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BMM UPS MIKE MOLINAR TO PRESIDENT
6/30/23

Big Machine Music has upped Mike Molinar to president, effective immediately. He will continue reporting to BMLG CEO/chairman, Scott Borchetta.

Molinar has led BMM since inception in 2011, overseeing the company’s continued growth of a diverse roster and dynamic catalog, as well as the addition of a West Coast division based in L.A.

Among other accolades, the Leadership Music Class of 2015 graduate was selected for the Nashville Cohort of the Harvard Young American Leaders Program in 2021. He currently serves as a board member on the NMPA, MLC designated by the U.S. Copyright Office, MHA, ACM and Country Music Hall of Fame Education Council.

Additionally, BMM advances key senior executives Alex Heddle to svp of publishing and Grayson Stephens to vp, overseeing royalties and finance. They will both continue reporting to Molinar.

Heddle, whose prior stops include Love Monkey Music, Writer’s Den Music, Propoel Music Publishing and Ash Street Music, recently celebrated a decade at BMM. Meanwhile, Stephens has nearly 14 years of publishing admin experience and joined BMM in 2017 after holding positions at Sony/ATV.

“I’m so proud to announce that Mike Molinar has been appointed President of Big Machine Music. His leadership, vision, artist relations and song sense are unmatched,” said Borchetta. “We are also acknowledging the outstanding work and accomplishments of BMM’s Alex Heddle and Grayson Stephens as they continue to power the Machine to new heights.”

“Big Machine Music is my home; our incredible team and world-class songwriters are my family,” added Molinar. “In that spirit, I can’t understate how important Alex Heddle and Grayson Stephens have been through these past several years of transition and growth. I’m so happy to see their efforts recognized with such well-deserved promotions.”

Seen just before deleting us from their phones are (l-r) Stephens, Molinar and Heddle.

Photo Credit: Alex Ferrari