DiMA Appoints Colin Rushing as New EVP and General Counsel


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DiMA Appoints Colin Rushing as New EVP and General Counsel

DiMA appoints industry veteran Colin Rushing to the role of EVP and General Counsel, following the recent appointment of Graham Davies as President and CEO at the music streaming trade association.

Washington, D.C. (February 27, 2024) – The Digital Media Association (DiMA) has appointed Colin Rushing to the newly established position of Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Rushing, a seasoned industry executive and copyright lawyer, was formerly the Chief Legal Officer of SoundExchange, Inc. and before that a litigator at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

DiMA President and CEO Graham Davies said “I am thrilled for Colin to join DiMA as we embark on our new strategy. He brings all his invaluable expertise of US copyright law and a reputation for achieving consensus solutions. Colin’s knowledge of the US licensing system combined with his passion for championing streaming will be hugely valuable. His appointment underlines our work on a global basis, where we seek maintain and develop  environments that ensure our members can continue to innovate and contribute to the music growth success story.”

Rushing has been included on Billboard’s  “Top Music Lawyers” list, and currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Belmont University as well as Director of the Copyright Society of the South.

Rushing added: “Over the past decade DiMA’s members have created enormous value for music creators and fans alike, driving rapid growth for the entire music industry in the process. DiMA is a unique and powerful voice for music streaming and, together with the Digital Licensee Coordinator, poised to modernize the infrastructure of the music business for everyone’s benefit.  I am excited to be a part of the team.”

Read more about DiMA’s priorities for 2024 and beyond here.


About Digital Media Association (DiMA):

DiMA is the global voice of music streaming advocating for the digital music innovations that have created unparalleled consumer choice and revolutionized the way music fans and artists connect. Representing the world’s leading music streaming companies and streaming innovators – Amazon, Apple Music, Feed.FM, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube – DiMA’s mission is to promote and protect the ability of music fans to engage with creative content whenever and wherever they want and for artists to more easily reach old fans and make new ones. https://www.dima.org/  @digitalmediaassoc