Jovan Dawkins as Impact Music Group in 2010 originally founded and entirely self-funded Heritage Music Group (HMG). Heritage Music Group (HMG) evolved into a dynamic publishing company with a critical mission — preserve and create great music, support songwriters and producers by providing them with the tools and resources necessary for monetizing their music and vision, and incubate great minds and ideas across all platforms.
Jovan Dawkins and HMG impacted the industry immediately by taking home 5 Grammys in 2018. As word of HMG’s success spread, Jovan recognized the need to add several new dimensions to the original HMG footprint. With the addition of Production, Studio, Tech, Marketing, and Purpose/Cause divisions to HMG’s suite of services and platforms, HMG has become the ultimate destination for projects, brands, and artists ready to outwork the competition and create meaningful change across the board.
President of Business Operations
As the President for Bungalo Records /Universal Music Group the past 16 years Rings position encompassed artist acquisition, budgeting, production, music licensing, distribution, and marketing.
Ring began his initial success in the music industry as a recording engineer with Capitol Records on the 1982 Grammy winning recording of “Boogie Oogie Oogie” with “Taste of Honey”. For the next 12 years Ring had continued top charting success as a recording engineer for Bobby Caldwell’s #1 single “What you won’t do for Love” and another #1 album for the late Greg Almond’s comeback record ”I’m No Angel”. Ring worked in all genres of music with chart topping records from Smokey Robinson, Jazz Crusaders, SOS Band, Gladys Knight, Patti Labelle, Carl Thomas and many others.
In 1993 Ring was named President of Private I Records /Universal Music Group. During his tenure there Ring continued being involved creatively as he co-produced and engineered the label’s releases which included albums with The Gap Band, Rick James, James Brown and a tribute record for Tupak Shakur.
In April 2000 Ring inked his own deal for Bungalo Records, distributed by “Universal Music Group”. Ring continued his dual role of both Record Executive and Recording Engineer / Producer in the studio with most of the artists signed to Bungalo including Mack 10, Ice Cube, Bizzybone, Patti Labelle ,DJ Quik and others.
In January of 2008 Bungalos release of Patti Labelle remained at #1 on the Billboard charts for 16 weeks and brought Universal its biggest selling inspirational album of the year. Ring was instrumental in selecting the music /putting together the guest appearances and clearances for the album which included Kanye West /Yolanda Adams /Wynona Judd and many other superstars.
In 2011 Ring expanded into live concerts teaming up with Katherine Jackson and Global Live Events to pay tribute to Michael with a successful sold out concert at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Whales that featured Beyoncé, Neo, Smokey Robinson, Christine Aguilera, Jamie Foxx, Leona Lewis, Ceelo Greene, The Jackson brothers and others. Ring secured the talent and was responsible for putting together Michaels original band from the Dangerous tour to perform all of the live music.
Ring has worked on video game soundtracks including the very successful True Crimes Streets of LA series. Direct to DVD movie soundtracks such as the Games double platinum “Stop Lyin Stop Snitchin” and movie soundtracks for feature films such as My Babys Daddy released by Mirimax.
Over the years Ring has been able to establish key strategic relationships with the Artists and their respective labels/management/producers/ recording engineers, recording studios, writers and their publishers.
Paul Ring joined the Heritage Music Group in October of 2017 to head up business operations for the company.