Ongoing History Daily: A where-are-they-now story featuring Presidents of the United States of America
The Presidents of the United States of America was a weird alt-rock band from Seattle who came out of nowhere back in the 90s to sell millions of records and to get twice nominated for Grammy. They had some seriously big singles with “Lump,” “Peaches” and a few others.
One of the founders of the band was Dave Dederer and although the band reformed a few years ago, he decided to sit things out. Why? Because he was a partner in a company called nuTsie, which was making a whack of cash developing music apps for both the iPhone and the Blackberry. He was also part of web/mobile company called Meledeo that was bought by Hewlett-Packard.
Today, he’s the head of programming and editorial at Amazon Music.