Monday, January 29, 2007

Melodeo Hires a President of the United States of America

Melodeo Mobilcast announced today the hiring of Dave Dederer, best-known as a founding member of the multi-platinum rock band The Presidents of the United States of America.

Dederer joins Melodeo as the company’s Senior Director, Media Content. Dave and I are joining forces on Mobilcast and bringing music to the forefront. Mobilcast will still be a complete international solution for spoken-word audio and video content.
Dave’s primary responsibilities will be to bring more emphasis on music to Mobilcast, Melodeo’s mobile podcasting product, which is currently available through Cingular, Alltel and other major carriers worldwide. Dave said, “This is an extension of what I’ve tried to do as a musician, which is to help people tap into the transformative power of music,” said Dederer. “Mobilcast is a great platform for enabling people to access music they already love and to discover new music. I’m thrilled at this opportunity.” Melodeo CEO Jim Billmaier, is thrilled to see Dederer join the Mobilcast team. Jim said, “We’ve courted Dave for a number of months now and I think he’ll bring a lot to the table. He has a tremendous base of experience and contacts from many years of running the Presidents’ business, and those will be assets to Melodeo and Mobilcast.” Dave and I worked together to create his first Mobilcast audio feed: Hear his first episode and his feed URL

Here is a video of Dave performing on David Letterman's "Late Show".

Rob Greenlee

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