He played a pioneering role in the programming of pop culture phenomenon MTV and went on to launch several more networks and digital businesses

Andy Schuon

Co-Founder & CEO, SPKR., Los Angeles, USA

Why you should listen

As a program director, Andy Schuon established CBS radio station KROQ-FM in Los Angeles as the global leader in alternative rock with artists like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden.

As head of programming and production at Viacom, he oversaw the evolution of MTV from video jukebox to global pop culture phenomenon by creating nonmusic formats like Beavis & Butthead, MTV Beach House, etc.

As Co-Founder & President of Revolt TV with Sean “Diddy” Combs, he led the development and rollout of one of the fastest growing music and television brands in the USA.

Today, Andy is Co-Founder and CEO of Spkr., an audio platform that is modernizing the way we interact with, share, and listen to audio content.

Hear Andy speak at WORLDWEBFORUM 2020 about disrupting markets and striking while the iron is hot.

About Spkr.

Spkr., is in stealth mode today, plans to launch later this year.
When Spkr. launches it will usher in a new way to interact with, share, and listen to podcasts and other on demand audio content.

Biography

Andy Schuon is co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Spkr. 
 
He is the former Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for world famous KROQ-FM Los Angeles, MTV, VH1, and MTV2 which he created and launched. 
 
Schuon was president of programming and marketing for 185 station group CBS Radio, served on the board of the largest radio syndicator Premiere Radio Networks, launched and was founder and President of two additional cable channels including REVOLT TV which he founded with Sean “Diddy” Combs. 
 
He was founder and CEO of Pressplay/Napster…before Spotify or iTunes there was Pressplay, a joint venture of Universal Music Group and Sony Music., the pioneering music subscription service.
 
Schuon’s board work spans media, retail and most recently the startup/entrepreneurial world as an investor and director in Business Rockstars.