Katz will continue to report directly to Laurent Hubert, President of Marketing & Creative, and oversee the LA and NY based creative staff.
Since joining the company in 2012, Katz has shaped and led the creative team that was responsible for numerous additions to the roster, garnering significant chart placements. Key highlights have been the signings of Claude Kelly, Greg Wells, the Strokes, Bebe Rexha, French Montana, Monsters & Strangers, Juicy J, Chris Braide, Jen Decilveo, Wolfgang Gartner, Xplicit, John Ryan and Howard Benson.
In his new role, Katz will continue to expand BMG’s roster and maximize the opportunities for signed talent.
Prior to BMG, Katz co-founded record label Beluga Heights with his client/partner JR Rotem, worked closely with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment and served as GM of Groove Attack USA. He began his career in 1996 as a music attorney.
“It is with great pride and gratitude that I embark on my next chapter with BMG. Our team has the vision and expertise to help our songwriters and artists reach their highest potential, and shape our industry going forward. This company has some of most dedicated and results driven people I have ever had the pleasure of working with,” said Katz.
Hubert commented: “Zach has contributed significantly to the growth of BMG Chrysalis US and has helped cement our reputation as the preferred home for top talent. I look forward to working together further to build the company and reach new levels of global success.”