Meredith Collins, SPS Alumna, Co-Founds Music Start-Up

Meredith Collins, M.S. in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (‘11) is featured on Columbia Entrepreneurship’s website as the CEO and co-founder of the venture Hookist with veteran music producer and studio owner, Terry Derkach.

Hookist is a social songwriting collaboration where users get the opportunity to write an original song with their favorite music artists.

Columbia Entrepreneurship noted a recent success for Hookist:

Earlier this year, Hookist teamed up with legendary songwriter and ASCAP President Paul Williams, who has been collecting Grammy’s since the 70’s including Daft Punk’s 2013 Album of the Year, to crowd-source a cause-related anthem called ‘Voice of Change’.
'Voice of Change' opened a massive concert and rally on the National Mall in October that was headlined by Steven Tyler, Sheryl Crow, and Joe Walsh. Williams led 10,000 people in a sing-along of the piece.

Watch the video here.

Meredith Collins has a long history in business, entertainment and the arts. She earned an M.S. in Negotiation & Conflict Resolution from the School of Professional Studies and a B.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University.