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Recent Press Coverage:



Forbes: Muzit’s Trace Platform: Did This Company Just Figure Out How To Monetize Music Piracy?


NY Post: Muzit plans to treat music pirates as fans, not foes


Your EDM: Artist Platform Trace Aims to Use Piracy to Connect Artists with Fans


Dancing Astronaut: American Company, Muzit, Creates Platform to Monetize Piracy


Torrent Freak: Startup Leverages DMCA Notices as Marketing Tool


Boing Boing: Ex-copyright troll now sends letters inviting “pirates” to join fan-clubs


Magnetic Magazine: New Platform Aims to use Piracy to Help Artists Connect With Fans


Inside Dance Music: Muzit by Tommy Funderburk to monetize music piracy



EDM Tunes: MUZIT’s Trace Aims to Solve the Online Piracy Dilemma


Smashd: Illegal Downloads = Dollars

A Journal of Musical Things: An Alternative Approach to Piracy

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Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Millions of fans use peer-to-peer networks to download music and other content every day. What if there was a fan, artist, and ISP friendly way to reach out to them? That’s Muzit TRACE!



Founded by artists, for artists, Muzit is a big data company dedicated to helping content providers build positive relationships with their fans. Based in Santa Monica, California, Muzit enables artists to leverage their copyrights into a marketing machine that increases fan satisfaction while increasing monetization.


Team Members:


Tommy Funderburk
Founder, CEO
Multi-platinum Recording Artist, Music Label CEO, multi copyright owner. Founder, PayArtists, music industry’s first P2P marketing platform. Deep industry knowledge, well established relations with artists, managers, labels, publishers and copyright owners.
Mike Hennesy
Senior Information Technology Leader and Serial Entrepreneur. Spent six years at Intuit as the VP of IT for payments division. Former Executive VP and CTO of SecureNet Payment Systems. Former CIO and founder of Innovative Merchant Solutions. Avid music lover…
Niko Bolas
Industry Relations
Legendary music producer and engineer, Internet device creator, VR pioneer. Neil Young to Demi Lovato, Pixar to Electronic Arts. Founder and CEO iM Networks. Patent on using music to drive virtual reality. Technical advisor on the Microsoft Surface project.
Ameet Mehta
Product Marketing
Founding developer for Topspin Media Platform. Created web interface for artists Paul McCartney, Linkin Park and others. Responsible for building all fan-facing front end Purchase Flow (store front e-commerce).
David Frerichs
Strategy, Revenue
Expert in mobile services, targeted advertising, digital content, and IP licensing. First full-track mobile music service with KDDI. First Internet radio with Philips. Head of US and Asia Mobile for Coding Technologies, sold to Dolby. Patents in virtual reality, streaming, and targeted advertising.