Promotions Man, Visionary
Ralph Tashjian Co-Founder DMU
Ralph Tashjian has spent the last 40+ years cranking out hit after hit, and that’s exactly what he contributes to DMU as well. Working your way up from a local record promotion rep to Vice President of National Promotion is no small feat, yet it is only the beginning of what Tashjian has accomplished in his life. The San Francisco native made a name for himself as a legendary record promotions man, both through senior executive positions at major record labels and as an innovative and hugely successful independent promoter. During his time in the industry he has worked with some of the greatest musicians of all time, including Barry White, Diana Ross, Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, and too many more to name.
After a wildly successful run working for 20th Century Records, Motown Records, and Island Records, he used his now-famous name, exceptional gift for making hit records, and entrepreneurial skills and began his own empire. Not content with a career that most would dream of, Tashjian wanted to launch and run his own company. Most recently, he used his finely-tuned entrepreneurial skills to create DMU and is once again using his innate ability to find the best new up and coming artists.
His knack for running a successful organization is second only to his passion for music. This is exactly why DMU is proud to call him one of our founders. With his proven track record, Tashjian will undoubtedly add this current venture to his long list of successes.
has partnered with Kurt Heidolph to form Digital Music Universe.
Digital Music Universe
A remarkable online initiative fulfilling the overlooked needs of the music industry.
Mr. Tashjian will undoubtedly add this current venture to his long list of successes.
Drawing on his past experience knows that the key to a great success is to offer something truly unique.
Ralph (aka “Ralphie”) leads DMU’s vision and artist relations. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership and ensuring our goals and plans live and breathe.
For the past 40 years in the music industry, Ralph has never been afraid of risk and has an innate ability to look toward the future. He began as a local promoter and went on to hold a number of key promotion positions at MCA Universal, 20th Century Records, Motown Records, and Island Records. Eventually he opened his own marketing firm and record label, Modern Music Marketing. Ralph’s mission is to make DMU the best global digital distribution and marketing company with services for both established and independent artists.
Since joining DMU, Ralph has been instrumental in forming the team, dreaming up the concept of what DMU should be, raising funds, and developing deep partnerships with other industry veterans.