News Archive 

Feb. 6, 2001 Wall Street Journal - Startup Journal
One is Echo Networks, a San Francisco start-up formed by Dan Hart, Echo's 27-year-old chief executive, and two other young entrepreneurs. Echo lets users create the equivalent of personal radio stations, offering a shared groove that multiple people can listen to and chat about online...
Dec. 1, 2000
  • Hollywood Reporter - WMG uploads catalog to Echo
    With streaming subscription services becoming an increasingly viable means for the major label groups to distribute their music online, Warner Music Group is jumping on the bandwagon by licensing its catalog to Echo Networks...
Dec. 16, 2000
  • Billboard - WARNER MUSIC GROUP
    WARNER MUSIC GROUP (WMG) has signed a nonexclusive licensing agreement with interactive streaming community Echo Networks. The deal gives WMG the right to acquire a small equity stake in Echo. San Francisco-based Echo plans to start a...
Nov. 10, 2000
  • Hollywood Reporter - Echo has $5 mil for customized Web playlists
    Echo Networks, an interactive streaming music company, said Thursday that it has raised $5 million. The funding includes an investment from Peter Paterno, former president of the Walt Disney Co.'s Hollywood Records. Also participating in...
Oct. 23, 2000
  • Business Week - `The Valley? Oh, Yuck' There's a whole new digi-culture in San Francisco, and it hates Mountain View
    ...Dan Hart, CEO of Echo Networks, located his online music startup halfway between San Francisco and San Jose in hopes of drawing from both cultures. But he moved it to SoMa when he realized after a few months that all 20 of his employees lived in the city. ``The biggest reason to move is the kind of people you can attract,'' he says...
Oct. 23, 2000
  • San Francisco Chronicle - The World Wide Radio
    Cynthia Land is hooked on Internet radio. She tunes in her favorite Web stations on her computer every day at work "from the moment I come in until the moment I leave."...