David Ring




Forward thinking and strategic Business Development / Business Affairs Executive with extensive experience in handling complex business development deals, legal transactions, and contract negotiations.


Exceptional at introducing, integrating, and growing digital media platforms into industry practices. Highly skilled at oral and written communications at all levels including Board, partners, employees, and stakeholders.


Known for building, coaching, and motivating loyal, cross-functional teams that exceed expectations.

as an Executive Vice President in Universal Music Group's Global Digital Business, David was instrumental in driving the music industry out of the devastating age of piracy into a new era of growth for the first time in more than 15 years.

some of David's selected career accomplishments include:

• Generated new, multi-billion dollar revenue streams through foreseeing game-changing industry trends and pioneering creative and innovative deal structures around them.

• Built long-term, successful partnerships with a wide range of global Fortune 500 companies by constructing and securing highly effective, often intricate groundbreaking deals.

• Crafted mutually beneficial agreements for partners through a deep understanding of customers, service providers, music and technology industry perspectives and requirements.

• Created the first on-demand, online music streaming service at Jimmy & Doug’s Farmclub.com.