Co-Founders

Fabian Alsultany (CEO) is the Director of Business Development for Bitfury Surround in North America. He has been working in the music industry for over 25 years. He is an experienced business development executive who most recently served as Director of Business Development for the blockchain platform, RChain Cooperative, where he focused on the development of music technologies for the future of streaming, micropayments, and digital identity. In 2017, he curated seven weekend-long festivals and forty one-day events in top urban markets to an estimated total audience of over 150,000 people as VP of Programming for Wanderlust Festivals. Alsultany has served in executive positions with Putumayo World Music as Director of Festivals & Tours and at Palm Pictures as Director of A&R, alongside industry legend Chris Blackwell (Island Records, Bob Marley, U2). He founded and produced the 2012 Tadasana Festival of Yoga and Music in Santa Monica in partnership with Kevin Wall (LiveAid, Live Earth). Alsultany is a seasoned music industry veteran with close to three decades in the business. He is rich in relationships thanks to his diverse career, which includes owning an artist management company, being an international booking agent, touring internationally as a DJ and musician, and releasing multiple albums as an artist and producer.

Derek Beres (CKO) is a multi-faceted author, media expert, and fitness instructor based in Los Angeles. He is currently a columnist for Big Think and a marketing writer for StackSocial. Previously he has done media work for Equinox Fitness and 24 Hour Fitness. His roles in media include writing, copywriting, editing, managing teams, SEO optimization, newsletter writing and design, podcasting, social media, marketing, and video and photography production and editing. A former reporter and magazine editor, he has written for dozens of publications, including MTV, Rolling Stone, Village Voice, Women’s Health, and Yoga Journal. Derek also worked as a writer and photographer for National Geographic’s world music initiative, Urb, Trace, Relix, Remix, and XLR8R. Derek served as the Creative Director of the Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music. At Equinox Fitness, he created Flow Play, an innovative program in which he traveled nationally teaching group fitness instructors the intersection of music, neuroscience, and movement. He served as music supervisor for the breakthrough documentary, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, and is the host of the EarthRise Podcast. 


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