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Brian Monaco
President, Global Chief Marketing Officer
Sony Music Publishing

NEW YORK, USA // Brian Monaco is the President, Global Chief Marketing Officer of Sony Music Publishing. With this role, he not only leads the Synchronization team globally, but also runs the Songwriter Services department, which is focused on developing SMP's vast catalog of songs via partnerships with songwriters and estate managers to amplify their songs and create value for their catalogs.

He joined Sony Music Publishing in July 2012 as EVP, Commercial Music Group following the acquisition of EMI Music Publishing, where he was EVP, Worldwide Head of Advertising, Film & TV for both EMI Music Publishing and EMI Records, which included Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol Records, Parlophone and Virgin Records. Prior to Sony and EMI, Brian founded a talent company called Worldwide Talent Group in 1995.

Brian has been profiled and interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Billboard, Music Week and Variety. He has also been featured on numerous Music Industry Power Lists, most recently The Billboard Power 100 (2019 – 2023), Variety's The Power of New York list in addition to being recognized as one of Billboard's Branding Power Players (2016 – 2019). He is also a voting member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Recording Academy, Songwriters Hall of Fame & the Clio Awards. Under his leadership, Sony Music Publishing has maintained the greatest number of commercials for 10+ years and counting on advertising's biggest night, The Super Bowl, which includes multiple iconic placements with Fortune 500 companies.