We’re pleased to announce longtime digital music executive Jon Maples has joined our team in the role of vice president of product.
Working alongside our expanding product and engineering teams, Maples will be responsible for guiding 8tracks’ product development, including personalization features to help surface the best playlists for each community member.
Maples served as the vice president of product and content at the digital music service, Rhapsody, for five years. Under his tenure, he led the company’s transition from desktop to mobile, helping generate major growth in user subscriptions and engagement. A veteran digital product and content consultant, Maples covered digital music at Red Herring as well as built online properties at Netscape and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He also comments often about the digital music industry and has contributed to Billboard, Re/Code, Hypebot, RAIN News and more.