FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Music Industry Veteran Graham Davies to Lead DiMA as New President & CEO
Davies joins DiMA from the Ivors Academy, an advocacy organization representing music creators in the United Kingdom
Washington, D.C. (September 12, 2023) – Leading music streaming services – Apple Music, Amazon, Feed.fm, Pandora, Spotify, and YouTube – today announced that music industry and advocacy veteran Graham Davies will join Digital Media Association (DiMA) as its next President & CEO.
“Graham has long championed initiatives that bring the music industry together through collaborative discussion and action,” said DiMA’s Board of Directors. “His demonstrated track record of working constructively across diverse stakeholders – and across borders – for the betterment of creators and the music ecosystem as a whole resonated with us. We’re extremely proud to name him as DiMA’s next President & CEO. We look forward to building upon and expanding the positive work DiMA has already undertaken to champion the beneficial impact of streaming for fans, artists, and songwriters, and are excited about Graham’s vision to advocate and engage around an improved music industry.”
Currently residing in the United Kingdom, Davies will begin his tenure with DiMA this fall with plans to relocate to the U.S.
“DiMA has taken a forward-leaning approach to initiatives that benefit the entire music industry and the brightest future for music is one where key players work together. As streaming services have powered the resurgence of music from dark economic days, it’s critical that we accelerate industry dialogues that reward creativity and ensure fans can continue to legally access music anytime, anywhere. In my new post, I look forward to listening, engaging in conversation, and looking at ways continued innovation can create new opportunity.”
In his previous role with the Ivors Academy, Davies was instrumental to the landmark streaming industry inquiry which has led to U.K. government-backed reforms for metadata, contract transparency as well as research into creators earnings and the market. Davies started and worked alongside DiMA on the Credits Due initiative, an educational campaign focused on the importance of getting music metadata right at the point of creation to ensure artists and songwriters receive royalties they are owed and are properly credited. Last spring, he also appeared on a Music Biz Conference panel with former DiMA President & CEO Garrett Levin for a discussion about data challenges in the music industry.
More information about Graham is available here.
About The Digital Media Association (DiMA):
DiMA is the leading organization 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. www.DiMA.org