Jeremy Silver is an entrepreneur, digital media adviser and thought-leader. He is Executive Chairman of Semetric (real-time analytics for the entertainment industry – check out musicmetric) and Chair of MusicGlue (online ticketing and services for artists). He is a Non Executive Director of the Bridgeman Art Library. He is also Specialist Adviser on the creative industries to the UK Technology Strategy Board.
Previously he was CEO of Sibelius Software (a music notation software company) which he sold to Avid Technology in 2006. Before that he was worldwide Vice President of New Media for EMI Music Group in London and in Los Angeles. Silver went on to run the pioneering Spotify-like service Uplister, (a playlist- sharing music subscription service), based in San Francisco which was venture backed by August Capital. He was an early advisor to Shazam Entertainment when it was still based in Berkeley, California.
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.