Jorge Mejía Promoted to President, Sony/ATV Music Publishing Latin America and U.S. Latin
Jorge Mejía has been promoted to the position of president, Sony/ATV Music Publishing for Latin America and U.S. Latin. Mejía, who for the past three years was executive vice president for the company, will head Sony/ATV’s entire operations for the U.S. Latin market and Latin America, overseeing offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami, where he’s based. He will report to Danny Strick, Sony/ATV co-president, U.S.
“Jorge and I share the same vision for growth in the Latin market, where he has proven himself to be a leader in every territory both from a creative standpoint and in implementing programs to meet the challenges in the digital world,” says Martin Bandier, Sony/ATV chairman and CEO, in a statement. “This is a well-deserved promotion.”
“Jorge combines the strong attributes of musical taste, drive and business savvy in a way that has strongly contributed to the success and growth of our Latin division,” says Strick.
The Colombian-born Mejía, who has a degree in piano performance from the University of Miami, started his career in Sony/ATV almost 20 years ago as an intern and has risen steadily through the ranks.
Today, Sony/ATV is by far the biggest music publisher in the Latin market. Last year, the company was Billboard’s Latin Publishing Corporation of the Year and ASCAP Latin Publisher of the year for the 13th consecutive time. This year, Sony ATV also won BMI’s Latin Publisher of the Year award.
Sony/ATV’s roster includes many established, longstanding writers like Ricardo Arjona, Omar Alfanno and Mario Domm, in addition to composers that came with the acquisition of EMI, like Carlos Vives and Don Omar. In the past two years, Mejía has also signed many of the top newcomers into the Billboard charts, including Farruko, Gocho and Nicky Jam.
“I am grateful to Marty and Danny for this opportunity to continue leading the Latin effort within Sony/ATV,” said Mejía in a statement. “Latin music is everywhere nowadays. It truly has become part of the soundtrack to a whole new generation.”
In addition to running Sony/ATV, Mejia remains active as an artist. Last year, he released Preludes, an album of 25 solo piano preludes that he composed.