Robb McDaniels Named CEO of Beatport
10/17/2017 by Ashley Iasimone
Robb McDaniels is joining Beatport as CEO, parent company LiveStyle announced Tuesday (Oct. 17).
“I have known Beatport since its birth in 2004 as the preeminent DJ download store in the world,” McDaniels, music industry exec and media and technology entrepreneur, said. “Ever since they easily convinced me to sign up INgrooves as a content partner, I have worked closely with many of the talented executives and passionate employees at the company. I know that Beatport, in partnership with its parent company LiveStyle, has the ingredients to dramatically increase the positive impact it can have on the dance and DJ community.”
“We are looking forward to reigniting both innovation and value creation for our partners and customers at Beatport in 2018 and beyond,” he added.
“Beatport is in a period of resurgent growth and has recently returned to profitability. We are excited to have Robb take the reins of Beatport during this time and look forward to his innovative leadership to continue Beatport’s upward user trends, including the company’s increased visitors, users and track sales,” said Randy Phillips, CEO and president of LiveStyle.
While working with Beatport, McDaniels will continue to serve as venture advisor for investment company TechInvest and executive chairman at talent management company Faction Entertainment. He was previously the CEO of INgrooves, which he founded in 2002.