On September 26, San Francisco Global Shapers hosted Johnny Hwin and Ryan Walsh at WeWork for a panel discussion on the intersection between technology and music
Johnny Hwin is an entrepreneur, electronic music artist, and community organizer at The SUB (a San Francisco based creative collective recently featured in The New Yorker: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/10/14/131014fa_fact_heller). He is currently the songwriter/producer of San Francisco based indie band Cathedrals.
He was formerly co-founder and CEO of damntheradio, a Facebook marketing platform that powered promotional campaigns for artists such as Lady Gaga and The Black Keys, and brands such as Wrangler Jeans and Gatorade. damntheradio was acquired in January 2011 by email marketing startup FanBridge (investors include SoftTech VC, Lowercase Capital, 500 Startups, First Round Capital, Founder Collective, et al)—6 months after launch. In the spring of 2011 post-acquisition, he opened for Moby at SXSW, playing bass in the live outfit of electronic dream-pop artist Blackbird Blackbird.