Zach Horowitz Named Chairman/CEO At Universal Music Publishing
April 19, 2012 at 3:54 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP has named UMG Pres./COO ZACH HOROWITZ as Chairman/CEO. The appointment was announced by UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP Chairman/CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE.
"ZACH's appointment to lead UMPG is testament to how important publishing is to my plans for UMG's future," said GRAINGE in a statement. "For nearly two decades, he has championed the interests of our publishing company and been the key architect of its growth. Now I want him to concentrate full-time on maximizing UMPG's true potential in this challenging marketplace."
HOROWITZ said, "I take great pride in having helped UMPG become the industry leader. LUCIAN's mandate is to build on our strong foundation, committing all necessary resources to innovate, acquire, expand and lead. Having worked with LUCIAN for over a decade now, I know how dedicated he is to this objective. The challenges and opportunities facing songwriters and publishing companies have never been more significant. From initiating new ways to super-serve our writers so the return on their creativity is maximized, to proactively empowering new partners and business models so the full potential of the digital revolution is realized, this is a transformational moment in the history of music publishing. I'm thrilled to be chosen to lead UMPG at this exciting time."