Founder, CEO & Director of Business Affairs
Ronnie F. Lee is the founder, CEO and director of business affairs for European Music Market, Inc. , a Las Vegas-based corporation specializing in electronic music artists, DJs and producers.
Currently living in Las Vegas, Nevada, Ronnie has over 24 years of experience as an entrepreneur. After serving his country as a soldier in the United States Army, Lee returned to Italy where he was previously stationed to pursue a career in the music business as a performer and songwriter. Over the course of 10 years, Lee gained notoriety in the European music industry after writing and/or performing a total of four “top 10” singles on the Billboard music charts. Lee’s prolific writing and contagious performances catapulted him into various other media, including television, as the host of his own program titled, “Caos Time,” on Video Music. Before returning to the United States, Lee also founded So-Real Records, a unique industrial techno record label distributed by the largest independent distribution company in Italy, Self Distribuzione.
Lee returned to the U.S. in 1998 and founded European Music Market, Inc. (EUMM). EUMM was originally the vehicle through which European music would be imported into the U.S. It later became a record label specializing in electronic dance music back in Europe. In just three years, EUMM grew into one of the top industrial Techno franchises in the world, housing So-Real Music Group, which consisted of eight independent record labels and a merchandising line. Today, EUMM is focused on being a global EDM conglomerate, housing Studio DMI and providing management and publishing services. Through Lee’s leadership, EUMM also acquired a recording studio and added one of the world’s top electric dance music engineers, Luca Pretolesi, to its arsenal.
Lee is of a rare breed in the music industry, and he has experienced both being in the limelight as a chart-topping artist as well as working behind-the-scenes as a label owner and executive with extensive knowledge of the industry. Throughout his expansive career in music, Lee has dealt in every aspect of music production, publishing, record manufacturing, distribution and sales. In 2002, Lee founded Artistic Business Services, Inc. (ABS). The company provides consulting to those in the music industry and it also offers entrepreneurs a wide array of services including business development strategies, corporate structuring (including the incorporation of US corporations and limited liability companies), brand expansion/management, cost savings analysis and risk management.
“I think it’s all about the desire to succeed, to accomplish a goal. I’m not driven by money, I am driven by the desire to create something with meaning.“
Ronnie is an associate member of the Grammy’s