AUSTIN, USA // Caren Kelleher is the founder and president of Gold Rush Vinyl, the record pressing plant of Austin, Texas. She saw the opportunity to start the company while working as a band manager and learning how difficult it was for independent artists to get vinyl made.
Since launching in Spring 2018, Gold Rush Vinyl has pressed hundreds of thousands of records for bands big and small, holding an average turnaround time of 6-weeks instead of the industry standard of 4-months.
Prior to moving to Austin, Caren was Head of Music App Partnerships at Google, where she managed the company’s relationships with mobile developers like Spotify, Pandora and iHeartMedia. She was also on the launch team for both Google Music and Google Play.
She started her career leading marketing and non-endemic events for Paste magazine and later went on to work for Songkick. Caren holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and serves on the boards of The Recording Academy’s Texas chapter and Black Fret.