Nir Seroussi '96 is the president of Sony Music U.S. Latin, home to many international music legends such as Chayanne, Gloria Estefan, Enrique Iglesias, Julio Iglesias, and Ricky Martin, among others. Under Seroussi’s direction, the label has experienced renewed growth as its unparalleled roster of artists achieves consistent multiformat chart success and receives the industry’s most prestigious recognitions and awards. Born in Israel and raised in Venezuela, Seroussi thrives on musical versatility but has followed a particular passion for the Latin market.
Seroussi holds a bachelor of music in music business/management summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music. Prior to Sony, he held senior positions at prominent companies in the Latin entertainment industry including EMI Latin and independent music publisher Insignia Music. He is the only Latin music executive to have been profiled in Billboard’s annual 40 under 40 Power Players list for three consecutive years. In addition, Billboard named Seroussi a Latin Power Player and has included him on its Best Bets list. He is also a two-time BMI Latin Award recipient, having penned songs for top artists in a number of genres.
The title of his lecture, which will take place in an interview format with Don Gorder, chair of the Music Business/Management Department, is Artists and Labels: Reinventing the Relationship.