David is the co-founder of sound.xyz, a suite of web3-native music and economic tools powering the next generation of artists and their communities, starting with listening parties for new releases. David grew up in the music industry; he started working at Atlantic Records at 13-years-old, and more recently at Pandora working on recommendation systems. His mission is to restore the true value of music and create a more sustainable middle class for artists. And in just under four months, sound.xyz has already onboarded 75 artists and paid out over $2.5 MM in proceeds directly to those artists in just 4 months.