Zalon was President of Virgin Digital, the global digital platform for the Virgin Group, helping to build and operate some of the earliest consumer digital music entertainment services, including Radio Free Virgin.
Zalon’s passion for the music experience has been a constant throughout his career. Early on, he was general manager of Doug Weston’s Troubadour, the legendary Los Angeles live-music venue featuring contemporary music’s greatest names in an intimate and standing-room-only venue. Originally from the East Coast, Zalon now calls Los Angeles home.
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Super Hifi
Prior, Nathan was cofounder and President of the marketing technology company, ReachLocal, where he grew the firm to 24,000 clients, 2,200 team members, and a half-billion dollars in annual revenue across fifteen countries.
He is also an early-stage venture investor in two dozen companies including SmartThings, Dollar Shave Club, Basis, and Blockstack. Board and advisory roles have included Quartet Health (behavioral health), Advice Local (local business marketing), Parade Ventures (seed capital fund), and DASH (in-stadium fan engagement).
Nathan has a BA from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette and an MBA from Centenary College. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
CEO and Founder of Music Audience Exchange
Co-Founder and Managing Partner Bandsintown Group