Principal, DEV Advisors
Dick Wingate is Principal, DEV Advisors, a digital entertainment consulting firm that provides expertise to technology companies, content owners, artists and investors.
With more than 40 years of experience in the music and interactive industries, Wingate helped pioneer the digital music business from its infancy as SVP, Content Development at Liquid Audio, Inc, playing an integral role in their 1999 IPO and negotiating the first digital download distribution licenses from the major and indie record labels. He subsequently served as President, Media Development & Chief Content Officer for Nellymoser, an early leader of streaming mobile application services with clients such as Sony, Warner Music, MTV, AT&T and ABC Television. He has been featured or quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, USA Today, New York Times Magazine and Billboard.
His positions in the record industry included SVP Marketing, Arista Records; SVP A&R PolyGram Records; Director, Talent, Epic Records; and Director, Product Management, Columbia Records. Artists he has been integrally involved with include Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Aimee Mann, Peter Tosh, Eddy Grant, Garland Jeffreys and many more.
He has been granted lifetime membership in NARAS (Grammys).
Mondo Zoom Conversation: Mondo & CMW Co-Host Be Present Everywhere: Introductions & Connections
May 18, 2021, 9:00:00 PM
Join our global town hall as Mondo -- in partnership with Canadian Music Week and LyricFind -- introduces you to the global community of music conferences, trade missions, partners, consultants, organizers and creatives. The panel series, hosted by Robert Singerman, debuted on a Mondo zoom over a year ago at the start of the pandemic and has since brought hundreds of international colleagues and thousands of new friends together to speak at virtual conferences from NYC and Toronto to Kenya, Rio & LA, with other virtual forays to & from dozens of cities and countries spanning the globe to Be Present Everywhere (while staying home). Meet these global specialists w/o the flights, hotels, per-diems, carbon, $$ and family costs. Many thousands of new music community connections have already been made and many more will be made here, through active chats, shared contacts, new business introductions, collaborations and experiential education. It's a lot of fun for all, like a great Mondo/CMW/LyricFind conference party. Thanks much to the amazing speakers joining and all participants.
Game Changing Tech for Artists: Discover New Ways to Create, Monetize and Experience Music Presented by Audible Reality
10/14/20, 5:00 PM
Artists need new sources of revenue and better ways to connect with fans and each other. If 2020 showed us anything, it’s that the music industry can’t survive by requiring musicians to make the bulk of their income from touring. We need to think differently, and find new, lasting solutions to sustain successful careers. Hear from three fast-growing music tech startups empowering artists with new, lasting solutions to create, monetize and experience music.