Widely respected music executive Juan Paz joined Apple Music as the new Global Director of the Latin Music Business Division.
Miami-based Paz was formerly Warner Music GroupExecutive Director of ADA Latin America & Iberia.
Paz’s appointment to the new role follows last month’s news that Latin music had scored biggest of the week by streams worldwide on Apple Music, for the week ending Friday, May 13.
Paz joins Warner’s ADA in June 2020.
ADA launched The ADA Latin music division had its headquarters in Miami in July 2020, led by Paz.
As CEO of WMG’s Latin ADA division, Paz oversaw Latin America, Latin America, Spain and Portugal regions.
Prior to joining WMG, Paz led Digital Marketing for the Latin-Iberian region and Latin America brand Music by Sony.
There, he worked with the likes of Romeo Santos, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Enrique Iglesias, Maluma and Nicky Jam.
Before Sonyhe led the launch of the Digital Marketing and Consumer Insights divisions at EMI Latin America, working alongside artists such as David Guetta, Katy Perry, Juan Luis Guerra and Pablo Alborán.
Additionally, Paz’s work as an artist manager has seen him work with artists such as Bomba Estéreo, Monsieur Periné, Javiera Mena, Eduardo Cabra, Superlitio and Nanpa Básico.
News of Paz joining Apple Music was first reported by Billboards.
“This is very special.”
In a post On Linkedin Confirming the news, Juan Paz said: “This is very special. Not just because of the responsibility, the size of the challenge, the amazing team and company I’m in, but because 17 years ago, right after I finished my Master of Music Business in London, I had the honor to join the European iTunes group. as Music Programming Assistant/Intern.
“It was my first real music business experience. Back to Apple as the Global Director of the Latin Music Business Division really means a lot. We started. ”Worldwide music business