CEO & Founder of .Music & Music.us
Joined on August 22, 2009 – United States
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Constantine Roussos is an entrepreneur from Cyprus. He earned his Bachelor degree from the University of Southern California (USC) graduated from the Marshall School of Business Entrepreneur Program, where he won top business plan in 2001 for his music community & marketplace business plan. The business plan laid the foundations for the .music domain extension initiative that began in 2004 under Music.us.
Constantine Roussos also is a certified music engineer and producer and a graduate of Musicians Institute, Hollywood. He has recorded, engineered, mixed and produced albums and singles for artists including A Family of Snail, Katie Quinlan, Some Change from US, A Pigeon's Rhythm, David Silverman and others. He is also a musician and singer-songwriter. He wrote, produced and recorded the .music (dotMusic) theme song and was released at the ICANN meeting in Sydney, Australia in June 2009.
Constantine Roussos has been developing the .music backend powered by the Music.us next generation ecosystem since 2004 and has been attending music conferences gaining industry support for the initiative. He also was selected to present the .music domain extension initiative at Harvard Business School in May, 2009.
The .music initiative has gathered music industry support as well as support from musicians and other stakeholders in the music community. The .music petition has received over 1,300,000 signatures, making it the largest global petition ever on the internet.
Myspace: .Music (dotMusic) on Myspace
Facebook Group: .Music (dotMusic) Facebook Group
The (.music) dotMusic initiative will be sponsored by Music.us. It has the goal to help the music community brand itself as well as to monetize the concept using the platform that the sponsoring organization Music.us will include with each music registration.
The proposed domain will be powered by the Music.us and Music.mobi 360-degree Solution Platform and Entertainment Commercial Marketplace, which will enable the music community to provide their music services and products to their target audiences. Revenue streams will include downloads, advertising revenue sharing, donations, ticketing, sponsorships, merchandising, licensing, live PPV broadcasting, paid booking of engagements. Artists may bundle downloads, tickets and merchandising together without dealing with holding inventory, production, or shipping.