Dave is CEO of Recombinant, and has been a featured speaker at SXSW, MIDEM, SF MusicTech, TEDx, Music Tectonics, and MusicBiz, as well as UC Davis, UCLA, and the McGeorge School of Law
His work on music analysis and interactive systems is focused on mining music data to innovate new experiences for music fans, including repurposing music data as visual input, making images and ads contextually responsive to music.
Dave is also leading the development of Song AI, an interactive virtual talent platform that puts the fan in the band, enabling anyone to play any song on any instrument, expertly and improvisationally, by simple touch and motion control. Song AI is slated for 2020 release on both mobile and VR.
Prior to Recombinant, Dave was an artist manager and producer. In addition to being an early champion of Korn and Papa Roach, Dave was the original manager and co-producer of the Grammy Award-winning group Deftones.