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Fred Goldring

Chairman and Co-Founder,
Music Aficionado

Fred Goldring is an entrepreneur, veteran top deal-making transactional entertainment and media lawyer, strategic adviser, and producer.

He was a two-term Member of President Barack Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, 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 Chairman & Co-Founder of Music Aficionado (a social media content site for adult music enthusiasts backed by Guitar Center), Co-Founder and CEO of GraphAudio, Inc. (which is making the first micro speakers and microphones out of nanomaterial graphene based on its exclusive license of patents developed at UC Berkeley), and a Co-Founding Partner of IncuBrand Studios (a strategic brand incubator and marketing company).

Fred was previously a Co-Founder of Big Champagne (sold to Live Nation), Co-Founder of Digital Turbine (sold to Mandalay Digital and now NASDAQ listed) 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-based 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.

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, sports, technology, law and politics, including The Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and Billboard, and has been an instructor at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management and a guest lecturer at NYU. He was Co-Producer of one of the best-reviewed television ads of Super Bowl XLV for Qualcomm’s Flo TV entitled “Moments” (based on his idea of having the classic song “My Generation” co-performed by will.i.am as a mash-up with The Who).

Fred is the former Chairman of Rock the Vote, and former 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 (where he founded The Entertainment and Sports Law Society for which he recently received a Distinguished Alumni Award), and a Member of the New York and California Bars. Fred was a Member of the first U.S. Cultural Delegation to Cuba on behalf of the White House in April 2016.