Connecting Fans and Athletes Through Music

The fans remember the highlights but the franchises remember the technology, data, and inventions that powered their season. Host Tyler Kern sits down with the innovators, leaders and founders that are taking sports into the future.

 

Many of us have seen our favorite athletes warm up before a game — and wondered what they are listening to to get themselves ready to perform.

One entrepreneur took that a step further, launching a social media app based on that premise.

This week on Salary Capped, host Tyler Kern sits down with Co-Founder and CEO of EarBuds, Jason Fox. During his second year in the NFL, Fox was looking at Cam Newton warming up with a pair of headphones on and was studying the quarterback’s routine. Fox wanted to mimic the ferocity Newton had before the game and was curious what was playing in his ears. The app was born not long after.

EarBuds, which allows users to listen to the same music streams as their friends or celebrities at the same time, now counts other NFL stars, including Baker Mayfield (through Camwood Ventures), among investors.

For Fox, the league provided a gateway into other interests. He knew he was going to have to prepare for life after football while he was still in the NFL, and he was enrolled in an MBA program while he was playing for the Dolphins.

Kern and Fox also dove into how celebrities and brands are looking for more and more opportunities for collaboration and different ways to build community.

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