Executive Profiles Week of April 2

Joel Katz traces his meteoric rise as a music executive to a college course, a phone call and the bliss of ignorance.

To call Joel Katz a music industry icon would not be considered an over exaggeration.

Katz ranks as one of the most powerful music executives around, representing a diverse slate of acts from R & B Queen Mary J. Blige to Country Music King Kenny Chesney.

His works can also be seen and felt in a variety of philanthropic initiatives such as the T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and Aids Research.

From the outside, it would appear Katz has the Midas touch, but his closest friends will tell you he has a heart of gold.

Katz talks about his rise from small time lawyer to college instructor to attorney for the stars.  

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