Graham Davies

President and CEO DiMA
Based in Washington, D.C.

Graham Davies is an experienced executive with deep relationships and understanding of the digital music industry. He has successfully led numerous governmental and policy campaigns and was instrumental to the landmark UK DCMS Select Committee Inquiry into the Economics of Streaming. This effort resulted in the establishment of groundbreaking agreements on metadata and contract transparency. Graham also established the Credits Due campaign with support from Bjorn Ulvaeus of ABBA and 80 companies across the music industry, all seeking improvements in how song data is managed.

Prior to joining DiMA, Davies was CEO of The Ivors Academy where he designed a significant transformation of the organization including rebranding and global partnerships. He achieved recognition of The Ivors as one of the preeminent songwriting awards in the world, with fellowship awards given to Sting, Kate Bush, Shakira and many more.

With a history as a musician and songwriter advocate, Davies’ passion for education led him to relaunch The Ivors Academy Trust as a charity supporting projects such as TheWRD creative entrepreneurship course, and awards to increase access and diversity for musicians.

Prior to his work as a songwriter advocate, Davies was part of the senior leadership of PRS for Music collecting society where he delivered innovative digital licensing and administration strategies, including the set-up of the International Copyright Enterprise (ICE). Davies has served on the board of UK Music, the Council of Music Makers and British Copyright Council. Hailing from London, England, he received his BA in music from the University of Liverpool and MBA from Warwick University.