MSCLVR Interview Series #023 with Nico Perez, Cofounder of Mixcloud – On Demand Radio Online
This episode of the podcast is featuring the great Nico Perez, Cofounder at Mixcloud! Mixcloud was founded in London in 2008 as the home for on-demand radio online helping DJs, radio presenters and stations host and distribute to vast audiences across the Interwebs. Mixcloud has attracted content from world leading DJs like Tiesto, Artists like Erykah Badu and they have worked with some of the world’s largest brands and advertisers, including Nike, BlackBerry, Diesel and Red Bull.
I really enjoyed this conversation w/ Nico. He was born and raised in Europe of Spanish and midwestern US parents and was a DJ and breakdancer growing up. Just two years out of college he and his cofounders set out to build a business to solve a problem that was plaguing them.
As DJs they wondered why there was no place to publish their sets or mixes to an online audience legally? With a vision, no money, and ironically no Internet – Mixcloud was somehow born out of perserverance and tenacity including having to visit the library in the early days to make sure the site was up and running.
Nico is super sharp and his humility is disarming – I think everyone will enjoy this conversation and if you are interested in learning more I recommend you also check out Nico’s conversation on CreatorLab w/ Bilal Zaidi (link down below) – I purposely tried to take this conversation in a different direction since Bilal did such a great job laying the groundwork – here is the MSCLVR twist on Nico’s journey w/ Mixcloud so without further ado…Nico Perez
Nico on LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/n1coperez/
Check out Mixcloud : https://www.mixcloud.com/
Thanks to Sennheiser for inviting us to The Digilogue : https://en-us.sennheiser.com/
Check out The Digilogue : https://www.thedigilogue.com/
Special thanks to Epoch : http://www.itsepoch.com/
Music Credit: Panthurr – soundcloud.com/panthurr
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Nico on CreatorLab : https://www.creatorlab.fm/nico-perez-the-story-behind-mixcloud/
We recorded today’s interview a few weeks ago in NYC at “The Future of Audio” Series produced by our friends at The Digilogue powered by our friends at Sennheiser – Sennheiser is shaping the future of the audio industry with a unique approach to audio innovation, a passion for excellence, and, of course, a rich history of high end product development ranging from headsets to microphones – be sure to check out their recently released Ambeo Smart Headset that allows you to record and play audio back in 3D sound – it will blow your mind!