The Sourcetone Team

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Founders

Malcolm Goodman, Founder, President, Director of Music Library and Web/Product Design. Malcolm is the architect of Sourcetone’s music library and design visions and the co-creator of the concept for Sourcetone’s research-based Music Classification System Technology®. He is a contributor to electronic music in the areas of production/composition, sound design, mastering, and DJing. Malcolm collaborated as the sound designer/composer for Flash web designer Joshua Davis’ OnceUponAForest.com and Praystation.com, Golden Nica winner at the Prix Ars Electronica. Together they developed audio-visual installations shown in museums worldwide. He served as the Senior Electronic Technician and Creative Audio Developer for the Computer Music Center at Columbia University. He has also won globally recognized awards for his compositions and DJing.

Dr. Jeff Berger, Ed.D., Founder, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer. Dr. Berger is the co-creator of the concept for Sourcetone’s research-based Music Classification System Technology®. He has investigated time-course, lyrics, and musical features on emotionality. Dr Berger has been in private practice enhancing mental health and educational growth. He has consulted for schools and universities in areas of student and program development. Dr. Berger served as Visiting Professor, London University and Visiting Scientist at the Tavistock Institute, London. He has been involved in upper-level management training and recruitment.

 

Directors

Dr. Robert Rowe, Ph.D., Director of Research. Dr. Rowe is currently Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies in the Steinhardt School at New York University. Dr. Rowe’s team has built the MCST™. He is the first composer to complete the Ph.D. in Music and Cognition at the MIT Media Laboratory. Dr. Rowe’s music is performed throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. He served as an editor of the Journal of New Music Research & on the board of directors of the Electronic Music Foundation. Dr. Rowe’s books Interactive Music Systems (1993) and Machine Musicianship (2001) have been published by MIT Press.

Molly Holder, M.M., Director of Product Development. Molly manages all aspects of product development, from concept to design and production. She holds a B.A. in Music Cognition from Mount Holyoke College and a Masters in Music Technology from New York University.

Chad Wagner, M.M., Director of Technology. Chad’s team develops and maintains Sourcetone’s technology infrastructure, software, and websites. His team has built the back-end of all Sourcetone’s products. Chad holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California, Berkley and a Masters in Music Technology from New York University, where he currently teaches courses in signal processing and electronics.

Anthony Buzzeo, MBA, M.A., Director of Marketing & Sales. Anthony plans and executes Sourcetone’s multichannel marketing campaigns and heads up a growing sales team. He has extensive experience providing strategic direction to Music Industry, Consumer Electronics and Broadcast Industry companies entering the digital space to deploy new products. He also served as Product Manager for several innovative products receiving distinguished industry recognition including a Technical Emmy. Anthony holds an MBA from the Joseph M. Katz School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Arts from City College at the City University of New York. Anthony is an active jazz musician, has co-produced 20 recordings at major record labels and is passionate about merging art with technology.

Senior Advisors

Dino Brusco, MBA, Business and Marketing Advisor. Dino is a business leader in the mobile/CE industry with a track record of delivering software products and applications, business strategies and technology roadmaps. His broad, multidisciplinary background includes leadership positions in emerging mobile technologies, business development, product management, developer ecosystems, marketing and engineering. He has held high level positions at large multinational corporations including Hewlett Packard, Palm, Motorola and Huawei. Dino holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida,and Executive MBAs from Stanford and the University of Florida.

Luis Araten-Castillo, MBA, Business and Marketing Advisor. Prior to joining Sourcetone, Luis served as a Marketing Manager for CBS Radio for eight years.  Prior to that he worked as an engineer at The Hit Factory in New York City. Luis holds an MBA in Marketing and Global Economics from The NYU Stern School of Business.

Jonathan Berger, M.M., Human Resources Advisor. Jonathan is currently VP of HR and Operations at Direct Agents Ad Agency. Jonathan was recognized as a Cornell University Presidential Research Scholar and holds a Masters Degree from Columbia University in Leadership and Organizational Development.  He was also awarded a Columbia University Research Grant for research on The Relationship between the Effects of Music on Student Learning and Short-term memory, Sensation-Seeking Tendencies, Self-Esteem, and Musical Training.

 

Research Team

Dr. Gottfried Schlaug, M.D., Ph.D., Principal Investigator at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS). Dr. Schlaug completed two Sourcetone Grants on the Integrated Areas of Digital Sound/Music, Human Behavior and Brain Function. He serves as the Director of the Music and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Chief of the Division of Cerebrovascular Disease and Director of Neuroimaging & Stroke Recovery at BIDMC/HMS.  Dr. Schlaug has written over 125 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. His research team includes musicians, neurobiologists & cognitive neuroscientists.

Dr. Juan Pablo Bello, Ph.D., Senior Researcher in Music Analysis and Classification. Dr. Bello is currently an Associate Professor in Music Technology at New York University and a founding member of its Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL). His research focuses on endowing computers with music listening and analytical skills, such as the ability to automatically recognize tonal, rhythmic, structural and emotional information from recorded music, and to characterize the similarities that exist between musical pieces. Dr. Bello has authored more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and International conferences at the intersection of music, engineering and computer science, and is a recipient of the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation.

 

Scientific, Music, Medical, and Business Advisory Board

Professor Fred Lerdahl is a member of the Sourcetone Advisory Board concerning sound/music, human behavior and brain function. Professor Lerdahl, composer and music theorist, is the Fritz Reiner Professor of Music at Columbia University. He is the co- author of A Generative Theory of Tonal Music &Tonal Pitch Space. A Generative Theory of Tonal Music is a cornerstone of the field of music cognition. Tonal Pitch Space received the 2002 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Special Recognition Award and the 2003 Wallace Berry Distinguished Book Award. Professor Lerdahl served as the Mind/Brain/Behavior Distinguished Faculty Fellow at Harvard University and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Music at UC-Berkeley. His music has been performed by many major orchestras and chamber ensembles in the United States and Europe.

Dr. Howard Kerpen, M.D., F.A.C.P.,  is a member of the Sourcetone Advisory Board concerning medical systems and applications. Dr. Kerpen is a Lorber Professor of Medical Education and Professor of Medicine at the Hofstra NS-LIJ School of Medicine, Director of the Lorber Center for the Advancement of Medical Education at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and is a past Clinical Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a community-based practicing physician. He has appeared as a medical consultant on 20-20 and Good Morning America; and has been quoted in Reuters and Newsday. Dr. Kerpen is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American College of Medical Quality. He lectures extensively on both Medical Informatics and Medical Quality.

Joseph B. Lerch, M.S., J.D, is a member of the Sourcetone Advisory Board concerning intellectual property. Mr. Lerch is the author of Publication of Pending U.S. Patents and Other New Provisions to The Patent Act. He had lectured on behalf of the Practicing Law Institute on Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution & contributed to the DMCA.

Lewis Solomon is a member of the Sourcetone Advisory Board concerning business and market planning. Mr. Solomon has served on the boards of such companies as Verizon Wireless and as former EVP, Patricof Inc. His principle activities include corporate strategy, worldwide sales and marketing and venture-capital investments.