Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Jorge Mejia (pictured) to President & CEO, Latin America and US Latin.
Reporting to Sony/ATV Chairman & CEO Jon Platt, Mejia oversees the company’s operations across the US Latin market and the Latin American region.
This includes its offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami, where he is based.
Born in Colombia, Jorge Mejia moved to Miami at the age of 12 and studied at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the University of Miami where he received a degree in Piano Performance.
He joined Sony/ATV as an intern in 1997 and was promoted to President, Latin America and US Latin in 2016.
Under his leadership, Sony/ATV is established as the No.1 Latin music publisher with a roster that includes Despacito songwriters Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Erika Ender.
Their record-breaking hit led a Latin music revolution across the world as it became the joint longest No. 1 in history on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US with a 16-week chart-topping run and the most-streamed song globally of all time, including earning more than 6 billion YouTube plays.
Besides the “Despacito” songwriters, the company’s Latin roster includes Nicky Jam, Maluma, Wisin, Yandel, Ricardo Arjona, Tainy, Darell, Andres Castro, Descemer Bueno, Residente, Farruko and many others.
Jon Platt said: “Jorge is a giant of Latin music and has been at the forefront of its phenomenal growth across the world.
“He is also one of the most forward-thinking executives that I have ever worked with. Jorge possesses a rare combination of outstanding musical knowledge and business acumen.
“This is a well-earned promotion and I know that under Jorge’s leadership our Latin division is in exceptional hands.”
“I am grateful to Jon for the opportunity to serve at the next level at Sony/ATV, a company I love and where I have spent my entire professional career.”
Jorge Mejia added: “With Latin music firmly established as a worldwide phenomenon and the music industry continuing to grow, this is truly an unprecedented moment.
“I am grateful to Jon for the opportunity to serve at the next level at Sony/ATV, a company I love and where I have spent my entire professional career.
“I am thrilled to be working together on behalf of our songwriters in this moment of extraordinary potential.”Music Business Worldwide