David Della Santa is a veteran music producer, music supervisor, and composer who has spent over two decades in the music industry. In 2019, he co-founded Music Royalty Intelligence platform Trqk, which is dedicated to helping creators and publishers work more efficiently while growing their income with strategic royalty insights. He currently serves as the company’s Chief Creative Officer, overseeing the development and launch of its TrqkIQ service. The service enables clients to identify and reclaim missed royalties, understand peer and industry-wide royalty trends to target more lucrative business, and maximize licensing negotiations.
Della Santa’s first-hand experiences as Founder, Executive Music Producer, Music Supervisor, and Lead Composer of custom music house Volume.ms strongly influenced his decision to create Trqk. Over the course of his creative career, he has composed scores, produced multiple genres, and selected and licensed songs by up-and-coming indie artists for clients such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Nike, Reebok, Audi, Wells Fargo, and Quaker Oats, among over 500 total placements. After the transition from broadcast to digital and the rise of royalty-free licensing, Della Santa began administering his own performance royalties, leading him to delve into the many problems facing creators, publishers, Performance Rights Organizations (PROs), and music users. This led him to develop the idea for Trqk and reconnect with his childhood friend, high school bandmate, and expert company builder Sathvik Krishnamurthy to make it a reality.
A graduate of California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Della Santa has also served as Owner, Composer, and Producer at cutting-edge digital commercial music house Rebar Sound in San Francisco; Composer at boutique commercial music house tonefarmer in New York City; and Partner at boutique music library NoiseHeap LLC.
Della Santa lives in Austin, TX, with his wife, three children, and pet cat, which they recently found and adopted at a nearby rest stop. Music is his life, and even when he has free time, you can find him writing new songs or listening to his favorite ’80s new wave bands, including The Cars, New Order, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, and Duran Duran. He is also an avid skier.