David Ungar

Location New York
Bio

Entertainment Relations @ Korg USA & all of its 11 brands

Musician PR
Projects
3 Projects

Work History

Owner, Creative Director, Endorsement Consultant and Photographer
David Ungar Creative Sevices
Jul 1998 - Present
Maintain and oversee project budgets and creative direction, in addition to production and editing of photography. Consult with artists/entertainers as well as industry representatives for endorsement opportunities. Develop and maintain artist, record label, venue and media relations. Responsible for covering live performance and press events. Catalog incoming photography and maintains in-house photo library. • Photos published in high-profile national and international magazines including, Billboard, Hits, Pollstar, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Rolling Stone and High Times. • Photos featured on top pop culture websites including, VH1.com, MTV.com, peopleonline.com and various recording artists’ sites • Photography for promotional use on CD’s and DVD’s by international touring acts Kid Rock, Ill Nino, Life of Agony, Taste of Chaos Tour and more • Formed a strategic relationship with Samson Technologies. o Lead Photographer for Samson Wireless print advertisement campaign in over 25 nationally & internationally syndicated magazines. o Assisted Artist Relations Manager in numerous activities such as •NAMM signings •Photoshoots with artists •Live concert photography
Entertainment Relations Manager
Korg USA
Jul 2013 - Mar 2019
melville
Identifying and aligning artists with new products and opportunities to support national initiatives for the KORG USA roster. Stay current with all music and entertainment industry marketing, sales, technology, and creative trends. Creating co-branding opportunities with 3rd party companies. Arrange and maintain A&R inventory and budget. Obtain content such as photographs, interviews, audio recordings and video content from artists for marketing use in print publications, online and social media. I have longstanding relationships with Artists, Managers, Tour & Production Managers, Techs & Booking Agents. • Increased Korg USA Artist roster by 350+ artists in 72+ month period to multiple brands • Lead artist signings and performances at NAMM for over 55 artists in 3 days • Spoke at Hofstra University Music Industry Summit • Placed products in television and movies • Sucessful negotiations include but are not limited to the following artists and members of their bands: o Country Artists : Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Kip Moore, Dustin Lynch, Lindsay Ell o Pop Artists : Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Cher Lloyd, Selena Gomez, Tori Kelly o Rock Artists : Foo Fighters, Aerosmith, The Who, Jeff Beck, Paul McCartney, Buckcherry, Guns & Roses, Tesla, Kid Rock, The Cult, Shinedown, REO Speedwagon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Alice Cooper, Foreigner, Cheap Trick, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton o Alternative Artists : Imagine Dragons, Linkin Park, Fitz and the Tantrums, Cage The Elephant, Sean Lennon, The Struts, Stone Temple Pilots, Queens of the Stone Age, Manchester Orchestra o R&B/Soul/Jazz Artists : Beyoncé, The Jacksons, Stevie Wonder, 50 Cent, Steve Smith, Janet Jackson, Lauren Hill o Metal/Hard Rock Artists : Metallica, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Alice in Chains, Black Sabbath, Rob Zombie, Black Label Society, Anthrax, Slayer, Halestorm, Disturbed, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Godsmack
Freelance Photographer
FilmMagic
Sep 2004 - Jan 2012
• Responsible for covering live performance and press events • Catalogs incoming photography and maintains in-house photo library • Develops and maintains artist, record label, venue, and media relations
Marketing and Promotions, Disc Jockey
Crazy Donkey Nightclub
Jan 2005 - Dec 2011
• Responsible for online marketing and promotions • Consulted with club promoter on talent bookings • Disc jockey
Independent Consultant, Host, Promotions and Celebrity Engagements
Snitch Nightclub
Sep 2004 - Mar 2006
• Responsible for booking, promoting, and executing after-show parties and music industry functions • Responsible for celebrity relations and hospitality • Maintained relationships with record companies and publicity firms
Club Manager, Director of Marketing and Promotions
Ritual Night Club
Sep 2003 - Aug 2005
• Responsible for booking, promoting, and executing all media parties and functions • Responsible for creative designs on all promotional materials • Oversaw all in-house lighting and sound direction • In-house disc jockey for special events • Voice-over for commerical air time
Director of Marketing and Promotions
Industry
Jan 1992 - Jan 1998
• Focused on expansion of venue’s marketing tactics, event sponsors, and customer loyalty with high-profile clients, including Sony Music, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records, Polygram Records and Roadrunner Records • Responsible for booking and promoting national touring acts, record release parties, and video premieres • Controlled creative design on all in-house club materials including: VIP passes, club posters, print advertisements, and other promotional materials • Oversaw all in-house lighting and sound direction • Music coordinator for special events
Director of Marketing and Promotions
Raw Nightclub
Oct 1991 - Jun 1996
• Maintained venue’s working relationships with major record labels, including: Sony Music, Polygram Records, Warner Bros. Records and Atlantic Records • Responsible for all in-house club promotion • Set-up of record release parties, video premieres and after parties for national touring acts with record companies • Organized promotional parties for blockbuster movies, i.e.: The Crow and The Brady Bunch Movie, Escape from L.A. • In-house disc jockey for special events

Education

LIFE
School of Hard Knocks
1965 - 2019
John Bowne High School
1980 - 1983

Skills