BMG US has announced the promotion of Zach Katz to President of Music Publishing.
Based in Los Angeles, Katz will continue to report to Laurent Hubert, President of Creative & Marketing.
Katz joined the company in 2012 and most recently served as Chief Creative Officer. His responsibilities are expanded to now lead BMG’s creative teams in LA, New York and Nashville.
Key signings Katz has overseen include Bebe Rexha, DJ Snake, Monsters & Strangerz, John Ryan, PVRIS, Bibi Bourelly, The Strokes, Greg Wells, Verse Simmonds, Gente De Zona, Nathaniel Rateliff and Juicy J.
Prior to BMG, Katz co-founded record label Beluga Heights with his client/partner JR Rotem, worked closely with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and served as GM of Groove Attack USA.
He began his career in 1996 as a music attorney.
“I am incredibly proud of the strong community we have built with our brilliant writers, executives and partners.”
Zach Katz, BMG
Hubert commented: “Zach is an exceptional leader whose track record for identifying and nurturing talent is second to none. He truly understands the power of a song and works tirelessly to promote BMG’s songwriters and bring out the best in them. BMG has reached new heights in the US on Zach’s watch and our current chart success speaks for itself.”
In 2015, BMG clients contributing to hits by Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars ‘Uptown Funk’, Fetty Wap’s ‘Trap Queen and ‘My Way’, Jason Derulo ‘Want To Want Me’, David Guetta ‘Hey Mama’, Shawn Mendes ‘Stitches’, Andy Grammar ‘Honey I’m Good’, Justin Bieber ‘What Do You Mean’, One Direction ‘Perfect’, Meghan Trainor ‘I’m Gonna Lose You’ as well as Major Lazer and DJ Snake ‘Lean On’, which has become the most streamed song ever on Spotify.
Zach Katz said: “I am honored to extend my relationship with BMG and expand my responsibilities at the company. I am incredibly proud of the strong community we have built with our brilliant writers, executives and partners. BMG is just seven years old. This is really just the beginning.”Music Business Worldwide