Fellow – Fred Goldring — Entrepreneur, Strategist, Entertainment Lawyer

 

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Fred Goldring is a veteran top deal-making transactional entertainment and media lawyer, strategic adviser, entrepreneur, and producer. He is also a Member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities appointed by President Obama, and an Emmy, Clio and NAACP Image Award winning Executive Producer with will.i.am of the iconic “Yes We Can” music video. He is currently Chairman & Co-Founder of Music Aficionado, an upscale comprehensive music social media and music listening service for adults 30+ and Co-Founder of incuBrand Studios, a developer of new consumer brands. Fred was a Co-Founder of Big Champagne (sold to Live Nation), Co-Founder of Digital Turbine (sold to Mandalay Digital) and has been a strategic adviser to Gibson Guitars, Hasbro, McDonald’s, National Geographic Entertainment, Leap Frog and MP3.com, among others. Previously, as a founding partner of the Beverly Hills law firm Goldring, Hertz, & Lichtenstein LLP, Fred represented many of the most important and biggest selling recording and performing artists in the world such as Beyonce, The Black Eyed Peas, Alanis Morissette, Seal, Boyz II Men, Will Smith, Mark Wahlberg, Herbie Hancock, and many others. Fred was critical in the signing of many of his firm’s clients’ original record, TV and film deals, and he also helped them to make the significant leap into other areas of the entertainment business. He is currently of counsel to SF-based firm Counsel, LLP. Fred has been widely recognized as being amongst the first people in the music industry to recognize, evangelize and embrace the seismic technological shift that became the digital music revolution. He has been a frequent speaker, commentator and author on the subjects of entertainment, marketing, media, technology, law and politics. Fred is the former Chairman of Rock the Vote, and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Coach K Leadership and Ethics Center at Duke University’s Fuqua Business School. He is a graduate of Duke University and The University of Miami School of Law, and a member of the New York and California Bars.

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