Dave Rose is the president of DSE Music Group International, parent company for Deep South Entertainment, Rose & Rose Business Management, Oak City 7, and Tennessee East Artist Management. Rose has been guiding and developing the careers of multi-platinum artists for more than 20 years. After receiving a B.A. in Economics from North Carolina State University, he started in the music business as a musician, playing bass in several touring and recording acts. Rose is the author of Everything I know about the music business I learned from my Cousin Rick, The musician’s practical guide to success, which appeared on several Amazon charts and was met with critical acclaim, including a review in Guitar World stating it is "one of the best books a musician can read."

Founded in 1995 as Deep South Records, DSE Music Group is an artist and business management firm, record label, and concert production company. Rose also owns and operates a music venue in Raleigh, N.C called Deep South The Bar.

An industry veteran, Rose has managed or business managed such Grammy-winning and Billboard-charting greats as Bruce Hornsby, Little Feat, Stryper, Vienna Teng, Parmalee, Marcy Playground, Jason Michael Carroll, Allison Moorer, Tres Chicas, SR-71, Lee Roy Parnell, and The Warren Brothers.

Rose resides and works in Raleigh, N.C.