Arts & Entertainment Industry Forum: Jesse von Doom

CASH Music Co-Executive Director Jesse von Doom stops by to discuss musician empowerment (09/30/2013).

About Jesse Von Doom

Jesse von Doom is co-executive director of CASH Music, a non-profit organization based in Portland, OR. CASH, which stands for Coalition of Artists and Stakeholders, works directly with musicians and labels to help design the digital tools they need to distribute their songs and music. The organization's platform provides a free collection of tools for artists and labels to sell, share, and promote music directly to their fans. These tools are entirely open source, with all code available for viewing or forking at GitHub, and can help organizations with enabling digital purchases, generating and redeeming download codes, collecting emails, providing secure downloads, tour date notifications, restricting areas to members, and populating social feeds. While many of the platform's features operate independently, many are designed to be compatible with third-party resources, such as MailChimp, Google Drive, and PayPal, through APIs. Artists currently using the CASH Music platform include Brendan Benson, Calexico, Deerhoof, Explosions in the Sky, Portugal. The Man, and Ray LaMontagne, among others.

In addition to his duties at CASH, Jesse also is an alumni fellow of The Shuttleworth Foundation, a small social investor that provides funding to dynamic leaders who are at the forefront of social change.