Dave Melhado

VP of Music & Marketing

UnitedMasters

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Dave Melhado is an experienced music executive, with extensive experience in developing emerging artists and helping them create emotional connections with their audience. David’s broad background in A&R, Marketing, Digital Strategy and Insights has culminated in exceptional work across Music, Sports, and Technology.
David started his career in Atlanta as an Artist Manager working with Grammy Nominated songwriters and producers’, Verse Simmonds & Sham “Sak Pase” Joseph. David’s management roster credits included Jay Z, Kanye West, Chris Brown, Dr. Dre and Rihanna.

After 6 Years, David left talent management and helped launch Atlanta-based distribution startup, StreamCut where he signed and developed multi-platinum recording artist Gunna. After 2 years, David joined Roc Nation as Director of Marketing to lead marketing efforts for the labels roster including Buju Banton, Rapsody and Casanova.

As Head of Artist Marketing at UnitedMasters, David is responsible for leading artist marketing initiatives as well as product & brand marketing efforts for the UnitedMasters mobile app and their fast growing artist community. In his time with UnitedMasters, David has worked closely with NLE Choppa, Tobe Nwigwe, Alina Baraz and Col3trane.

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