Music Executive | Entrepreneur | Author | CEO of Dverse Media | Real Estate Proprietary
You can overcome any situation that enters your life with the right mental tools.
Runners run their own marathon. If while running you look at other runners, you will slow down.
Having made significant contributions to the entertainment industry via executive positions at powerhouse labels from Motown Records and Def Jam to Epic Records and Roc Nation Music, Pough is now blazing his own trail as an entrepreneur.
“The time was right to step out and bet on myself,” says Pough of the formation of D.Verse Media, a full service global music distribution and publishing company, integrated with over 100 DSP’s, including Apple and Spotify. Prior to D.Verse, Pough was the President of Roc Nation Music and served as Executive Vice President of Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, where he oversaw day-to- day operations. Pough had previously overseen the label’s promotion and marketing strategies as Executive Vice President of Urban Music and is credited with leading Epic’s urban team to great success, including becoming the #1 Urban record label of the year in 2017.
Preceding that role, Pough was Senior Vice President of Promotion at Universal Music Group’s Island Def Jam, where he helped propel Rihanna and Kanye West to superstardom, among many others.