Dick Wingate

With more than three decades of experience in the music and interactive media industries, Dick Wingate has recently served as President, Media Development & Chief Content Officer for Nellymoser Inc., one of the earliest providers of rich media mobile services, overseeing content, licensing and business development strategies, and working closely with major media companies and wireless service providers such as Sony/BMG, Warner Music, AT&T, Virgin Mobile, ABC Television, MTV, Alltel and Rodale. As CCO, Wingate was also responsible for direct licensing of content and for content partnerships and programming for Nellymoser’s music services, currently operating on AT&T, Virgin Mobile and Alltel.

Wingate helped pioneer the digital music business during his years as SVP, Content Development, at Liquid Audio, Inc. He played an integral role in bringing the company public in 1999 and was responsible for managing music business development, label relations, affiliate management and content programming.
He licensed the digital catalogs of over 1000 labels, for most of which it was their first digital license and oversaw the Liquid Music Network, which included Tower Records, Amazon, CDNow, Best Buy, Barnes and Noble and many others.

He has also served as President, Content & Programming for Digital Transaction Machines, Inc., an interactive systems provider for in-store delivery of digital products for clients including McDonald’s and 7-Eleven.

Wingate’s in-depth experience in the recorded music industry includes positions as SVP, Marketing, Arista Records (BMG); SVP, A&R PolyGram Records; Director of Talent Acquisition, Epic Records; and Director of Product Management, Columbia Records. Mr. Wingate started his career at WBRU-FM in Providence, RI, as Music and Program Director while still at Brown University. He has been integrally involved with the career development of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Peter Tosh, Aimee Mann, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Robert Cray, Sarah McLachlan and Eddy Grant.

Mr. Wingate was one of the earliest music industry supporters of digital interactive media, and in the early 90’s held the position of VP of Market Development for Intouch Group, developer of the i-Station, the first networked, interactive music- previewing kiosk for record stores.

Mr. Wingate has spoken at numerous industry events, including: CTIA, MEFCON, Digital Music Conference, Billboard Live, Jupiter Plug-In, Webnoize, CMJ, Midem, Bear Stearns, Credit Suisse, Business Week, SXSW, Interactive Music Expo and Gavin conferences. He has been the subject of a feature article in the NY Times Sunday Business section, a front page LA Times article as well as quoted in the Wall St. Journal, Time Magazine, USA Today, the NY Times Magazine and Billboard Magazine. In addition, in 2000 he was selected as a representative of NYC’s Silicon Alley to meet President and Mrs. Clinton and five U.S. Senators. He is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and an advisory board member of numerous companies.


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