Tamara Hrivnak

Director - Partnership, Major Music Companies,
Google Inc.

Tamara joined Google in 2011 and is responsible for licensing strategy and business development with major record labels and music publishers for Google Play. She also oversees strategic partnerships for music. Previously she was Vice President of Digital Strategy & Business Affairs for Warner/Chappell Music Publishing where she headed business development and legal matters for the company’s digital business.

Tamara was Associate Counsel, Digital Legal Affairs for Warner Music Group, where she was responsible for digital distribution deals, including with Google, Apple, Microsoft, MySpace, carriers, game publishers, app developers and start-ups. She was pivotal to WMG’s music partnership with YouTube prior to its acquisition by Google. Over the years, Tamara has represented WMG, Warner/Chappell and Google in their respective industry trade associations such as the Digital Media Association (DiMA), the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Previously, Tamara represented music and other entertainment companies, as well as technology and financial service businesses at Morrison & Foerster and Shearman & Sterling.

Tamara received her JD from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and her (Hons) BA in Politics from Queen’s University in Canada.