Tuhin Roy is an entrepreneur and executive with more than 20 years experience growing companies in roles including founder, board member, legal counsel and advisor. In most of his roles, he has been been responsible for developing relationships and negotiating agreements. In 2003, Roy founded the Digital Rights Agency, a digital music and TV content aggregation company whose partners included Apple, Microsoft, Verizon and Amazon.com. During his tenure at DRA, Tuhin negotiated over 300 licensing and partnership agreements.
Roy currently leads business and corporate development for 8tracks, a leading Internet radio services in the US and Canada. He has also advised SXSW, Loudr and MediaLink, where he worked with Giphy negotiating licensing agreements with major television and movie studios. He was also recently a co-founder of Fanzy, a Saas platform that enabled 25,000 brands and top music artists to reward social fans for spreading the word. Prior to founding DRA, Roy served as General Counsel of Echo Networks--a digital music company acquired in early 2003 by a consortium of brick and mortar music retailers including Virgin, Borders and Best Buy-- where he was responsible for music industry relations.
Prior to joining Echo Networks, he practiced corporate and intellectual property law at Perkins Coie LLP in Menlo Park where he represented technology companies in licensing and corporate finance matters. Prior to his law practice, Roy produced top-charted records for major record labels.
Roy has also served on the board of the Digital Media Association, a Washington DC-based association whose members include AOL/Time Warner, MTV, and Real Networks and as a consultant to Pandora. Roy has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The LA Times and Billboard Magazine.
Tuhin graduated from Hastings Magna Cum Laude and Order of the Coif in 1999.