Jeremy Silver is an investor, entrepreneur and digital media consultant. He is Chairman of MusicGlue Ltd (a company providing online commerce services for artists). He is a Non Executive Director of Bridgeman Images (a fine art picture library). He is also Specialist Adviser on the creative industries to InnovateUK (previously known as Technology Strategy Board).
Previously he was Executive Chairman of Semetric Ltd (a company providing social media big data and real-time analytics for the entertainment industry) and was closely involved in the establishment of the Featured Artists Coalition (a music industry membership and lobbying organisation). He was CEO of Sibelius Software (a music notation software company) which he sold to Avid Technology in 2006. He was worldwide Vice President of New Media for EMI Music Group in London and in Los Angeles. Silver co-founded the pioneering service Uplister, (a Spotify-like playlist- sharing music subscription service), based in San Francisco which was venture backed by August Capital. He was also an early advisor to Shazam Entertainment.
In the early 90s, Silver was Director of Media Affairs at Virgin Records where he worked closely with many artists including Genesis, Meat Loaf, Brian Eno, Massive Attack and the Future Sound of London.
In 1994 he launched the Raft – inspired by Neal Stephenson’s seminal novel Snowcrash. A few pages of Virgin Records first website – are preserved here.
Silver has given talks and chaired panels on music and digital media at many conferences and seminars around the world including at the Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, Midem, Thinking Digital, In The City and TEDx. He has a PhD in English Literature.