about us

Our mission is to give the music industry new ways to experience live music.

Our founding story

When COVID-19 first struck, the live music industry was turned upside down overnight. Venues, artists, and live music fans were all uprooted. Resilient artists found new ways to play and engage with fans on platforms like Instagram Live, but that technology was not built to serve the specialized needs of the music industry.

As live music fans ourselves, we quickly saw the opportunity to revolutionize live-streaming for the music industry. In a matter of weeks, we had built a product and were already producing our first shows and bringing live music back to the stage.

Music & Tech DNA

We were made to build this solution for you

Our founding team has an extensive background in high-growth startups, cloud software, and the music industry. We are also backed by leading VCs, including High Alpha venture studio.

Our Team

Meet the Mandolin leadership team.

Mary Kay Huse

Co-Founder & CEO

Mary Kay is the CEO and co-founder of Mandolin, the leading livestreaming platform for concerts. She is a seasoned technology executive and passionate live music fan with experience working at some of the largest software companies in the world.

Steve Caldwell

Co-Founder & CTO

Steve is a tech entrepreneur with 15 years of experience building software products and teams in the public sector, Fortune 500, and startups. He is a lifelong musician, hip-hop junkie, and dad of three.

Robert Meitus

Co-Founder & VP Artist Development

Robert is a co-founder and VP of artists development at Mandolin. He is also an entertainment attorney and adjunct professor at the Indiana University School of Law. He has performed music professionally for much of his life and has over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry.

Join the Mandolin team

If you’re a fan of live music or building software startups, check out our open positions. 

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