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Why you should listen
Tasos Frantzolas is a Greek entrepreneur with roots in sound design and music. He is best known as the founder of Soundsnap.com, a sound effects and music library with over one million users and top clients such as HBO, Vice, Apple, NASA, Konami, Microsoft and Pixar. He is also the founder of Beatopia, a website that offers beats for rappers and singers.
Growing up in Athens, Greece with a studio under his house, Frantzolas began producing and writing music at the age of 13. He holds a diploma in audio engineering, a BA in sonic arts and an MA in music production and music business. After his education, he enjoyed a brief stint in the UK's music and post-production industries, including sound design work for the BBC and DJing in east London nightclubs. A keen student of electronic and Jamaican music, he has co-written songs with reggae legends such as Horace Andy and Mykal Rose of Black Uhuru.
Frantzolas's business philosophy focuses on the harmony of art and hi-tech and the use of technology to enrich and enable creativity.