Rockstar of the Month

Rockstar of the Month

Each month, we will select and feature a rockstar employee of one of Cultivation Capital’s portfolio companies. This month’s spotlight is on Tunespeak’s Business Development and Artist Relations Manager, Chris Rhein. Check out our interview with him below!


Name: Chris Rhein

University: SIUE

Class of: 2014

What did you study in college? Music Business.

How long have you been working at Tunespeak? I started as an intern 2 years ago and started working full time when I graduated last May.

What are you currently working on? Business Development and Artist Relations. I help bring artists on board to our platform and develop campaign marketing and social media strategies.

How do you like to spend your free time? In my free time I sing and write music with my band, The Sun and the Sea. We play all around the St. Louis area and have a few albums out on all digital outlets.

What is a recent accomplishment? We recently brought on Kendrick Lamar to the site, and started getting into the Festival world with Bonnaroo and Free Press Summer Festival, which is really cool. Being able to work with some of my favorite artists is always an accomplishing feeling.

What’s next on your list to learn? I’ve always wanted to learn how to record my own demos at home with Pro Tools. I recently bought some recording gear, now I need to learn how to use it.

Why the interest in working at a startup? It’s a big opportunity to work for a start-up, as well as a great sense of achievement when goals are accomplished. I really enjoy working with like-minded people and musicians here at Tunespeak.

Why start your career in St. Louis? Aside from my family and friends living here, it’s great to be a part of one of the only music tech start-ups in town and have the chance to put St. Louis on the map in the music industry.

What do you like about living and working in downtown St. Louis? I love being a part of the start-up scene here in downtown. The sense of community in the music and start up world in St. Louis is very rewarding to be a part of.

If you could be any superhero, who you you be and why? I’d probably be Michelangelo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Mostly because I love pizza.


Check out Chris’ band in the links below:

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