Warner Music Executive Resigns To Run Tech Startup Because Music Industry Is A Rotting Corpse

Record labels are cool, right? You're so old!

Remember when being an executive at a record label was like the coolest thing that an untalented person could aspire to be?

Yeah? Well the 90's are over, homie.

Blade co-founder Rob Wiesenthal is exiting Warner Music Group to join the travel app full time as CEO.
“Given the rapid growth and expansion potential of Blade, the opportunity to become CEO was something I had to act upon now,” Wiesenthal said.
The executive joined Warner as chief operating officer in 2013 and cut deals with the likes of Snapchat, Vessel and Shazam.
As a side project he began Blade, which figured out a mobile tech solution to help helicopter owners update their booking process. The app allows users to share flights to the Hamptons cheaply.

So this is where we are now. A successful man is leaving a cushy job in the music industry to run an Uber, but for getting the super-rich onto private helicopters.

Well, at least he won't have to deal with difficult people like recording artists anymore.

Blade also connects customers to flights to New York-area airports, Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino and Martha’s Vineyard.


Blade co-founder ditches day job to join full-time as CEO [NYPost]