ABOUT MUSIC GEEK SERVICES
Jay Coyle - Founder / Music Geek
A life-long music geek, Jay can still recall riding in the family station wagon listening to the AM hits of the early 70’s and tuning into Casey Kasem every week to be exposed to the new singles of the day. Jay started reaching for his own stars at the age of 7 with the purchase of his first album (The Beatles Help!). This life changing event started his omnivorous passion for hearing and knowing everything about bands. He turned this musical obsession into a real hobby when he started playing drums at the age of 10 and had already formed a band by the time he bought his first drum set at the age of 11. Jay would play in several bands at one time all throughout junior and senior high school and even picked where he would attend college by its location and what the town could offer in terms of music (he picked Athens, GA and the University of Georgia for those keeping score). Nowadays, his wife and three small children all share in Jay’s oversized music collection that takes up what should be the family’s living room. In fact, his collection rivals most of the indie records stores that have come to know Jay in all the towns that he has lived in (Rochester, Athens, Atlanta, and Nashville).
Chandler Coyle - Digital Geek
Chandler can’t remember a time in his life when music didn’t consume him. From listening to the AM radio in the car or in the kitchen with his mom, to sitting with his dad listening to jazz records on the weekend. When he was nine, the family inherited his great-grandfather’s upright Steinway piano and Chandler started taking piano lessons. Within a year, after he had discovered Kiss, Sweet, Bay City Rollers, and Rush, he convinced his parents to buy him a guitar. He played in bands throughout high school and college. Chandler grew up in the era of the live album and has a special affinity for live music and live recordings. His live recording collection easily rivals Jay’s whole record collection. Soon after college he discovered another passion, the internet, and soon he was building web sites for anyone that would let him. After spending ten years running a web development firm serving the non-profit sector, Chandler decided to let his inner music and digital geek flags fly and join his brother in this fledgling venture. Chandler teaches Music Business courses at Berklee Online.