Producer Michael Knox Launches Music Knox Records With BMG

Pictured (L-R): Jon Loba, EVP, BBR Music Group; Zach Katz, President, Repertoire & Marketing, BMG US; Michael Knox, Jess Rosen of Greenberg Traurig; Sara Knabe, VP A&R, BBR Music Group

Music Producer Michael Knox has opened Music Knox Records in conjunction with BMG.

Through the new label imprint, Knox will focus on developing new artists, though no signing announcements have been made as of yet. Knox will also continue in his role as VP for peermusic Nashville.

“I know this sounds cliché, but it’s a dream come true for me,” Knox said. “I’m excited to work with Zach [Katz, President, Repertoire & Marketing, BMG U.S.], Jon [Loba, EVP, BBR Music Group] and the entire BMG family. Considering our history together, I couldn’t imagine a better team to work with on this exciting new venture.”

Zach Katz, President, Repertoire & Marketing, BMG US, said, “Michael’s work speaks for itself. As one of the most successful and in-demand producers in Country music, he has had a hand in helping artists navigate and achieve success throughout every stage of their careers – from discovery to development to multi-platinum chart hits. Michael has an ear for the best up-and-coming artists inside and outside of Nashville; we are excited to show the world what he brings to the table next.”
Jon Loba, EVP, BBR Music Group, said, “I’ve known and worked with Michael since the early days of BBR. He is one of the best song executives in this town and has always had a burning desire to find and develop diamonds in the rough before they move to the 615. We are so thrilled to partner with him in that endeavor.”
Knox has 21 No. 1 hits, over 40 million singles and 18 million albums sold throughout his career as a producer. Knox is best known for discovering Aldean in 1998 and subsequently serving as the producer behind each of Aldean’s albums. His production credits include work with Michael Tyler and music featured on the hit ABC television series Nashville, as well as his father, Buddy Knox, among others.

The venture follows the announcement of Knox’s radio show, Knox Country 360.

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