About Dae

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Dae Bogan is a music industry professional practicing at the intersection of music, technology, and business.

● Consultant – DaeBoganMusic.com
● Music Industry Mentor – SXSW
● Advisor – Baserock
● Faculty & Fellow – UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

● Member – Music Business Association, Music Industry Research Association, Open Music Initiative, SoCal Music Industry Professionals, The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs)


Dae Bogan is a music rights executive, serial entrepreneur and educator with over a decade of experience in the music industry. His research into the global music licensing ecosystem has been cited in articles, textbooks and government-sponsored reports around the world. Recently, his work in copyright administration, music publishing and unclaimed royalties contributed to the United States Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the economic impact of the proposed Music Modernization Act on U.S. states and firms.

Previously, Dae owned and operated an independent record label (Loft24 Records), a music publishing company (Loft24 Publishing), and an artist management firm (Renaissance Artist Management) until 2012 when he founded an in-store independent music video network (Maven Promo), which was later acquired by EMPIRE Distribution in 2017. Dae also founded SaaS startups for music metadata management and rights administration (TuneRegistry) and the world’s first search engine of unclaimed music royalties and licenses (RoyaltyClaim), both acquired by HAAWK, Inc. in 2017.

Additionally, Dae is an upbeat educator who develops and teaches practical music business curriculum for on campus and off campus programs primarily in the Greater Los Angeles area. Recently recognized in Billboard’s “The 15 Best Music Business Schools In 2017,” Dae teaches the Music Industry Entrepreneurship course at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and is as an Innovation Fellow at the UCLA Center for Music Innovation.

Outside of owning and operating his own companies, Dae has provided music business consulting services to a portfolio of tech startups including AcapellaAmbient.FMAmpsy,  DreamTuner, Featuring.MeHangwithLanguage Zen, MydiveoOneSound, PhotoPanda, PicPlayPostPlatformzPlayItNowSonabos,  StryveTryTracksTunePort, and Wego Concerts and is currently an advisor to Baserock. In addition to consulting and advising startups, Dae volunteers as a Music Industry Mentor with SXSW where he mentors music entrepreneurs and tech founders from around the world at the annual SXSW Music Conference.

From time to time Dae writes about a variety of music industry topics. His work in this capacity can be found on his blog DaeBoganMusic.com as well as across music industry websites including HypebotCD Baby’s DIY Musician Blog, and Indie On The Move. Dae is also a regular speaker at music industry conferences. He has appeared at such conferences as SXSWDigital Entertainment World Expo, Fest Forums, Independent Music Conference, SAE Institute Music Tech Expo, and Indie Entertainment Summit.

A proud member of The Recording Academy / GRAMMYs, Music Business Association, Open Music Initiative, Music Industry Research Association, and SoCal Music Industry Professionals, Dae holds an M.A. in Music Industry Administration from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), an A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Los Angeles Valley College (LAVC), and a Certificate of Continuing Education in Social Media Marketing from Rockhurst University.

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