About Dae

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


● CEO – HAAWK, Inc.
● 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 industry professional with over a decade of experience in management, integrated marketing, and strategic planning. While he currently practices at the intersection of music, tech, and business, Dae’s skill set also draws from his broad experience in the entertainment, CPG, retail, and restaurant industries.

Dae has spent the last several years in the startup space as an entrepreneur, consultant, mentor, writer, speaker, and educator.

As an entrepreneur, Dae is the Co-founder & CEO of TuneRegistry, a next generation music & rights metadata management platform that enables creators and rights-holders to streamline the administration of their music catalogs. Prior to founding TuneRegistry, Dae founded a number of music-related businesses, including a music marketing firm (Maven Promo), an independent record label (Loft24 Records), an artist management company (Renaissance Artist Management), a music publishing company (Loft24 Publishing), event production companies (Club 2Dae Productions, Young Hollywood Entertainment, and Black Card Events), and two music tech startups (SongBank and ChazBo Music).

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 ethr, FestEvo, and Spectrvm. 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 the Digital Entertainment World Expo, International Music Festival Conference, Independent Music Conference, SAE Institute Music Tech Expo, and Indie Entertainment Summit.

Dae enjoys sharing his ever-growing knowledge about the music industry with aspiring music industry professionals and leveraging his expertise and network to develop programs in the world of academia. Currently, Dae serves as an Innovation Fellow at the UCLA Center for Music Innovation where he contributes to the center’s programming and industry initiatives, including curating and moderating panels on the future of the music industry, music rights & metadata, and music tech ventures. Dae is also an adjunct professor at UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, CSUN Music Industry Administration, and SAE Institute Los Angeles where he teaches music business. Previously, Dae has been a guest lecturer at The Los Angeles Recording School and an adjunct professor at Emerson College – Los Angeles.

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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