Joe Mohen

Joseph T. Mohen
Joe Mohen in Summer of 2000 (cropped).jpg
Mohen in Summer of 2000
Born (1956-07-19) July 19, 1956 (age 64)
OccupationInternet Media
Known forRunning the 2000 Arizona Democratic Primary online

Joseph T. Mohen (born July 19, 1956) is CEO of Chimes Broadcasting, having been CEO of Nylon Media,[1] best known for having been founder and CEO and co-founder of,[2] which ran the Arizona Democratic Primary in March 2000, the world’s first legally binding election conducted on the Internet,[3] according to the company.[4][5] Mohen was also a force in creating the era of free legal music, as the founder of SpiralFrog, an ad-supported free music service, which even before Spotify was able secure the rights to free music distribution from the major record labels in return for a share of the advertising revenues;[6] SpiralFrog ultimately failed because it relied on a temporary download model, rather than streaming, but the licensees that he negotiated paved the way for the streaming music era.[7][8]

In March 2016, Mohen published a guest blog predicting the collapse of baseball World Series television revenues unless its schedule is revamped.[9]

  1. ^ Kelly, Keith (May 20, 2014). "Nylon All Torn Up". New York Post.
  2. ^ "More online voting expected". USA Today. Washington, D.C.: Gannett. May 30, 2000.
  3. ^ CNN Democratic Convention Coverage, Aired August 14, 2000 - 7:00 p.m. ET
  4. ^ Anderiesz, Mike; Mathieson, SA (June 7, 2001). "The Guardian". London: Guardian News and Media. Retrieved January 12, 2012.
  5. ^ Wolin, Evgeny (December 26, 2000). "How to Elect the President". Kommersant Vlast. Moscow, Russia. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Ad-supported music site SpiralFrog launches Monday, offers free music and video downloads". The Mercury News. San Jose, California: Bay Area News Group. September 17, 2007. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
  7. ^ Mulligan, Mark (April 28, 2009). "Spotify and SpiralFrog; Spot(ify) the Difference". Music Industry Blog.
  8. ^ Sandoval, Greg (March 19, 2009). "Requiem for a frog: SpiralFrog Shuts Down". CNET. San Francisco: CBS.
  9. ^ Mohen, Joe (March 16, 2016). "Baseball's Coming Media Revenue Crisis". Broadcasting and Cable. New York: New Bay Media.