Michael Ecker’s interest in music began 13 years ago when he first picked up a guitar. Furthering his passion for music, Michael studied business and music in college, earning a degree in Music Business from the University of Southern California. Formerly the Traditional Licensing Account Manager for music micro-licensing pioneers Rumblefish, Michael is currently the Business Development Manager, responsible for bringing in new partners looking to easily add high quality, pre-licensed music to their projects. When he’s not playing or licensing music, Michael volunteers for SE Uplift, a sustainable neighborhood development organization, and Catalyst, a company that provides construction resources for people in need, both based in Portland, Oregon where Michael resides with his wife Michelle and dog Griff.