Music Biz 2015 has ended
avatar for David Hughes

David Hughes

Recording Industry Assoc. of America (RIAA)
Sr. VP, Technology
David has over 20 years’ experience in digital technology focusing for the last 17 years on the online distribution of music. He joined the RIAA in Washington, DC in 2006, where he is currently Sr. VP of Technology. Hughes represents the recording industry’s technology interests and coordinates technology efforts. His responsibilities include the development and promotion of identifier and metadata standards, new technologies and formats, and outreach to the broader technology community. In 1996, while working at Sony Corporation in Tokyo, he became responsible for formulating a digital music distribution strategy for Sony. In 1998, he moved to Sony Music in New York where, as VP of Technology Strategies and Digital Policy, he created and headed the industry’s first online delivery department. His responsibilities included the creation of both the technical and business infrastructures required to enable mass online distribution. He also formulated digital policy for online distribution as well as for physical and online anti-piracy. Hughes has contributed to a number of formats and standards including MPEG, DVD-Audio, SACD, Blu-ray and UltraViolet.