BMG Names Zach Katz As President Of U.S. Operations

Zach Katz

Zach Katz

BMG has elevated Zach Katz to president of its U.S operations. He will oversee offices in Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles, as well as Rise Records in Portland, Oregon. He will head the label and the music publishing divisions of BMG in the U.S.

Laurent Hubert, who served in that capacity since 2009, has stepped down effective immediately. The announcement was made Thursday (July 7).

Kos Weaver, Executive Vice President of BMG Nashville, told MusicRow, “I know I speak for Zach when I say, Laurent is one of our greatest friends and mentors, our accomplishments were made possible by his intellect and guidance. In my three years at BMG, it is clear that Zach is world-class executive talent with a heart for championing the efforts of creators. I am fortunate to have had both Laurent and Zach as a boss. Zach and I look forward to our continued growth with a sincere appreciation for the pathway that Laurent created for us.”

In February, Katz was promoted to president of music publishing after serving as chief creative officer. His new title will be president, U.S. repertoire and marketing. Katz will report to BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch and will be part of BMG’s international leadership team.


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