MSCLVR Interview Series #049 with Sung Cho, CEO, Founder of Chartmetric.io!
I originally met Sung Cho at a one day music tech conference in San Francisco towards the end of 2017 aptly named SF Music Tech. It’s a fantastic event that I’ve gone to every year for the last 4-5 years specifically because of the serendipitous connections that happen there.
I had heard about Chartmetric.io and had a “to do” on my task list for a while to try to make contact – at the time I was curious to see if there were any ways for our technologies to work together but when I randomly sat down next to Sung (not realizing at first who he was at first) I was more curious to hear the story behind how he went out building this powerful tool.
Chartmetric is tracking nearly 1 million Artists across about the same number of playlists (yes there are millions and millions of public playlists) as well as social media to help Artists, A&R, labels, managers, etc to see where their music is charting and visualize the data that helps them to tie playlist marketing strategies to boosts in social media following and vice versa!
We touch upon his gaming background, the startup hustle, pushing the lines of partner API rate limits and building an enterprise-level solution in terms of sophistication but without the enterprise price tag – Sung definitely has a soft spot for Indie artists and you can tell he truly wants to super serve that market.
Sung Cho on LinkedIN : https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffponchick/
Chartmetric : https://chartmetric.io/
Music Credit: Panthurr – https://soundcloud.com/panthurr
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