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Michael L. Nash is a media executive and the Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy at Universal Music Group.

Contents

1 Career history

1.1 Warner Music Group 1.2 Universal Music Group

2 Industry honors and achievements 3 References 4 External links

Career history[edit] Labeled a “visionary” by The Atlantic Monthly,[1] Nash has been a part of the media technology and innovation front for much of his career, including, between 1994 and 1997, as founder and CEO of Inscape, an interactive entertainment and games publishing joint venture with WMG and HBO that won numerous product awards. In 1996, Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
named him one of multimedia's ten most influential forward-thinking figures.[2] Before that, Nash served as Director of the Criterion Collection, working closely with directors and artists such as Robert Altman, David Bowie, Terry Gilliam, Louis Malle, Nicolas Roeg
Nicolas Roeg
and John Singleton.[3] Prior to joining WMG, Nash was Executive Director of the Madison Project, a music industry-first digital distribution trial.[4] Warner Music Group[edit] In 2006, Nash oversaw Warner Music Group’s partnership with YouTube that led WMG to become the first global media company to embrace monetization of user-generated content.[5] The partnership also established WMG’s model to derive revenue from WMG music videos, which included WMG’s partnership with online video service, Hulu.[6] In 2008, WMG's Atlantic Records
Atlantic Records
was cited by The New York Times
The New York Times
as the first major label to report more than half of its U.S. recorded music revenue came from digital products.[7] Nash was responsible for WMG’s renegotiation with YouTube
YouTube
in 2009 that led to the creation of the WMG premium video platform and solidified WMG’s artist-first approach to online video content, including its embrace of social media.[8] In 2010, Nash helped secure WMG’s advertising alliance with MTV
MTV
Networks.[9] Universal Music Group[edit] Nash joined Universal Music Group
Universal Music Group
as EVP of Digital Strategy and was named to the Executive Management Board in 2015.[10] Industry honors and achievements[edit] Michael Nash made Billboard’s Power 100 list at #60 in 2015, when UMG’s streaming royalties accounted for over half of the company’s digital revenue.[11] He also appeared on Billboard’s Digital Power Playlist in 2016.[12] References[edit]

^ "Digital Culture - What Happened to Multimedia?". Theatlantic.com. 1997-06-05. Retrieved 2012-03-20.  ^ "Magnetic Personalities". EW.com. 1996-10-11. Retrieved 2012-03-20.  ^ "Reuters.com". Reuters.com. 2009-02-09. Retrieved 2012-03-20.  ^ "Interactive Frictions: Conference Displays". College.usc.edu. 1991-08-06. Retrieved 2012-03-20.  ^ Cullen, Drew "Warner Music embraces YouTube" ^ "Warner Music Group News". Wmg.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-03-20.  ^ Arango, Tim "Digital Sales Surpass CDs at Atlantic" ^ "Warner Music Videos Back On YouTube
YouTube
WMG Branded Player & Own Advertising Inventory". Webtvwire.com. 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2012-03-20.  ^ "Warner Music Group News". Wmg.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. Retrieved 2012-03-20.  ^ "Michael Nash, EVP, Digital Strategy, UMG". UMG. Retrieved 7 November 2016.  ^ "No. 60: Jeffrey Harleston & Michael Nash Power 100". Billboard. Retrieved 7 November 2016.  ^ "Billboard's Inaugural Digital Power Players List Revealed". Billboard. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 

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External links[edit]

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