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Jay Ahern (US)

Speaker (Cyanite)

With a background across the spectrum of digital distribution, A&R, product, partnerships, and operations, Jay always saw a loss of business due to incorrect metadata throughout his career. Now he’s supporting Cyanite’s mission to enable the music industry to develop products with cutting-edge creative metadata and search algorithms.

In his previous position at LANDR, Jay has shaped the global expansion strategy and acted as the representative for Europe. At IRRUPT he set up product collaborations with Native Instruments, Roland and Ninja Tune, and developed the digital distribution of Berlin’s infamous Hard Wax record store. At Beatport, he was a central figure to launch Beatport Sounds and served as an A&R and North America consultant at finetunes/The Orchard.

Throughout his entire career, he has always nurtured his artistic side while working in the music business itself. Based in Berlin, he has been a producer for over 10 years with live performances in Fabric, Berghain, and many other clubs in Europe, Japan, and North America.

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