Ana Ruiz is the Founder of Drive Music Publishing, Inc., with 18 years of experience she has worked on many iconic catalogues including Dolly Parton, Neil Diamond, Herbie Hancock, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor and Jackson Browne. Coupled with her knowledge of publishing and record labels, she has a unique perspective of what it takes to monetize in today’s world.
Ms. Ruiz developed a targeted approach to monetization that is designed to provide the best opportunities for each client. She is proud of the committed staff and global partnerships that represent Drive’s clients throughout the world. Ms. Ruiz is also a consultant working with teams (lawyers, songwriters, business managers and managers etc.) to enhance their role with clients and the catalogues they represent or acquire.
Prior to Drive Music Publishing, Ms. Ruiz worked at Gelfand Rennert and Feldman LLP as Manager of Music Services, representing publishing and independent record labels. Her audit skills were key to developing a music department focused on improving licensing, collection, income tracking and catalogue organization for clients.
Ms. Ruiz has been a speaker on panels with many of her mentors, colleagues and friends in the industry including the Music Supervisors Guild, UCLA Extension, Songwriter camps and California Copyright Conference (CCC).
Currently Ms. Ruiz is on the MLC’s Operations Advisory Committee, which is composed of six representatives of music publishers and six representatives of digital music providers.
Ms. Ruiz is an active supporter of LightHopeLife.org. - suicide prevention organization and Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) – both extremely important causes.
Ms. Ruiz continues her efforts in education and advocacy as a member of the California Copyright Conference (CCC), Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), Latin Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (LARAS), Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) and International Music Publisher Forum (IMPF).