Andy Blacker

Andy is the CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairman of the Board for Audiobyte, and the co-founder of our product Gifnote™. Working in partnership with the music industry— Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and the music publishers—theirs is the patented standard for bite size music expression, across all social and messaging.

Andy’s mission is to help innovative companies and fellow entrepreneurs thrive and grow. He dove into the tech space as one of the first employees at Infoseek—and has worked since to define strategy and drive high-growth business units for some of the world’s largest consumer media companies (AOL, Discovery, Hearst). He has also been active with various media organizations/non-profits, and as a board member of the Cinema Advertising Council & Rednote.

In 2011, he helped launch ToneMedia, which became the world’s #1 music property across all mobile, reaching 120 million entertainment fans a month, successfully acquired with Bandsintown in 2014. Post acquisition, he formed BlackerStrategic, advising and investing in early start-ups in the digital/mobile space.