Leaving Songza

I love music. Every since my parents let me pick out a few cassettes from our Columbia House ’12 tapes for 1 cent’ mail-in order, I’ve been hooked. (I chose Thriller, Weird Al’s ‘In 3-D’, and the Flash Gordon soundtrack.) That’s why, when Aza approached me with a project he had been working on, I was so excited to join in. The concept: provide a way for people to legally listen to and share music, and do so in an incredibly user-friendly way. Flash ahead to the present: Songza has grown into a robust website that’s enjoyed by millions of people around the world. I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve done, appreciative of the opportunities it has presented and thankful for the community that has supported us.

So why am I leaving? I’m working on a new project: a social network that allows people to send status updates to their friends, telling them what they’re doing…in 141 characters.

But seriously forks, I’m leaving so that I can return to freelance work with clients and to start a new project. The details of the new project are hush-hush for the moment, but I’ll be sure to announce them here when it’s ready to go.

Thank you to Humanized (Aza, Atul, Jono and Andrew–collectively and fondly known as The Humanoids) for all of the support that you’ve given me; to my friends and family for listening to me ramble on about Songza ad naseum; to my friends in New York who’ve welcomed me with open arms and taught me to completely obliterate my liver; and above all to the Songza community for making the past year and half of my life so wonderful.

Posted on April 22, 2009 at 1:31 pm.