David has 20+ years of experience in media industry deal making and providing guidance on global, cross platform content and media licensing.  David provides digital business strategy and legal advice for high growth companies including online video and audio, cloud-based digital entertainment ecosystems, interactive experiences, machine learning, back office systems, and other digital media technologies.

Prior to David Ring Media, David served as Executive Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and Business Development, in Universal Music Group’s Global Digital Business where he was an industry leading, creative digital media executive.  David started as an Associate Director and was promoted through multiple positions.  He worked closely and successfully with hundreds of technology companies on digital initiatives -- from initial product conception to ongoing operations and customer growth.  With extensive expertise in deal making, strategy, radio, mobile, online, over the top video, MCN’s and UGC, David and his team’s collective efforts at UMG produced outsized and outstanding results every single year.

David guided UMG’s digital transactions and developed strategic relationships across a broad spectrum of leading technology, media, and entertainment companies including Apple, Google, YouTube, Amazon, Spotify, Fox, AT&T, Verizon, Microsoft, Yahoo, Disney, Sony Music, Warner Music Group and many others.  David and his team were instrumental in creating new businesses and business models, developing new products, and executing innovative precedent setting deals with hundreds of companies around the world.  Through David’s skills, leadership and vision, and the talent of UMG’s amazing artists, writers and staff, UMG’s digital revenue is now more than $2 billion annually.

David received his Law degree from UCLA School of Law and his Bachelor’s degree, with distinction, in Political Science from UC Berkeley.