In installing Jody Gerson as new CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group, UMG chairman Lucian Grainge puts his faith in A&R

On July 31, Universal Music Publishing Group announced that it was moving out veteran executive Zach Horowitz, 61, for Sony/ATV co-president Jody Gerson, who will step in as CEO in July 2015. What's behind the swap of a reliable operations man and proven deal architect (among Horowitz's accomplishments: negotiating acquisitions of Geffen Records, Interscope and PolyGram in 1990, 1995 and 1999, respectively, and absorbing BMG Music Publishing into UMPG in 2006) for an elite publishing A&R executive?

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