David McGinnis


David McGinnis is a broadly experienced music publisher with a specialist background in synchronisation and A&R.

McGinnis is the General Manager of Mute Song, a leading independent music publishing company attached to the eminent Mute record label.

Following a decade of learning the legal and technical foundations of music rights management and licensing at PPL and MCPS, McGinnis joined Mute Song in 1999 in the creative and marketing role of Licensing Manager. Over time McGinnis’ role with the publisher developed and expanded to cover all areas of operation. He was appointed General Manager of the Company in 2014.

As General Manager of Mute Song David McGinnis manages all of the company’s A&R, creative and business affairs activity, supervises the copyright, royalty and sync teams and directs the company’s future development and growth.

Mute Song publishes many internationally renowned recording artists and a very successful roster of composers working in film, television, opera, theatre and ballet. McGinnis was personally responsible for bringing the artists Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Gabriel Prokofiev, Ben Frost and Public Service Broadcasting to Mute Song.

David McGinnis is a regular public speaker, moderator and interviewer on music publishing and other music matters at events and conferences around the globe. In 2015 McGinnis was elected to the UK Music Publishers Association Board of Directors.

David was born and raised in Canada and has lived in London for 30 years.