About Us

DotMusic™ was founded in 2005 under the Music.us umbrella by Constantine Roussos. DotMusic is a member of the International Federation of Arts Councils & Culture Agencies (IFACCA) serving a global community of arts councils and government ministries of culture spanning over 70 countries, the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) serving the independent Music Label Community (www.a2im.org) and National Association of Recording Manufacturers (NARM) the music business association formed in 1958.


Leadership Team

Constantine Roussos: Constantine Roussos, a Harvard Business School OPM graduate and alumnus, is the co-founder of .MUSIC™ company MyTLD.com, a gTLD management and consulting company that specializes in launching and managing new ICANN Top-Level Domain (TLD) names, Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and Search Engine Optimized (SEO) TLD platforms for Fortune 500 brands and Industries.

Constantine has been actively involved in the music and internet industry for over decade. He has been a super-affiliate of brands that include Sony Music, BMG Music, Apple, Amazon, Ticketmaster, Live Nation, Napster, Rhapsody and Guitar Center. He has also engineered and produced music records with artists such as Katie Quinlan, Some Change from Us, A Pigeon's Rhythm, A Family of Snail and David Silverman. Constantine Roussos is also an avid musician and singer-songwriter [Artist link: Constantine Roussos Music].

Constantine earned a bachelor degree in Business and a minor in music industry at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He continued his education at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, becoming a certified music sound engineer. He continued his education at Pepperdine University in Malibu where he earned his MBA. His last educational journey was graduating from Harvard Business School's(HBS) prestigious Owner-President Management (OPM) program. Constantine is an active Harvard Business School alumnus.

He has given presentations and spoken at prestigious universities as well as music and tech industry panels around the world, including ICANN, Harvard Business School, USC, UCLA, NYU, Georgetown University, Pepperdine University, Social Media Week, Internet Week, NARM/A2IM Business Crash Course, CMJ, Future of Music Coalition Summit, Popkomm, SoundCTRL and San Francisco Music Tech. He has also received numerous awards, including “Top Business Plan” at USC’s Entrepreneur Program. Constantine was also voted as a top business plan (OPM Idol) selection in 2009 and a top strategy selection in 2011 at Harvard Business School. He has also been featured in major publications including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Billboard, Word Trademark Review, Hollywood Reporter, Bloomberg and many others.

Tina Dam: Tina Dam, an ICANN veteran and alumnus, is the co-founder of .MUSIC™ company MyTLD.com, a gTLD management and consulting company that specializes in launching and managing new ICANN Top-Level Domain (TLD) names, Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and Search Engine Optimized (SEO) TLD platforms for Fortune 500 brands and Industries.

Tina Dam has been on the forefront of Internet technology and the domain industry for over a decade. Tina's leadership played a vital role in shaping the latest effort in transforming Internet architecture and the domain name name system into a truly global platform by launching Internationalized domain names in different languages and scripts. She was also named as one of the Top 10 Talents in IT by the leading Danish tech magazine Nyheds.

Tina is a leading expert and authority in Internationalized Domain Names (IDNs) and in the Domain Name System (DNS) in the Internet industry. Tina joined ICANN in 2003 as Chief TLD Registry Liaison, where she was responsible for developing ICANN's TLD Registry functions including defining, managing, and implementing processes in accordance with ICANN agreements and consensus policies for servicing TLD registries.

Tina Dam served as ICANN's Director for IDN TLDs, where she developed and managed all IDN related projects at ICANN. She is considered the Domain Industry authority for launching new IDN TLDs and was responsible for writing and executing the implementation of ICANN IDN ccTLD Fast Track Process which enabled countries and territories, that use languages based on scripts other than Latin, to offer their Internet users domain names in non-Latin characters.  

Under Tina's leadership, ICANN was successful in making history on the Internet by launching top-level domains in new languages and scripts. New IDN ccTLDs that have launched under Tina’s guidance include three using the Arabic alphabet, ‏مصر.‎, ‏السعودية.‎ and ‏امارات.‎ (for Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E), and one using Cyrillic, .рф (Russia). Five new IDN ccTLDs using Chinese characters were approved: .中国 with variant .中國 (for China), .香港 (for Hong Kong), and .台灣 with variant .台湾 (for Taiwan). 

Under her management as IDN Director at ICANN, the following countries obtained approval for their IDN ccTLD: Algeria, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Jordan, South Korea, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Ukraine and UAE. These countries represent a total of 36 IDN ccTLDs.

