Constantine Roussos is the founder of .MUSIC, a community-based initiative to launch a safe and trusted .music top-level domain with enhanced safeguards to protect intellectual property. The initiative is supported a majority of the global music community.
Constantine was a Green Beret officer in the Greek-Cypriot military’s Special Forces and a member of the Military Music Department of the Cypriot National Guard (SMEF).
Constantine, a Harvard Business School OPM graduate and alumnus, is the co-founder of .MUSIC™ company MyTLD.com, a gTLD management and consulting company that specializes in launching and managing new ICANN Top-Level Domain (TLD) names, Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and Search Engine Optimized (SEO) TLD platforms for Fortune 500 brands and Industries.
Constantine has been actively involved in the music and internet industry for over decade. He has been a super-affiliate of brands that include Sony Music, BMG Music, Apple, Amazon, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Napster, Rhapsody and Guitar Center. He has also engineered and produced music records with artists such as Katie Quinlan, Some Change from Us, A Pigeon’s Rhythm, A Family of Snail and David Silverman. Constantine Roussos is also an avid musician and singer-songwriter [Artist link: http://www.music.co].
Constantine earned a bachelor degree in Business and a minor in music industry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He continued his education at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, becoming a certified music sound engineer. He continued his education at Pepperdine University in Malibu where he earned his MBA. His last educational journey was graduating from Harvard Business School’s(HBS) prestigious Owner-President Management (OPM) program. Constantine is an active Harvard Business School alumnus.
He has given presentations and spoken at prestigious universities as well as music and tech industry panels around the world, including ICANN, Harvard Business School, USC, UCLA, NYU, Georgetown University, Pepperdine University, Social Media Week, Internet Week, NARM/A2IM Business Crash Course, CMJ, Future of Music Coalition Summit, Popkomm, SoundCTRL and San Francisco Music Tech. He has also received numerous awards, including “Top Business Plan” at USC’s Entrepreneur Program. Constantine was also voted as a top business plan (OPM Idol) selection in 2009 and a top strategy selection in 2011 at Harvard Business School. He has also been featured in major publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Billboard, Word Trademark Review, Hollywood Reporter, Bloomberg, New York Post and many others.