Adam Arrigo

CEO and Co-Founder at Wave

Adam Arrigo

Adam is the CEO and co-founder of Wave, the market leader in virtual entertainment experiences. Adam combines his skills as a game designer, sound designer, product lead and - most importantly - musician to make sure Wave is going beyond traditional live streaming with virtual experiences that serve the next generation of concert-goers. 

Prior to co-founding Wave (formerly TheWaveVR), Adam spent several years at game development studio Harmonix, where he worked on AAA titles including Rock Band, Rock Band 2, Rock Band 3, The Beatles: Rock Band, Dance Central, Dance Central 2, Fantasia: Music Evolved, Harmonix Music VR and more. 

He also worked on the Vox Photo Project as lead producer for this charity organization that teaches photography to kids in at-risk communities in Ghana, Bangladesh, India, Guatemala, Colombia, Indonesia and Los Angeles. He was also the sole product person at LA-based music tech startup Zya, where he led development of the 2015 Music App of the Year, Ditty. He is also a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and synth fan.

    Scheduled Appearances

    Friday • June 24, 2022

    Industry Track

    Music in the Metaverse

    Today more than ever, gaming is playing a significant role in the lives of Gen Z, creating a push for mainstream adoption of immersive social experiences and virtual communities. F

    03:30 PM - 04:05 PM
    Ballroom ABC
    • Cathy Hackl
      (Chief Metaverse Officer)
    • Adam Arrigo
      (CEO and Co-Founder at Wave)
    • Oana Ruxandra
      (EVP, Business Development & Chief Digital Officer at Warner Music Group)
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