Sony Music Hires Executive to Pursue TV Opportunities for Artists

Jun 14, 2005  •  Post A Comment

In an effort to broaden its scope beyond music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment on Tuesday said it hired Jeremiah Bosgang as executive VP of television, handing him the responsibility for identifying and exploring opportunities for Sony BMG artists to develop TV series.

The move comes as Sony BMG looks to diversify its revenue streams as the music industry is being buffeted by piracy.

Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack this week has said that he is keen on developing a number of theatrical and television projects for artists in a bid to diversify the revenue streams generated by the company’s artists, including Alicia Keys and the late Janis Joplin and Miles Davis. Sony BMG also counts among its artists recent “American Idol” winner Carrie Underwood.

A Sony BMG spokesman said it will fall to Mr. Bosgang to develop television series for Sony BMG artists, ranging from dramatic series to reality programs-all with a musical theme and all designed to open up new revenue opportunities for the company.

Mr. Bosgang will be based in Santa Monica, Calif., and reports to Mr. Lack.

Mr. Bosgang previously was executive VP of creative for the Howard Stern Production co., where he played a role in organizing a number of film and television ventures, including the upcoming animated series “Howard Stern: The High School Years,” which premiers on Spike TV in 2006. Mr. Bosgang was also co-creator and executive producer of Fox Sports Net’s “The Best Damn Sports Show Period” and held various executive positions at FX, MTV, Fox Broadcasting and NBC.