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BMG’s Head of Recorded Music Catalog Peter Stack to Step Down at End of Year

During Stack's eight-year tenure, BMG acquired recorded works by Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Kylie Minogue, The Kinks and more.

Peter Stack is set to step down from his role as BMG’s head of recorded music catalog at the end of 2022. Since joining the company in 2014, he has helmed its global catalog recordings business and helped it become an industry frontrunner as the catalog market heated up in the late 2010s and early 2020s.

During his tenure, Stack helped BMG acquire recorded works by Black Sabbath, The Kinks, Keith Richards, Kylie Minogue, Iron Maiden (U.S.), Nina Simone, Rick Astley, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Mötörhead, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Fatboy Slim, Mötley Crüe, Scorpions and many more as well as labels like Transatlantic, Strictly Rhythm, Salsoul, Trojan and Noise.

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His journey at BMG began eight years ago when the company purchased Union Square Music, a European-based independent catalog company he founded and worked for as its executive vp of global catalog recordings for seven years. As Stack admits in a statement, he didn’t plan to stay at BMG for longer than “an initial three years to integrate the business. Little did I know that it would turn into an eight-year adventure creating a best-in-class global operation with a catalogue including many of the most influential and iconic artists of all time.” He now refers to his time at BMG as “an absolute career highlight.”

BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch adds, “Peter Stack is both a true professional and a real gentleman who has played a central role in the development of BMG’s successful catalogue operation. His place in BMG’s history is assured. We wish him well.”

Stack’s storied career also includes building and running Music Collection International, which was later renamed Demon Music Group. He additionally served as an elected independent douncil member on the BPI Council and as a PPL board director.