Richard Stumpf is the President of Imagem Music, US (IMU), the world's leading independent music publisher. Since taking the helm of Imagem Music in late 2010, the US roster has grown considerably and includes hip-hop sensations Ludacris and MIA, the legendary Sammy Cahn, Elvis Presley and Rodgers & Hammerstein catalogues, world renowned writer/producers John Shanks and Steve Robson, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Anna Nalick, cutting edge bands The Temper Trap, Wakey! Wakey!, and The Jezebels, and many other talented clients.
Prior to coming to Imagem, Richard was the SVP of Creative Services and Marketing for Cherry Lane Music Publishing (Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Quincy Jones, John Denver, Elvis Presley, Ashford & Simpson). Richard oversaw writer signings and content acquisitions. He also managed business development strategy, including the implementation of strategic joint ventures (NFL, Electronic Arts, NASCAR) . He oversaw the Marketing team, who were responsible for identifying and negotiating song placement opportunities for film & television, advertisements, records, and new media outlets.
Before 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 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, John Denver, NSYNC, 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 attended Binghamton University where he studied Marketing. He continued his education to receive his master's degree in Marketing from Pace University.