David oversees one of the most critical parts of our business: the collective works and interests of our writers, artists and catalogs. As Vice President, Business Affairs, David is a constant, driven advocate and guardian, relentlessly ensuring that our talent is being paid fairly and properly for their art, and he is always supporting the value of their music in the vast and diverse ways it is consumed today.
David was drawn to music from an early age, and while he briefly considered becoming a doctor, he thankfully chose to pursue his passion instead. His long-term career in music publishing began with an internship at Warner/Chappell; he then moved to tenures with All Nations Music, Music & Media International, Leiber & Stoller, and Universal Music Enterprises, as well as with NBC/Universal Television and Sony Pictures Entertainment, where he was responsible for the licensing and protection of their considerable catalogs.
A native Angelino, David loves volleyball, tennis, hiking, candle light dinners, and (not surprisingly) long walks on the beach. He also makes a really mean bbq pulled pork.