Rupert Hine FAPRS
Co-Founder - Music Artist/Industry Relations@ruperthine
Co-founder Rupert Hine, a tech-loving music guy, has been at the forefront of music technology for more than 40 years. Awarded a Fellowship of the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS) for “outstanding contribution to the industry especially as an eclectic, seminal producer and as co-founder of the British Record Producers Guild” (now Music Producers Guild), he pioneered electronic musical instrument interfaces with the fledgling MIDI and is a founder member the International MIDI Association. He is also the current Chairman of BASCA's Songwriting Executive Committee.
Rupert has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a record producer, having taken the helm for some 130 albums, and enjoyed considerable success as a songwriter. Billboard's 'The Encyclopedia Of Record Producers' notes that: ‘Few producers have worked with as wide a stylistic range of gold- and platinum-selling artists as Hine, including Tina Turner, The Fixx, Howard Jones, Chris de Burgh, Rush, Bob Geldof, Stevie Nicks, Thomson Twins, The Waterboys, Kate Bush, Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik'. He has worked with a number of less obviously commercial artists, too, including techno-pioneers Underworld.
Co-Founder - Technical Architect/Evangelist@agraham999
“I really like Alan. He's smart, engaging, helpful, insightful, and a lot of fun to work with.
He sees way ahead of the curve, understands markets deeply (publishing for example) and knows
how to connect both in person and in the virtual forms.”
- Doc Searls, Harvard Fellow
Author of Cluetrain Manifesto & The Intention Economy
A digital chameleon, technologist, and producer, working in over 10 profound technologies in his 20+ year career, from digital video, animation, e-commerce, online hiring, presence detection, blogging, mobile computing, RSS, online publishing, and more. He has appeared as an author in numerous magazine, several O’Reilly books and blogs, the ZDNet Web 2.0 founding author, as well as being a widely cited expert in design. In 2003-04 Alan created the worlds first book dedicated to blogs as literature, "Never Threaten to Eat Your Co-Workers." Many of the writer’s featured have gone on to be recognized for their online writing, including Heather Armstrong (Dooce), Will Wheaton (Star Trek), Choire Sicha (The Awl), & Mark Fraunfelder (boing boing).
Alan also spent three years at Discovery Channel as the Community and Music Liaison during the launch of their Planet Green TV channel and was responsible for the creation and launch of Discovery’s first music website.