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Ali Partovi

Ali Partovi
CEO, iLike

Ali Partovi, CEO of iLike

iLike is the Web’s leading social music discovery service and the dominant music application on Facebook, Orkut, hi5 and Bebo (the leading social networks in Latin America and the UK).

With over 27 million registered users, iLike helps people share music recommendations, playlists, and personalized concert alerts. The iLike Sidebar (www.iLike.com/download) for iTunes and Windows Media Player suggests new music, creates automatic playlists, and connects people through music. iLike offers musicians and labels a Universal Artist
Dashboard (www.iLike.com/forartists) from which to reach fans and manage their presence across multiple channels: Facebook, iLike.com, Bebo, hi5, Orkut, iLike Sidebar plugins for iTunes and Windows Media Player, and the iLike iPhone application. By leveraging iLike’s “artist-fan graph,” a vast database of connections between consumers and their favorite artists, iLike helps artists reach their fans and cultivate the viral spread of their music. iLike, inc also runs indie music site GarageBand.com.

Ali has been the CEO of iLike (formerly GarageBand.com) since 2002. Prior to iLike, Ali co-founded web-promotion company LinkExchange, which was acquired for $265 million by Microsoft in 1998. Ali is an avid guitarist and keyboard player.


1:20pm Wednesday, 09/17/2008
Topic: Landscape & Strategy
Location: 1A06 &07
Ali Partovi (iLike), Hadi Partovi (iLike)
Disruption in the music industry: opportunities and pitfalls. Technology is disrupting every facet of the music business, challenging old models and creating new ones. Read more.