Episode 118: #OnTheStacks in the blu door studio with Dave Yeager, Founder and CEO of Showcase Daily. At 23 years old, with a couple hundred dollars to his name, Dave threw all of his belongings into his van and drove across the country to California to follow his dream of working in the music industry. When he arrived, he was homeless. He was so determined to make it, that until he got a job and saved up enough money to rent an apartment, he slept in his van and snuck into movie theaters and survived on free refills of popcorn and soda that others left behind.
After a few years of working for ET on MTV, he landed a job in the music industry. Working alongside two industry legends, Co-Founder of Interscope Records, Jimmy Iovine, and Rapper/Producer Dr. Dre, Dave helped develop and build Beats Music, which was eventually acquired by Apple for $3 billion in 2014 and became what we now know as Apple Music.
Burnt out after working in the corporate world, he decided to create his own music streaming platform, Showcase Daily. It is a platform for emerging talent that introduces one new artist and one new track everyday with a focus on promoting quality over quantity. The app is currently in the alpha testing phase with hopes of rolling it out to the public in Fall 2022.
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