Richard Stumpf

Small Business Owner in New York

Richard Stumpf is a highly regarded entertainment and technology executive with senior level experience creating and implementing successful growth strategies across numerous sectors of the business. He has experience in digital technologies, music publishing, recorded music, live concert production and various forms of content licensing and distribution. In addition to executive roles at companies such as Cherry Lane Music Group, Imagem Music, MCY Music, and EMI – Capitol Records, he was also the founder and CEO of Atlas Music Publishing, which he sold to what is now HYBE US in 2019. He is most recently the founder and CEO of Hawkeye Music Group.

Stumpf's reputation as a forward-thinking, progressive executive who consistently embraces new technologies and looks for the solutions between sectors has afforded him excellent relationships with fellow senior executives across the various stakeholders of the industry. He was the first independent publisher to strike direct deals with YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Pandora. Stumpf helped pioneer digital distribution as the inaugural music executive for, one of the original companies engaging in online song distribution as well as concert streaming.

Throughout his career he has worked with notable artists such as Quincy Jones, Van Halen, John Legend, and Mark Ronson, as well as profile brands including The NFL, NASCAR, EA, and WWE.

Richard has volunteered for the Boards of National Music Publishers Association, Association of Independent Music Publishers, and The Recording Academy, for which he is a voting member. He also chaired the Publishing Committee for American Association of Independent Music. His lobbying efforts, directly impacted the passing of the MMA, which creates efficiency and transparency in the digital streaming space. He is also the founder and producer of StumpFest, an annual live music event benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Stumpf’s full career, volunteer, board, and educational history can be found at his LinkedIn page (link below).