About Pioneers of the Inevitable

Songbird is built by Pioneers of the Inevitable, a group of designers and developers who believe in the promise of an open customizable media player. In the past, some members of the team have worked on Winamp, Yahoo! Music Jukebox, Netscape Navigator, and Mozilla Firefox. Pioneers was founded in the summer of 2006.

Songbird's core development is generously supported by Sequoia Capital, Atlas Venture and a small group of angels. Our community has grown to thousands of developers and contributors who have generated add-ons, patches, and thoughtful feedback.

Executive Staff

  • Robert Lord
    CEO and founder
  • Georges Auberger
    VP Engineering
  • Ethan Bauman
    Dir Strategic Development
  • Daniel Raffel
    Dir Product Management
  • Jan Leger
    Dir Quality Assurance

Board of Directors

  • Mark Jung
  • Robert Lord
    Pioneers of the Inevitable
  • Jeff Fagnan
    Atlas Venture
  • Sameer Gandhi
    Accel Partners
  • Jim Pitkow
  • Mika Salmi

Special Thanks

Songbird is proudly built utilizing code from a number of outstanding open source projects.



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San Francisco, CA
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