Los Angeles-based ticketed livestreaming startup Moment House, which launched with $1.5 million seed funding in October 2020, has named seven new key hires including execs from Spotify, Apple Music and AEG Presents.
The platform’s seed round in October was led by Forerunner Ventures and the company also secured angel investments from Scooter Braun, Troy Carter, Palm Tree Crew Investments (Kygo and Myles Shear), Jess Lee, a partner at Sequoia Capital, Jared Leto, Patreon CEO Jack Conte and more.
Sam Berger, who previously worked at Spotify on the Artist & Label Marketing team, has been named Head of Music.
Michele Bernstein has been named Marketing Strategist and joins Moment House from WME.
In addition, Casey McCabe has been named Head of Live Music & Strategy and joins from AEG Presents, while Dionte Goodlett has been named Director, Hip Hop and R&B Strategy and Partnerships and spent the past seven years on the label relations team at Apple Music.
Elsewhere, Randy Nichols has been named Director, Rock and Metal Strategy and Partnerships. Nichols has previously worked as a talent manager at Force Media Management and Red Light Management.
Rounding out the new hires are Bart Coleman (previously a comedy lead at Spotify), who has been named Head of Comedy, North America, and Georgie Donnelly who has been named Head of Comedy, UK. Donnelly was formerly a comedy agent at United Talent Agency.
Founded in 2019 out of the Jimmy Iovine & Dr. Dre Academy for Innovation at USC, Moment House has hosted events by a range of artists including Halsey, Tame Impala, Kygo, Kaytranada, Yungblud, Grouplove, Bryson Tiller, Brockhampton, Flux Pavillion, Omar Apollo, and more.
Artists earn 100% of the ticket revenue, with Moment House earning a 10% service fee from fans.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Sam, Michele, Casey, Dionte, Randy, Bart, and Georgie to the Moment House team as we work to propel the company to new heights.”
Arjun Mehta, Moment House
Moment House CEO and Co-Founder Arjun Mehta, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Sam, Michele, Casey, Dionte, Randy, Bart, and Georgie to the Moment House team as we work to propel the company to new heights.
“Their deep expertise and unique specializations working with talent of all kinds will massively aid Moment House’s continued growth and evolution.”Music Business Worldwide