Chris is Assistant General Counsel for Pandora where he focuses on the licensing and acquisition of music content. Prior to joining Pandora, Chris worked for commercial music service provider DMX where he held a number of positions, including General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. While General Counsel, Chris led DMX's successful efforts to obtain adjustable fee blanket licenses from performing rights societies ASCAP and BMI, which licenses and associated fees were affirmed by the Second Circuit in 2011. As Chief Operating Officer, Chris was responsible for DMX's day-to-day operating activities, including revenue and sales growth; expense, cost and margin control; and monthly, quarterly and annual financial goal attainment. Chris also managed DMX's residential service (SonicTap on DIRECTV) and Latin American operations. As COO, Chris led DMX's implementation of the Pandora for Business commercial music service.