Chime founder Jon R. Luini has been in the trenches exploring and helping define the Internet music space since its inception. In the 1990s he founded three companies that early on demonstrated the potential of music online: the first online music destination site (IUMA, 1993), the first online rock-n-roll magazine (Addicted To Noise, 1994), and the first webcasting company (MediaCast, 1995).
Jon saw the Internet bubble inflate and explode, dodging numerous big money buyouts and attacks by hungry lawyers and in 1998 formed Chime Interactive to return to working directly with artists, management, clubs and booking agencies to define, develop and implement their digital strategies. His client list includes artists from Bob Dylan, Madonna and U2 to Sammy Hagar, the Beastie Boys, Los Lobos and Joe Satriani as well as Korg, world leader of musical instruments.
He was featured as one of the "Top 50 People To Watch In Cyberspace" by Newsweek (Feb 27 1995), named in the "Top 100 Multimedia Producers" by AV Video and Multimedia Producer magazine (Nov. 1996) and has been spotlighted in numerous other publications over the years. He has also spoken at and chaired panels at a variety of international conferences including Internet World (London), Mac World, Canada Music Week, North By Northwest, NARAS Music & Multimedia, Streaming Media West, Bandwidth Conference, Noisepop's Industry Noise, and SF Music Tech Summit.
Jon received a gold record for his digital strategy and video directing contributions with the band Chickenfoot (Chad Smith, Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar), whose debut album went gold in 2010.
Jon is also Communications and Strategy Director for EG Conference, a member of the San Francisco Bay Area Advisory Board of Little Kids Rock, Video & Webcast Producer for Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and was the Co-Organizer and Producer of six TEDxSantaCruz events.
Jon also performs & records music whenever he is able (including with a rock band for kids) and lives in Santa Cruz, California with his wife, 2 kids and their expanding cat.
A short archive of some past press covering Chime-related projects is here.
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Project & Social Media Management
Chime's pool of talent also includes multimedia experts, directors, camera operators, writers, designers, programmers and much more. Whether it's a 3-day, 6-stage video production of 80+ acts at the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, a live webcast from Cabo, or just a quick interactive project, Chime scales effortlessly to meet the need.
Talented people who we're proud to have been part of numerous projects (past, present and future) include Jon Fox (Digiwalla), Arthur Rosato, Kurt Nangle, Jarid Johnson (SF Visuals), Steve Voisin (SOV Interactive Media), Chris Sentovich, and Patrick Spohrer.