Jorge Mejía, who for the past two years has served as president of Sony ATV Music Publishing’s Latin American and U.S. Latin operations, has been promoted to president & CEO. Mejía will report directly to Sony/ATV Music Publishing chairman & CEO Jon Platt.
“Jorge is a giant of Latin music and has been at the forefront of its phenomenal growth across the world,” said Platt in a statement. “He is also one of the most forward-thinking executives that I have ever worked with. Jorge possesses a rare combination of outstanding musical knowledge and business acumen. This is a well-earned promotion and I know that under Jorge’s leadership our Latin division is in exceptional hands.”
Mejia’s appointment makes him, at least in recent memory, the first CEO of a major Latin publishing division. He will continue to oversee the company’s operations across the U.S. Latin market and the Latin American region. This includes its offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Miami, where he is based.
“With Latin music firmly established as a worldwide phenomenon and the music industry continuing to grow, this is truly an unprecedented moment,” said Mejía. “I am grateful to Jon for the opportunity to serve at the next level at Sony/ATV, a company I love and where I have spent my entire professional career. I am thrilled to be working together on behalf of our songwriters in this moment of extraordinary potential.”
Mejia joined Sony/ATV as an intern in 1997 and has been steadily scaling the ranks in the company, and was promoted to president, Latin America and U.S. Latin in 2016. Under his tenure, Sony ATV is the top Latin music publisher and in recent years (2016, 2017 and 2019), the company won “triple crowns,” by winning Latin Publisher of the Year from ASCAP, BMI and SESAC in the same year. This year, they won Publishing Corporation of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Sony/ATV’s roster includes “Despacito” songwriters Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Ender in addition to Shakira, Maluma, Wisin, Yandel, Ricardo Arjona, Andrés Castro, Residente and many others.
A graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in piano performance, Mejía is also a composer and classical pianist, and last year received a Latin Grammy nomination for his “Prelude in F Major for Piano & Orchestra.”