David Hyman Joins Chosen, as Co-Founder & CEO

Digital Media Veteran aims to tackle the world of performance-based video

Jan 21, 2014, 03:00 ET from Chosen

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chosen, a new mobile application start-up, announces the appointment of digital media veteran and technology entrepreneur David Hyman as Chief Executive Officer.

Most recently, Hyman was the CEO of Beats Music, via the acquisition of MOG, the music subscription service he founded in 2006. Prior to MOG, Hyman was CEO of Gracenote, the world's largest music database & music-identification service, which sold to Sony in 2008. Previously, he was SVP, Marketing for MTV Interactive, via the acquisition of Sonicnet, where he was SVP, Sales & Marketing. Hyman additionally co-founded Addicted to Noise, the web's first editorial music destination and started his digital media career at Web pioneer, HotWired.

"Chosen is right up my alley," said David Hyman, CEO of Chosen. "Music is my passion and I see this as an exciting opportunity to expand my interests into video and the broader spectrum of the performing arts" he added. "Moreover, I'm thrilled to have a brilliant engineering team working out of Israel and expand the team with additional business expertise from the States. It's a wonderful hybrid."

"We are thrilled to have David join us at Chosen. As both an imaginative and innovative leader, he has a proven track record of envisioning and delivering great products," said Daniel Recanati, chairman and co-founder of Chosen, through his venture firm, Rhodium. 

Co-founder and CTO Eyal Moshe adds, "Having David on board combines our expert engineering team with a manager who's got a great proven track record."

About Chosen
Chosen is a mobile application company focused on changing how we interact and engage with the performing arts. www.Chosen.fm

About Rhodium
Rhodium invests in early-stage ventures in Israel, New York, and Silicon Valley. Rhodium focuses on identifying and partnering with the very best and most promising entrepreneurs and innovators with a view to building disruptive, world-changing companies. Rhodium's portfolio includes companies such as Outbrain, face.com (sold to Facebook), HopStop (sold to Apple), YieldMo, and Yotpo. www.rhodium.co.il.