About DickWingate

  • Industry DigitalMediaMusic
  • Sector AudioBusiness DevelopmentStrategic PartnershipsTalent Relations
  • Preferred Job Title AdvisorCCO (Chief Content Officer)CDO (Chief Digital Officer)General ManagerManaging DirectorPresidentSenior Vice PresidentVice President

Summary

With more than 40 years of experience in the music and interactive industries, Dick Wingate has been at the intersection of music and technology from its’ beginnings with in-store interactive systems, to the earliest online music download services to the first downloadable mobile streaming applications. He is Principal, DEV Advisors, a digital entertainment consulting firm that provides expertise to service providers, app developers, content owners and investors. www.devadvisors.com

Wingate served as President, Media Development & Chief Content Officer for Nellymoser Inc, an early provider of streaming mobile application services, running content, licensing and business development strategy with clients such as Sony, Warner Music, MTV, AT&T, Virgin Mobile & ABC Television.

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. He was responsible for music licensing, label relations, content marketing and negotiated the first digital distribution catalog deals with record companies including Universal, Warner and EMI.

His in-depth experience in the recording industry included positions as SVP Marketing, Arista Records (BMG); SVP A&R PolyGram Records; Director. Talent Acquisition, Epic Records; and Director, Product Management, Columbia Records.

Wingate has spoken at industry events including Digital Hollywood, Music Business Assoc, Digital Music Forum, CTIA, SXSW, Billboard Live, CDO Summit, MIDEM, NY Media Festival, Business Week, Canadian Music Week, Jupiter Plug-In, and has been featured in the Sunday NY Times Business section, on the front page of LA Times as well as quoted in the Wall St. Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, the NY Times Magazine and Billboard Magazine