Hello Music Gets $4M

Los Angeles-based Hello Music, a new startup looking to help identify musicians and help them distribute their music, said Friday that it has raised $4M in a private equity funding. The funding came from KVG Partners. According to the firm, the company was founded by Zack Zalon and Brendon Cassidy. Zalon was co-founder and managing partner of Wilshire Media Group, and also previously was at Virgin Digital and Cassidy also was at Virgin Digital and Farmclub, and also served at Disney Internet Group. Hello Music said that the firm will help musicians by linking them to distribution through such firms as AudioMicro, Getty Images, GigMaven, LyricFind, MediaNet, Next Big Sound, Slacker, Topspin, TuneCore and Yahoo! Music. More information »


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