John Bastianelli Appointed as CEO of Slate Digital

Michael Raine
October 11, 2022

Following on from the Slate Digital acquisition announcement on Oct. 3rd, Audiotonix have today confirmed John Bastianelli as the new CEO of Slate Digital.

Bastianelli brings a wealth of technology and creative expertise to the role, with 30 years’ experience as a professional audio industry executive, music producer, songwriter, and musician. A well-respected figure in the music technology industry, Bastianelli has been at the helm of product management teams for leading audio brands including PreSonus (Fender), M-Audio (Avid Technology), and Tascam. At each of these organizations he has been responsible for delivering new product innovation backed by commercial success, Audiotonix says.

James Gordon, CEO of Audiotonix, says, “This is a fantastic appointment for the Slate Digital business and their customers, and one that I am personally very excited about. I’ve wanted to work with John for many years, and finally the stars have aligned just at the right time and with the right company! He has that rare background in both technology and music creation which I know will resonate with Slate Digital users and the teams in LA and Grenoble. It’s exciting times at Slate Digital and bringing John into the team is the icing on the cake.”

Regarding his new appointment, Bastianelli adds, “It’s hard to express just how excited I am to be a part of this new chapter having been a longtime fan of Slate Digital products. The team here is incredibly talented and with access to additional resources via Audiotonix and our new sister brands, the potential to deliver exciting new products is limitless. I can’t wait to kickstart this new journey and look forward to inspiring our very passionate Slate Digital users.”

With this new appointment, Slate Digital Co-founders Steven Slate and Fabrice Gabriel will both take part-time consultancy roles within Slate Digital.

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Michael Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-In-Chief at NWC, publisher of Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production, and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Podcast. Michael has extensively covered nearly all aspects of the Canadian music business, as well as the pro audio, musical products, and the lighting and production industries.