DEV Advisors' client Dubset Media was acquired by Pex, a rapid growth company that scans social networks and user-generated content sites for music rightsholders’ content and has collected a massive database. This deal is a happy outcome for Dubset investors and adds great value to the music industry's ecosystem. Read article
Dick Wingate spoke at the A2IM’s annual Independent Music Week Conference on the panel "Unlocking the Hidden Value in Music," focusing on the new industry of stems and samples that represents the next step in the disaggregation of songs into newly marketable components.
Dick Wingate spoke at Music Business Association’s annual conference, on the panel Stems: Unlocking the Hidden Value in A Song. The panel discussed what labels and artists are doing to prepare for the growing demand for stems as well as licensing issues and derivative works.
On October 4, 2018, DEV Advisors' Dick Wingate spoke at two Music/Tech conferences in NYC. During the morning at Mondo Music & Tech Wingate spoke at the roundtable "The Long & Winding Road", a look back on developments over 25 years of music tech. In the afternoon the scene shifted to the Digital Music Forum, part of NY Media Festival, where he spoke on the panel "State of Music Startups". A busy day!
Dick Wingate was recently a featured speaker at an international symposium Bruce Springsteen’s Darkness on the Edge of Town at Monmouth University. The interview focused on the marketing of the seminal album that Wingate ran point on. Only days later he had a chance to catch up with Bruce at the Kristin Ann Carr fundraiser for Sarcoma research, E Street Band members Roy Bittan and Little Steven, as well as Jackson Browne. MORE
DEV Advisors’ client DUBSET MEDIA was just named by FAST COMPANY as one of the Top 10 Most Innovative companies in music in its annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2018, honoring leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation. Dubset was named #2 most innovative after Spotify.
Dick Wingate recently gave a rousing speech to a packed house at at WHO KNEW (NY) at the Cutting Room in NY, about his life in the music and tech industries, sharing his stories, photos, influences, inspirations and predictions along the way. MORE
Dick Wingate was delighted to reunite recently with acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, who he discovered and signed in 1984 (as Til Tuesday) and who just won her first Grammy Award (after 5 previous nominations) for Best Folk Album, 2017’s brilliant “Mental Illness”. Til Tuesday’s debut single “Voices Carry” went top 10 on the pop charts and won the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist.