Wingate's more than three decades of experience in the music and interactive media industries serves as an ideal foundation for overseeing Nellymoser's content, licensing and business development strategies. As president, media development, Wingate will focus on business development with major media companies and the extension of their brands by utilizing ASAO, Nellymoser's mobile platform. As chief content officer, he will also be responsible for direct licensing of content for Nellymoser and for building relationships with content aggregators.
"Dick's expertise with the worlds of digital content, media companies and record labels are a perfect fit for Nellymoser as it continues to enable mass market distribution of interactive mobile rich media," said John Puterbaugh, CEO of Nellymoser.
Most recently, Wingate was president of content and programming for Digital Transactions Machines, Inc., an interactive systems provider for in-store delivery of digital products and services for clients including McDonald's Corp., and 7-Eleven Stores. Previously, Wingate helped pioneer the digital music business during his years as senior vice president, content development, at Liquid Audio, Inc. He played an integral role in bringing the company public in 1999. His in-depth experience in the music and recording industry includes senior positions for companies such as BMG Entertainment, Arista, PolyGram, Epic and Columbia Records. For the past two years, Wingate has served on Nellymoser's Advisory Board.
"Nellymoser's technology is the perfect vehicle for delivering rich content like music and video-on-demand to mobile phones," said Dick Wingate. "During my time on the advisory board, I was so impressed with how Nellymoser takes content -- music, video, ringtones, games, and streaming media -- and delivers it to mass market phones, that I was compelled to take a more active and strategic role."
Wingate began his career at WBRU-FM in Providence RI, as the music and program director. He has been integrally involved with the career development of artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Peter Tosh, Aimee Mann, Robert Cray, Sarah McLachlan and Eddy Grant. Wingate remains an advisory board member of Digital Transaction Machines and of Agnostic media, a software platform technology company.
Nellymoser is a leading provider of rich mobile media solutions for mass market, network connected mobile devices. Utilizing Nellymoser's ASAO Mobile Media Platform and portfolio of configurable rich media solutions, content owners and media companies deliver interactive and personalized mobile experiences that include video, music, ringtones, graphics and games, and make it easy and fun for consumers to search, discover, preview, purchase and enjoy mobile content directly from their mobile devices. Customers include Warner Music Group, 9 Squared, InfoMedia, Microsoft, Zingy, Leapfrog, Sony, Ericsson, Vivendi Universal and Electronic Arts. For more information, visit www.nellymoser.com.