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Jamvana’s founder and CEO, Robert Leigh,
has been an avid music lover for his entire life. The name Jamvana was born out of mashing Leigh’s two favorite bands together: Pearl Jam and Nirvana. His love of music transpired into becoming a trumpet player, DJ, and owner of a record store out of Ocala, Florida. But once the industry turned towards digital, and streaming services like Spotify arose, Leigh knew he had to shift his business’ focus. And he was determined to make it work, especially after learning from a few failures and hiccups.
“Once I failed a few times, I was determined to make a system work,” Leigh says. “That’s when Jamvana was really born. It was a system I was building for my own label and roster to be organized. That became a technology I wanted to improve upon and see how far I could go, fail again or better.”
The company’s launch in 2008 took place during a difficult time in the US, as the recession was stifling middle-class citizens and small business owners like Leigh. But his continued persistence, tenacity, and sheer love for the Orlando music community gave him the strength to push through one of the most difficult times in his life. He knew the community and industry needed him and Jamvana.

Leigh’s shift descended upon music technology and led him down a niche path of music distribution, which is Jamvana’s core business today.
Music distribution has been a loose term over the years. It used to be physical products, like sheet music, CDs, cassette tapes, and vinyl. Now music consumption is largely digital. There’s no need to own a CD anymore because you have access to that same album and 75+ million other tracks for a small subscription of around $9.99-per-month. However, we are seeing a massive resurgence in vinyl.

In order for an artist to get their music onto streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, TIDAL, etc, they need to use a third party music distribution service like Jamvana. Digital streaming services have incredibly strict metadata guidelines and are very particular about how the song titles, artist names, and album names are formatted on their service. Leigh’s meticulous attention to detail satiated many artists’ and labels’ need for organization and fit perfectly into the world of music distribution.
“That’s when helping artists, labels, and managers create their own business and watching them be successful from their business took over, and I wanted to dive in even more,” Leigh states.
Leigh didn’t want to help just musicians. He specifically wanted to help musicians in Florida–a place he’s called home his entire life.

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