As CEO of Beatport, one of the largest sources for electronic music in the world, Matthew Adell has made a career out of connecting people with the music they love. Starting with his teenage years working in a record store in suburban Chicago, Adell now has more than 25 years of experience in music having served at some of the most influential companies in the industry. Prior to joining Beatport, Adell was Vice President of Music Services at Napster, where he was charged with creative oversight of Napster’s Music Programming and Product initiatives. His previous experience also includes tenure as Vice President of Music Services at MusicNow.com as well as senior positions at Amazon and Motorola's Radiowave.com. Prior to his career in digital music Adell was Vice President of Wax Trax! Records where he signed The KLF, KMFDM and others. He later moved on to start Organico, his own house music label and the original home to Derrick Carter and Dubtribe Sound System.