George Howard

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George Howard is an associate professor of music business/management at Berklee College of Music and Brown University. He is the founder of GHS, a strategic consulting firm that advises a wide range of clients on how to integrate technology with strategy in order to increase brand awareness and revenue through innovation, social media, digital platforms, and strategic partnerships. A partial list of clients includes: Intel, National Public Radio, CVS Pharmacy, Alticor/Amway, Brown University, Paste Magazine, SpokenLayer, SingFit, The Landmark School, BigchainDB, Wolfgang’s Vault, and the Townsend Group.

Additionally, Howard is the co-founder of Music Audience Exchange, which comprises a team of digital marketers, engineers, and music lovers, using technology to redefine the fundamental structure of brand-artist relationships. He is currently the Chief Innovation Officer of Riptide Music Group, a rights management and placement company. Additionally, he is a steering member of the Open Music Initiative, a blockchain standards project coordinated out of Berklee.

George is the former president of Rykodisc, the world’s largest independent record label, and co-founder of TuneCore, the world’s largest independent digital music distributor. Howard is a sought-after expert witness who has drafted reports for and testified in many high-profile cases. He also is a columnist for Forbes, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times and many other publications.