Hartwig Masuch

CEO, BMG Rights Management

After sweeping up publishers, ready to grow to major status with recorded music


Since late 2008, Hartwig Masuch has built Bertelsmann Rights Management into the fifth-largest music company in the world, with annual revenue expected to exceed $400 million. Most of that comes from music publishing -- after making multiple acquisitions of midsize independent publishing companies -- but revenue is expected to grow exponentially now that the company is rolling heavy into recorded music.

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