Prior to ICANN Tina worked at several registries and registrars in the ICANN community, where she was responsible for launching all new gTLDs and all (at the time) existing ccTLDs.

Tina is a frequent speaker at Internet and DNS Industry events. Conferences include: ICANN meetings, Business Access meetings, and Regional Gatherings; Asia Pacific Network Information Center (APNIC) events; Asia Pacific Top Level Domain Association (APTLD) events; Latin American and Caribbean TLD Association (LACTLD); DNS Root Server System Advisory Committee (RSSAC) Meetings; Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Meetings; Domain Round Tables events; and many more.

She also have developed IDN focused videos and provided presentations and tutorials for the U.S Department of Commerce, law enforcement agencies such as the FBI, universities, and all ICANN supporting organizations and advisory committees, such as Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), Country-Code Names Supporting Organization (ccNSO), Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC).

Tina has been featured in various online and offline media, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, CNET, Inc, Techcrunch, Mashable, PC Mag, Computer World, ZDnet and other major media.Tina has been featured in various online and offline media, including the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Associated Press, BBC, CNN, Al-Jazeera, CNET, Inc, Techcrunch, Mashable, PC Mag, Computer World, ZDnet and other major media.

Prior to ICANN she worked with several companies in the Internet DNS community, including ICANN-accredited registrar Ascio Technologies (formerly known as SpeedNames), where she oversaw the launches of the .biz, .info, and .name top-level domains as well as managed the development of all related internal and external products and product marketing materials. Tina also served as Systems Architecture Engineer at Navision Software, establishing the architecture design of the company's next generation of products.

Tina holds a Master of Science in Mathematics and Physics from the Aalborg University in Denmark and a BBA in Marketing Management and International Trade from Copenhagen Business School.

Robert Singerman: NARAS member with over 30 years of experience as an agent, manager, label executive, consultant, producer, venue programmer and music supervisor; represented R.E.M, Gipsy Kings, James Brown, Suzanne Vega, 10,000 Maniacs and others; directed the European Music Office for the European Commission (EU) and the French Music Export Office in the U.S; represents Brazilian music, funded by APEX, the Brazilian trade organization.

David Hazan: For over 25 years, David Hazan has conceived and executed strategic partnerships and entertainment marketing campaigns for his entertainment, digital, and brand clients such as theBizmo, Mobile Backstage,
GigsWiz, AEG, TVT, Muze, Shout! Factory and Fearless Entertainment.

David’s extensive music marketing experience includes senior positions leading digital distributor The Orchard, Warner Music, MTV Networks, Universal Music Group, and Wind-up Records, where, as Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, he strategized and oversaw the marketing, touring and release campaigns for multi-platinum Grammy winners Evanescence. David directed all sales, marketing, touring, internet, and PR plans for platinum acts including Creed, Seether, and Finger 11.

While Senior VP Marketing Universal Classics Group, David oversaw the marketing and touring plans for classical artists ranging from Luciano Pavarotti to Renee Fleming to Andrea Bocelli; crossover artists from Bond to Russell Watson to Andre Rieu to ElvisCostello; soundtracks for Broadway musicals and films such as
Mamma Mia and Gladiator; and the PBS special and campaign for Donny Osmond.

As Senior VP Marketing for Putumayo World Music, David created marketing
partnerships with American Express, Timothy’s World Coffee, Louisiana Office of
Tourism and major music and cultural festivals throughout North America from
Harbourfront to Central Park Summerstage to Stern Grove. He launched the label with distribution deals in over 50 countries around the world and also co-developed and sold all sponsorships for The Putumayo World Music Hour, a weekly radio show broadcast on over 150 stations around the world.

Paul Zamek: Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Paul Zamek is a 40+ year veteran of the international entertainment industry. 

Paul is President/CEO of global technology & digital media solutions company, Zamek World Marketing, Inc. ZWM has performed a wide range of services for its clients, including entertainment marketing, licensing consulting, publishing and master catalog representation and procurement, branding strategy, new business development and sponsorship procurement.

In addition to above mentioned services, the company has developed into the premier designer and manufacturer of bespoke USBs, specializing in the creation and development of custom, portable USB drives, which can be loaded with a variety of digital content. The company created custom drives for artists, brands and clients, including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Lady Gaga, M.I.A, Coldplay, Tony Bennett, Paul Simon, Bon Jovi, Zac Brown Band, Louis Vuitton, the City of Memphis, Hunter Hayes, David Guetta Deadmau5, Juanes, Lady Antebellum as well as several more artists and brands.

