Universal Music Group Names Tuhin Roy VP of New Digital Business

Universal Music Group announced today (June 8) that Tuhin Roy has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of new digital business. Roy will work with start-ups towards developing strategic digital business partnerships and effective immediately will report to Michael Nash, evp of digital strategy out of UMG's Santa Monica offices.

Roy has 20 years of experience as a founder, board member, legal counsel and advisor helping companies grow their businesses both organically and through M&As. In 2003 he founded the Digital Rights Agency, a digital music and TV content aggregation company that merged with the Orchard (now part of Sony Music). In addition, Roy has served as an adviser to SXSW On, 8tracks and MediaLink and recently co-founded Fanzy, a digital platform that works with brands,  music artists and social media platforms.

Roy previously served as general counsel of Echo Networks where he was responsible for music industry relations an practiced corporate and intellectual property law at Perkins Coie LLP in Menlo Park, Calif., where he represented technology companies in licensing and corporate finance matters. Before practicing law, Roy was a songwriter and producer. 

“Tuhin brings an entrepreneurial orientation and an incredible wealth of experience to this role," Nash said in a statement. "I’m confident his deep knowledge of the start-up environment and investment community dynamics will magnify UMG’s efforts to cultivate the digital ecosystem, promote innovation and establish new revenue streams.”

“Universal Music’s amazing track record of empowering entrepreneurs and embracing digital innovation, from early-stage start-ups to industry-leading companies, has enabled the music industry’s return to growth,” Roy stated. “I’m thrilled to join Michael Nash’s incredible team and I’m looking forward to advancing UMG’s mission of working with entrepreneurs to develop exciting new digital services for music fans and artists around the world.”