Richard Stumpf is currently the President of Imagem Music, US. Imagem is a Dutch owned company controlling publishing from renowned brands such as Rodgers & Hammerstein, Boosey & Hawkes, Zomba, and Rondor. Richard oversees the growth and management of the Imagem Music US publishing division. Included in the Imagem repertoire are classics ranging from Rodgers and Hammerstein to Irving Berlin, as well as legendary pop acts such as Genesis and hot contemporary stars like Vampire Weekend and Temper Trap.
Prior to taking the reigns at Imagem in 2010, Richard was the SVP of Creative Services and Marketing for legendary music publisher Cherry Lane Music. Richard oversaw writer signings and content acquisitions. He also collaborated with fellow senior management on business development strategy, including the implementation of strategic joint ventures. He managed the Marketing team, who were responsible for identifying and negotiating song placement opportunities for film & television, advertisements, records, and new media outlets.
Before joining Cherry Lane in 2001, Richard held management positions with numerous entertainment-related companies including EMI - Capitol Records, new media pioneer, MCY Music, PC Artist Management, and Musicland. Creatively, Richard also has experience as a live sound engineer and performing musician.
Throughout his career he has produced and marketed projects incorporating artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Quincy Jones, Wolfmother, The Who, Sammy Hagar, John Denver, NSYNC, Willie Nelson and others.
Richard attended Binghamton University where he studied Marketing. He continued his education to receive his master's degree in Marketing from Pace University.
In addition, Richard sits on Boards for American Association of Independent Music and Association of Independent Music Publishers. He is a voting member of the Recording Academy.