Zach Katz is CEO of first-of-its-kind technology & music investment group, Raised In Space Enterprises. Katz leads a team of seasoned tech and music experts who are determined to raise the value of music through investing into tech-based solutions for the music industry. With a mission to create a new industry called ‘Music-Tech’, Raised In Space fosters proactive collaborations between the traditional music industry and the next generation of transformational tech companies who are looking to innovate and uplift the music space. Raised In Space is a partnership between Katz, Shara Senderoff, Scooter Braun’s Ithaca Holdings and Ripple’s Xpring.
Prior to Raised In Space, Katz was the President, repertoire and marketing, BMG US, where he spearheaded both recordings and music publishing. Katz’s started at BMG in 2012 as EVP of Creative and expanded his role to BMG’s US Chief Creative Officer. He went on to become the President of Music Publishing prior to graduating to BMG’s US head. Katz oversaw signings that included Janet Jackson, Blink 182, Lil Dicky, Avril Lavigne, Perfect Circle, Alice In Chains, DJ Khaled, Bebe Rexha, DJ Snake, Bibi Bourelly, The Strokes, Juice Wrld, Gente De Zona, Pitbull and Nathaniel Rateliff. While at BMG, Katz served on the National Music Publishers Association Board of Directors as well as ASCAP’s Board Of Directors.
The Russian-born music mogul immigrated to the US in 1979 with his family. Katz kicked off his career in 1996 as a music attorney and grew his role in the industry to music manager for numerous artists, producer and writers. His entrepreneurial journey began in 2006when he co-founded record label Beluga Heights with his client/partner JR Rotem. With Beluga Heights he scored millions of albums and tens of millions of single sales with artists including Jason Derulo and Sean Kingston.
Raised In Space will fund and provide hands-on guidance to tech ventures that hit every touchpoint of the music space beit creation, registration, distribution, fan-engagement, touring/ticketing, rights management and monetization. Katz and his team are always looking for what’s next at the intersection of technology and music.