LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — BMG has named veteran labe exec Zach Katz to take sole charge of its US repertoire and marketing across both music publishing and recordings.
As President, US Repertoire and Marketing, Katz will take charge of a roster which includes in music publishing star writers such as Bruno Mars, will.i.am, DJ Snake John Legend, Pitbull, Frank Ocean and Quincy Jones and in recordings artists such as blink-182, Janet Jackson, Alabama, Iron Maiden, Scarface and OK Go. Katz will be based in the company's Los Angeles offices and oversee New York, LA, Nashville as well as Rise Records in Portland, Oregon.
Katz will be stepping in for President, Creative & Marketing Laurent Hubert, who decided to step down after a seven-year run with the company.
BMG's US operation currently accounts for about half of the company's worldwide revenue.
Katz most recently served as President of Music Publishing, BMG US, following a successful series of chart successes. Key signings included Bebe Rexha, DJ Snake, Monsters & Strangerz, John Ryan, Bibi Bourelly, The Strokes, Greg Wells, Verse Simmonds, Gente De Zona and Nathaniel Rateliff.
Prior to BMG, Katz co-founded record label Beluga Heights with his client/partner JR Rotem, which served as a label home to Jason Derulo and Sean Kingston. He also spent a tenure as General Manager at Groove Attack Records and got his start in the industry as a music attorney. – Staff Writers