Sofar Sounds is the startup that’s behind a global network of music concerts held in people’s homes and other interesting locations – according to Billboard it now has shows running in 428 cities around the world. It also has a new CEO: Jim Lucchese, the former CEO of The Echo Nest, and (after that company was acquired) Spotify exec.
Current Sofar Sounds CEO Rafe Offer will become executive chair. “For the next chapter, I really wanted somebody with a different set of experience than I have, who could help us set the path for the next few years. Jim is a musician as well, so he has that artist soul, and I think that’s an important piece of this,” said Offer.
For his part, Lucchese said that “I’ve been thinking about how to move things forward in a way that empowers artists, does so on a global scale and connects artists and fans in a special way”.
Offer is speaking at the FastForward conference in Amsterdam today, which Music Ally is attending, so we may find out more about what he and Lucchese have planned.