Owen Grover to helm music education alliance TrueFire Studios

Owen Grover departed as Pocket Casts’ CEO at the start of the week, and is already taking the helm at a new operation. He has joined TrueFire Studios, an alliance of online music education companies, as its chief executive. The newly formed alliance works to provide affordable access to music education and video lessons from best-in-class artists.

The move brings Grover back to his music roots. Before joining podcast platform Pocket Casts, he spent more than a decade at iHeartMedia. During his tenure there, he was a founding member of iHeartRadio. He’s also a past RAIN Summit speaker.

“Today, more than ever, we have an extraordinary opportunity to instill a love of music learning, deliver the highest quality curriculum to students, and offer the artist community the tools they need to thrive,” Grover said. “With TrueFire Studios’ patented learning technology platforms, a deep pool of legendary instructors and actively engaged learners, I couldn’t be more thrilled to join the team.”

Anna Washenko