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CEO of Universal publishing division Zach Horowitz steps down

By | Published on Friday 1 August 2014

Universal Music Publishing

Universal Music Publishing CEO Zach Horowitz is stepping down. He has been in his current role for just over two years, but with Universal Music Group for 30.

In an email to staff, obtained by Billboard, Horowitz said: “After a wonderful 30 years at Universal Music Group it is time for me to move on and explore other opportunities … I consider [being CEO of UMP] to be a true touchstone of my career in the company”.

Horowitz began his career as a lawyer at CBS, later becoming its West Coast Head Of Business Affairs. He then moved to MCA to become Global Head Of Business And Legal Affairs and then Chief Operating Officer. When that company morphed into the Universal Music Group in 1999 he was appointed President and COO.

After Lucian Grainge took over as UMG CEO at the beginning of 2011, Horowitz’s role within the company was in flux somewhat, until he was appointed Chairman and CEO of the company’s publishing division in April 2012. He also sat on the Universal Music Group and Vevo boards.