Richard Stumpf - Founder / CEO

Richard Stumpf is the founder and CEO of Atlas Music Publishing, a progressive, full service music publishing company. Established in 2013, the company currently represents songs performed by artists such as Madonna, John Legend, Colbie Caillat, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Daughtry, The Wanted, Icona Pop, Prince Royce and Krewella.

Prior to founding Atlas, Richard was the inaugural President of Imagem Music, US. He grew the Imagem roster considerably, which included hip-hop sensations Ludacris and MIA, the legendary Sammy Cahn, Elvis Presley and Rodgers & Hammerstein catalogues, world renowned writer/producers John Shanks and Mark Ronson, multi-platinum artists The Counting Crows, Jimmy Cliff and Anna Nalick, cutting edge bands The Temper Trap, Wakey! Wakey!, and Hunter Hunted, and many other talented clients.

Before being recruited by Imagem in 2010, Richard was the SVP of Creative Services and Marketing for Cherry Lane Music Publishing (The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Quincy Jones, John Denver, Elvis Presley, Ashford & Simpson). Richard oversaw writer signings, content acquisitions and he managed business development strategy, including the implementation of strategic joint ventures (NFL, Electronic Arts, NASCAR). He also oversaw the marketing team, who were responsible for identifying and negotiating song placement opportunities for film & television, advertisements, records, and new media outlets.

Previous to joining Cherry Lane in 2001, Richard held management positions with numerous entertainment-related companies including EMI - Capitol Records, new media pioneer MCY Music, PC Artist Management, and Musicland. Creatively, Richard also has experience as a live sound engineer, producer, and performing musician.

Throughout his career he has worked with artists such as Ozzy Osbourne, The Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Quincy Jones, Wolfmother, The Who, Sammy Hagar, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, Willie Nelson and others.

Richard sits on Boards for National Music Publishers Association, American Association of Independent Music, Association of Independent Music Publishers, and The Recording Academy, for which he is a voting member.

Assisting students and children has remained a personal mission for Richard. He funds a scholarship for his alma mater, North Rockland High School, in the name of Eleanor and John Murphy that awards a music proficient student who plans to pursue music creatively or in a business manner upon graduation. He also founded and produces “StumpFest,” an annual music festival that supports various children’s charities.

Richard received his Bachelor of Science degree from Binghamton University's School of Management. He continued his education and received his Master's degree in Marketing from Pace University's Lubin School of Business.

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