ArtisTech Media Team
CEO, Emily Richards, is an independent musician and entrepreneur. She served as the President/COO of MP3tunes from its inception in 2005 to September 2008. With 11 self-released albums, Ms. Richards was the most downloaded pop/rock artist on MP3.com. Ms. Richards is well versed in matters of music copyright, distribution and the DMCA, with the perspective of both musician and executive. Emily is co-founder/Chairman of the nonprofit AWAKE Community. Ms. Richards is a CPA and worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1993 to 2004, while simultaneously managing her music career. Ms. Richards is the artist ‘Snowflake’ on ccMixter.
Chief Software Architect, L. Alex Goodwin, co-founded PINE in 2002, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to create a Community Wireless ISP (Pinelink) in rural Pamlico, NC. PINE received over $240,000 in grants. Mr. Goodwin developed integrated network management and support tools in PHP and Python while serving on the Board of Directors, before stepping down in 2006 to work as a client/web engineer at MP3tunes until 2008. Alex is a staunch supporter, and heavy user of Open Source Software, and worked on projects including GRASS and pyMusique/Musik. Mr. Goodwin is the artist ‘go1dfish’ on ccMixter.
ArtisTech Board Director and Optimization Consultant, Dale Richards, is the CEO of both Excel Management Systems and Gate-Way Capital. Taking over 50 companies from start-up to funding, Mr. Richards became an officer of the Mountain West Venture Capital Group in 1987 and went on to become its President and Chairman and continues to serve on its Board.
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