for catapulting the revolution of the recording industry with the launch of
MP3.com, Greg Flores remains rooted in his passion for empowering artists. Greg
connected with Steven Churchill, the producer of the Art of Photography Show,
in 2008. It was apparent right from the start that Steven’s passion for
excellence in photography and his desire to promote the photographic artist and
photography as an art form matched perfectly with Greg’s artist empowerment
philosophy first developed at MP3.com.
testament that timing and innovation are key, directly prior to the formation
of MP3.com Greg joined Michael Robertson, co-founder of MP3.com, while Michael
was focused on Filez.com, a file sharing technology that was emerging. At
Filez.com Greg was responsible for generating revenue and finding creative ways
to drive traffic to the site. He noticed that MP3 searches were on the rise.
After some research, together, they decided to purchase MP3.com and found it
was owned by another individual. They e-mailed the owner and told him they were
interested in buying the domain name. After a little bit of haggling, Greg and
Michael purchased the domain for $1,500. Only a few days later after the
ownership transfer had taken place and they purchased MP3 shopping mall, they
turned on MP3.com. The shock hit quickly when in the first 24 hours, they had
over 10,000 unique users, which was especially amazing because MP3.com wasn’t
yet registered in any search engines.
first 18 hours, Greg received his first call from a company wishing to purchase
advertising and Greg sold them $5,000 in advertising. From there things took
off, breaking down the barriers between artists and their fans forever shaking
up the recording industry and not giving tradition record label executives the
option to turn their heads.
Senior VP and head of Business Development of MP3.com, Greg was responsible for
managing the advertising sales team with Steve Sheiner. During his tenure, the
net revenues of MP3.com saw rapid growth going from $1.1 million in 1998 (only
a partial year) to $21 million in fiscal 1999. The company saw a 266 percent
increase over net revenues in fiscal 2000, with $80 million in net revenues. In
2001, MP3.com was sold to Universal music for $372 million.
leaving MP3.com in 2001, Greg was one of the founders of Autospies, a premier automotive inside information site where he
currently remains a partner in the company. Autospies is now one of the most
recognized online automotive brands among automotive enthusiasts and insiders
on the Internet.
has worked with Animusic
since 2003. Animusic is a content creation company focused exclusively on
computer animation of music. Greg is a partner and helps with business
development. Since working with Animusic, Greg has been instrumental in taking
sales from just over 100,000 DVDs to over 600,000. Greg was responsible for
managing the company’s first foray outside of the US with the launch of
Animusic 2 to the Japanese market in March 2008.
Heather Finlay is a real estate developer and current CEO of the YWCA San
Diego. Heather was the volunteer development
manger for Becky’s House II and moved from the Board of Directors to CEO in
March of 2009.
True philanthropists, Greg and his wife have been actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) for over 15 years. In 2009, they co-chaired the Promise Ball Gala that raised over $700,000 for Diabetes research. Greg joined the Board of Directors on July 1, 2009. They also support the YWCA and San Diego Humane Society.