photo taken from the Digital Music News holiday party, 2010
Paul Resnikoff is the founder and publisher of Digital Music News (digitalmusicnews.com), a premier industry source for news, information, and analysis. Digital Music News has quickly grown from its humble roots as a small, executive news service to the most widely read information source in the field. Prior to starting Digital Music News, Paul Resnikoff headed the digital music initiative at internet portal Lycos (since imploded, basically). In that role, Resnikoff managed relationships with several major labels, including the former BMG and Sony Music Entertainment. Resnikoff started out at Epic Records (Sony Music Entertainment) in New York, specifically within international and eventually worldwide marketing.
Resnikoff's interest in digital music comes from his passion for playing and listening to music. He grew up playing French horn under the tutelage of Howard University professor Bill Penn. Paul's father, a consumer protection and antitrust attorney, is a huge aficionado of the lower brass. Growing up just outside of Washington, DC, that meant lots of live performances by the National Symphony Orchestra, military bands, and live jazz ensembles, before access was granted to places like the 9:30 Club. Paul also plays bass guitar and dabbles in music composition.
In terms of listening, Resnikoff prefers Classical, Progressive House, 90s Death Metal, New York Rap, and Dancehall Reggae. Rachmaninoff, araabMUZIK, deadmau5, and Com Truise are just a few getting put into heavy rotation these days, alongside staples like Mozart, Nas, and Obituary.
Aside from music, Paul also enjoys traveling (most recently South Korea, Argentina, Norway, Iceland, and Belize) and is an avid tennis player and urban cyclist. He's also now trying to live a car-free lifestyle (in Los Angeles), and is a long-suffering Washington Redskins fan.
Paul Resnikoff earned his degree in Economics and Music from Stanford University.