Drew Silverstein

Member Since 2020

Drew Silverstein


Common Tide

Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

Drew Silverstein is the founder of Common Tide. Drew served as the VP of Music at Shutterstock and was previously the CEO and co-founder of Amper Music before its acquisition by Shutterstock in November 2020. Founded in 2014, Amper Music combined the highest levels of artistry with groundbreaking technology to empower anyone to create unique, professional music, instantly. He is part of the Forbes class of 2018 "30 Under 30" list for music. Prior to Amper Music, Drew was an award-winning composer, producer, and songwriter for film, television, and video games in Los Angeles at Sonic Fuel Studios. Drew graduated from Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, where he studied Music Composition and Italian, and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School.


  • Music
  • Composition
  • Songwriting


January 18th, 2023

New Business Idea? Follow These 10 Steps To See If It's Viable

Before getting carried away with an exciting new idea, it's important to confirm it makes business sense to pursue it.

August 25th, 2021

15 Skills You May Not Know to Look for in a Potential Business Partner

To find the right match, you’ll need to look beyond their technical skills.

April 20th, 2021

15 Simple Ways to Help Your Employees Innovate (Even in Tough Times)

Your team may be stressed, but empowering them to experiment can keep them moving forward.

April 8th, 2021

Entrepreneurs: 12 Tips to Improve Collaboration and Move Your Business Forward

Don't let the silos of your day-to-day work hinder your ability to collaborate as a team.


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