Kobalt Music Group has appointed Merril Wasserman senior VP, business development.

Wasserman was previously with Sony/ATV Music Publishing for 12 years, most recently serving as VP international acquisitions and affiliate relations.

Before Sony/ATV, Wasserman was VP, international acquisitions with MCA Music Publishing for six years and was VP/GM of Private Music publishing for two years.

Wasserman is based in New York, reporting to CEO Willard Ahdritz and executive VP/GM Michael Petersen.