Powered Up: Inside EDM Agent Jake Schneider's Tech-Savvy Mind
Cherie Hu interviews Madison House booking agent Jake Schneider, whose clientele includes Bassnectar and Keys N Krates. Schneider shares his passion for tech and reveals the most valuable tools he uses for organization, efficiency and data analyisis.This article originally appeared on Forbes
Jake Schneider (left) posing with DJs Wendy Darling and Bassnectar in front of a sold-out audience at Madison Square Garden. (Photo courtesy of Jake Schneider)
If you ask Jake Schneider about productivity apps, a river of startup names flows off his tongue like a fluent language.
“Spark, Boxy, MailButler, Wunderlist, Mobileday—those are some of my favorites,” he begins. “You should definitely let me know about any new email apps you’re using. I have to check out them all.” He proceeds to list more tech blogs than I can count on my two hands, from mainstream publishers like Lifehacker and TechCrunch to lifestyle- and gear-focused publications like Cool Material and Wareable, as his favorite resources for discovering new products
Schneider is not your typical tech nerd. He makes his living booking shows for musicians, most recently as Partner and Director of Agency Development at Madison House, where he counts rising electronic artists like Bassnectar and Keys N Krates among his clients. Having grown up with the digital music revolution—he started his freshman year at the University of Iowa one year after Napster was founded—Schneider has since devoted much of his career and free time to shattering stereotypes about technological literacy in the music business...