Richard is CEO of Melos Publishing, which he launched in 2016 to create a solution to a well-known industry problem. His goal was to build a tech and data-led solution which would enable accurate music reporting of adverts across the globe, which would ultimately benefit brands, agencies and composers who would be appropriately compensated for their music usage through music royalties distribution.
Melos Publishing has created its proprietary platform MusicTracker which – along with the application of Big Data – is delivering unsurpassed results for clients, who include Mars, Ferrero, Burger King, Bayer, Trivago, SC Johnson and Wrigley, to name a few.
Richard has over 30 years’ experience in various senior executive roles across the entertainment, digital and FMCG industries. Following a successful career at Coca-Cola he spent almost 13 years at EMI Music, including as President and CEO of EMI Music Distribution USA and then as Global Head of Digital Protection. Before founding Melos, he worked with MOFILM, the leading online content sourcing business for TV Ads, where he developed a music platform for a new business venture which was successfully sold in 2015.