Innovating Music Podcast
Listen to innovators, change agents, entrepreneurs, creators, and researchers who all are making big leaps, nudging change, creating differently, or watching what is happening from a unique POV. Dr. Gigi Johnson from the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music explores with our guests how tech is transforming how we create, collaborate, and create communities around music in a connected age — in our home towns and in communities across the globe.
Sometimes you have the right guest at the right time. Andrew Mason is founder and CEO of Descript, an AI-driven transcription software that promises to make audio editing as simple as using a word processor. In this week’s Innovating Music podcast, we discuss the role of Descript in the current work-from-home experiment, as well as the features the company is rolling out to make podcasting more accessible to everyone. Along the way, we delve into Andrew’s entrepreneurial career, and how he turns lemons into lemonade as he transforms companies.
Guest: Andrew Mason, Founder/CEO, Descript
Andrew Mason is founder and CEO of Descript. He formerly founded Groupon in 2008 and as CEO grew the company into a global brand with 12,000 employees. In 2013, Andrew relocated from Chicago to San Francisco to record a music album, Hardly Workin’, and to start Detour, a location-based audio tours app. Andrew holds a degree in music from Northwestern University.
- Website: descript.com
- Facebook: facebook.com/descriptapp
- IG: @DescriptApp
- Twitter: @DescriptApp
- Medium – Andrew Mason
- Software Engineering Daily Interview
- Recode 2017 article