Paul served as President/CEO of European Multimedia Group Inc.(EMG), Co-President of RPM Record Group, and a member of the Board of Directors of the South African based Gallo Group. Paul also served as SVP of EMI (South Africa) and VP/General Manager of Capitol Records, (South Africa).

Prior to his rise to the recording industry executive ranks, Paul worked in many areas of entertainment; his experience includes working as a concert promoter, booking agent, artist manager and owner of a retail record chain and has worked in various capacities for a long list of dignitaries and recording artists from around the world. Among others, the list includes Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Elton John, Paul Simon, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Tina Turner and the estates of Johnny Cash, John Denver, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and Conway Twitty

Paul pioneered the pet category with Warner Bros. Consumer Products by creating “Sylvester Thscoopable Cat Litter” as well as the successful brands “Road Runner Ice Melt” and “Twitty Bird Wild Bird Food- The Only Brand That Really Sings” with Conway Twitty.

Among the corporate sponsorships and licenses that Paul has acquired are Remy Martin Cognac, Jim Beam, Jack Daniels, Miller Beer, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, Proctor & Gamble, Campbell Soup Company, American Airlines and South West Airlines.

In 1997, he consulted the Swedish based multi media company, Modern Times Group (MTG) and assisted in the launch of their successful on line CD and DVD division, one of the first such services in Europe.

In addition to performing artists, Paul’s corporate client list continues with Apple Corporation UK, Yahoo Music, Mobile Entertainment Forum, AARP, ReedMIDEM Organization, Time-Life Music, Warner/ Chappell Music, Warner Music Group, General Motors, The Ford Motor Company, Wal-Mart Stores, Capitol Music Group, SONY Music, Curb Entertainment, Jive Records, Eagle Rock Entertainment, Atlantic Records, Universal Music Group, Virgin Records, ,CAA, ICM and William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

Paul’s industry memberships include CMA, NARAS, LIMA.

Jason Schaeffer: Since 1998, Jason has been practicing law and advising clients on Intellectual Property matters.  After graduating from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Associate Editor for the Fordham Intellectual Property Law Journal, Jason started his legal career as a litigator for the Intellectual Property Group at White & Case LLP where he assisted Fortune 100 companies in protecting their trademark, copyright, and patent rights. 

Among other projects, during the “early days” of the Internet, Jason was responsible for implementing a trademark policing strategy on behalf of an international pharmaceutical manufacturer to protect its intellectual property in a widely known pharmaceutical product.  He also assisted a national sport association with trademark licensing matters and trademark opposition proceedings as it expanded its operations internationally. 

Recently, Jason brought a successful copyright claim on behalf of an internationally recognized sculptor to protect his rights in a well-known public work of art under the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 ("VARA").  Jason represents ESQwire clients in connection with Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy ("UDRP") Disputes, Domain Sales and Escrow Agreements, and with Trademark Applications and Opposition Proceedings. Jason obtained his law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1998, and he graduated cum laude from Temple University in 1995 with dual degrees in Philosophy and Political Science. He also served as a Director for the Fordham Law Housing Advocacy Project, and as a mediator in Queens County, New York.

Ken Abdo: A known artist advocate; a life-long multi-instrumentalist⁄songwriter and former DJ; served as legal counsel to artists including Jonny Lang, Michelle Branch, Owl City and Hall & Oates.

Bob Donnelly: Music industry attorney with over 35 years of experience; 41-awarded platinum albums.

John Simson: A singer-songwriter; managed country artists who sold over 10 Million albums and won 6 Grammys; ex-director of SoundExchange, the first performing rights organization formed to collect digital performance royalties for sound recording copyright owners & artists; co-founded the Washington Area Music Association; ex-president of the NARAS⁄Grammys D.C. chapter; National Trustee of the Academy; Board of the Alliance of Artists & Record Companies; member of the Folk Alliance and the Country Music Association.

Paul Bezilla: Bassist in various bands; entertainment lawyer for over 25 years; clients included Frank Sinatra, Cher, Quincy Jones, Warner Bros, and Disney.

 

DotMusic is the only .MUSIC Community member with advanced professional technical, policy, and operational TLD management experience led by DNS veteran Tina Dam to meet DotMusic’s primary role: to launch, operate and maintain trusted Music Community-based TLD.

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