Neil Gillis

Neil is currently the President of Round Hill Music, a brand new full service music publisher and creative music company effective 2011. Prior to that, Neil was the President, North America & Global Head Creative for S1 Songs America. He had held that role since July 1, 2007. Before that, Neil was the President & Chief Operating Officer of Dimensional Music Publishing, LLC (DMP). In that role, he managed all aspects of this uniquely diverse publishing company and helped to build upon the Dreamworks Music Publishing platform DMP purchased. Prior to that, he was the General Manager (East Coast) for the Concord Music Group (CMG). In that role, he helped establish a NY presence for CMG while also assisting in many aspects of their business operations including bringing their product to Madison Avenue and certain film & TV clients, helping solidify their strategic partnerships and also assisting with the creative aspects of International Licensing.

Prior to the CMG, he was with Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) for 16 years. During the last 5 years of that tenure he was the Senior Vice President, Creative Music Solutions for WCM. In that role, he brought the massive WCM catalog to Madison Avenue, brought the catalog to the Video Game Community, worked on East Coast based film & TV projects, signed writers and catalogs, worked with developing artists and helped establish a creative business connection to many of the most important catalogs and writers within the WCM family. During the first 11 years of his WCM tenure, he was the Vice President, Copyright/Licensing. In that role he was responsible for most of the day to day operating areas including; mechanical licensing, contract administration, performance rights administration, cue sheet administration, international administration, sampling creative and licensing, copyright related business affairs functions, business liaison to royalties and synch, headed development of the business side of IT tools enhancements, etc.

Prior to WCM, Neil worked for Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) as their Head of International. In that role, he was responsible for managing all aspects of performance rights for BMI assets in International territories and for International assets in the BMI territory. He got his corporate start at Cherry Lane Music as an intern back in the early 1980’s. He has been a successful teacher (UCLA Extension for many years), a recent post at Nassau Community College as an Adjunct Professor, lecturer (UCLA, USC, Baruch College, Berklee College of Music, University of the Pacific (UOP), New York University (NYU), Hofstra University, The Liverpool Institute, etc), writer (business column in the “Performing Songwriter” during the early 90’s), contributions to many industry books including most recently Bobby Borg’s “THE MUSICIANS HANDBOOK” (Billboard Books) and player (classically trained French Horn player and Jazz trained Guitar player) and composer (countless contributions to television shows and cartoons). He is a board member of the NMPA, BMI Foundation, the New York Chapter of the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP), Johnny Mercer Foundation, and member of BMI, the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Musicians Union Local 802. He resides on Long Island with his beautiful wife Donna and their three amazing kids (Jonathan, Mari Catherine & Emma).