Stephen J Dallas appointed Senior Vice President in department of Universal Music Publishing Group
Stephen J Dallas appointed Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and Digital Business Development at Universal Music Publishing Group
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Universal Music Publishing Group announced today that Stephen J. Dallas has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs and Digital Business Development. Based in Santa Monica, he will report to David Kokakis, Chief Counsel, Business Affairs at UMPG & Digital Rights Management at UMG / UMPG.
In his new role, Dallas is responsible for the negotiation of high-level digital deals both domestically and internationally, including creating and exploring new digital business opportunities globally on behalf of UMPG’s songwriters and rights holders. He will also be responsible for helping to expand commercial partnerships, develop and implement digital strategy and policy initiatives for the company including working with industry trade organizations and other industry stakeholders, handling the negotiation and drafting of core publishing deals and oversee coordination of litigation, and managing UMPG’s adverse claims team.
Said Dallas: “The music business is at a pivotal moment in time. In today’s digital economy, the opportunities are seemingly endless for promoting the value of our songwriters and their creative wares. It is a true privilege to work with the exceptional UMPG team here in Santa Monica and around the world. I’m grateful to David for having the confidence in my ability to help create, and make, opportunities into realities for our songwriters and rightsholders.”
Dallas has an accomplished legal track record, having worked at firms Thelen, Reid & Priest, LLP, and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. He holds a J.D. from New York Law School. During law school, he served as a judicial intern for United States District Court Judge Harold Baer, Jr., and New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division Senior Justice Charles E. Ramos.
Source Universal Music Group
September 5, 2019 4:00pm ET by Pressparty