Sony/ATV promotes attorney to general counsel
New York-based Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Peter Brodsky to become general counsel in addition to his existing position of executive vice president for business affairs. He reports directly to Sony/ATV chair and CEO Jon Platt.
Brodsky has led the company’s legal and business activities since 2007. According to Sony/ATV, he had a lead role in Sony’s acquisition of EMI Music Publishing. He previously worked at BMG Music Publishing, where he was head of the business and legal affairs department. He began his career as an associate at law firm White & Case.
Brodsky leads Sony/ATV’s legal and business affairs department worldwide. He is responsible for developing and implementing its global business strategy while providing guidance and counsel regarding all company legal matters. He also oversees Sony/ATV’s major catalog acquisitions, North American digital initiatives and strategies for licensing its catalog to digital music services and other platforms.
The Sony/ATV catalog includes music from artists such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Queen and The Rolling Stones, as well as more modern acts including Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Lady Gaga and Kanye West.
In addition to his global responsibilities, Brodsky is engaged in US legislative issues related to music publishing such as copyright reform, and works with the National Music Publishers’ Association on these matters.
Platt says in a statement: ‘Peter is a key member of Sony/ATV’s leadership team, and his invaluable counsel is integral to our success. His guidance on strategic business opportunities is of great benefit to our global teams and, most importantly, to our songwriters. An expert in copyright reform, Peter has been an influential advocate for the songwriting community, and I am confident he will continue to move the needle as our new general counsel.’