Name: Alan Goodstadt
Title: Partner, Redwood Capital
Panel: Innovators Showcase (Judge). 1:45 – 2:45. Oct. 5.

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What was the last music-related app you downloaded?

What’s the best mobile music implementation you’ve seen recently?
Rdio. It’s the first music streaming service to make me think twice about the need to own music. Great, simple interface, and it works seamlessly with the PC app.

How would you sum up the way the music industry is taking advantage of today’s mobile opportunities?
Poorly. The technology is there, but there’s been no marketing whatsoever. The only people aware of the mobile streaming services are industry insiders and the most tech-savvy music junkies.

What would you say is the most significant advancement in the mobile music space in the last year?
The ability to cache songs on your mobile device, eliminating the problems associated with broadband availability.

Do you Twitter? If so, what’s your handle and how often to you post? And if not, why?
No! I already spend too much time staring at a screen!

What’s the last album you bought?
Gov’t Mule "Mulennium." If there’s a better guitarist and singer out there than Warren Haynes, I haven’t heard him yet.

iPhone or Android?

-- Antony Bruno