Music publishing veteran Kos Weaver will join BMG as Executive Vice President to oversee the Nashville operations and continue to build and expand the company’s roster. Weaver will start the new role on March 15 and report directly to Laurent Hubert, President, Creative and Marketing at BMG Chrysalis North America.
Most recently, Weaver held the position of Vice President at Disney Music Publishing in Nashville and during his time there the office achieved eleven charting singles, with three No. 1’s, two Top 5’s and two Top 10’s. Prior to Disney, Weaver was Vice President of A&R at Warner/Chappell Music where he oversaw the creative staff.
Weaver joins BMG with nearly 30 years of experience in the music industry, beginning his career as a touring musician who later worked with and developed top songwriting and artist talent including Dave Berg, Jim Collins, Tim James, Wynn Varble, Brantley Gilbert (Valory Music Co.) and Canaan Smith (Mercury Records). Weaver also had publishing stops with Paul Overstreet and Reba McEntire’s Starstruck Writers Group.
Weaver commented, “I am very fortunate to join the BMG Chrysalis Nashville office in this position. Laurent Hubert and Hartwig Masuch are forward thinking music executives that I will certainly learn a great deal from. I look forward to working with the outstanding staff and writer roster that Darrell Franklin and Laurent have built.”
Laurent Hubert, President, Creative & Marketing, BMG Chrysalis North America added, “Kos has a distinguished track record of working with top music talent. I am confident his publishing expertise will further enhance our Nashville operations and will propel forward the careers of our extraordinary songwriters based there.”
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