Universal Music Group has named veteran digital music entrepreneur Tuhin Roy to the newly-created post of Vice President of New Digital Business. In the role, Roy will work to identify tech startups in the digital media sector as potential business partners for UMG.
He will be based in UMG’s Santa Monica digs, and report to Michael Nash, Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy.
Roy has quite a bit of experience in the digital startup field and has spent more than 20 years in a variety of positions, including as a founder, board member, legal counsel and advisor in both investment and M&A.
In 2003, Roy founded the Digital Rights Agency, a digital music and TV content aggregation company that he merged with the Orchard. In addition, Roy has served as an adviser to SXSW On, 8tracks and MediaLink. He recently co-founded Fanzy, a digital fan loyalty platform.
Roy previously practiced corporate and intellectual property law at Perkins Coie LLP in Menlo Park, California, where he represented technology companies in licensing and corporate finance matters. Before practicing law, Roy wrote and produced top-charted records for major record labels.
via Celebrity Access