BMG US president, repertoire and marketing
Based in BMG’s Los Angeles office, Katz currently serves as BMG US president, repertoire and marketing, spearheading both music publishing and recordings. Katz and his team are in charge of BMG US rosters including 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 began his career at BMG in 2012 as chief creative officer. His recent appointment comes just four months after he was promoted to president of music publishing, BMG US, leading the company’s creative teams in the LA, New York and Nashville offices. Katz brought BMG a run of chart success which boosted the company’s market share to double digits. Key signings Katz has overseen include 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, where they scored multi-million dollar album sales and tens of millions of singles sales with artists including Jason Derulo and Sean Kingston. Previously he served as GM of Groove Attack USA. He began his career in 1996 as a music attorney.