Award-winning music, brand and entertainment executive Zach Zimmerman has introduced ZTZ Entertainment, an artist-first music management company dedicated to pioneering artist-first methods of funding and marketing developing talent.
Zimmerman, who is CEO and founder of the new venture, oversees a roster that, at launch, includes dance music producer/DJ and Mind of a Genius label founder David Dann; pop singer/songwriter Chloe Gilligan and electronic musician and producer Eddie Sears’ Rocket Pengwin project.
At ZTZ, Zimmerman will focus on applying his hands-on approach with brand partnerships to artist development, adapting the principles of a tech startup to create the next generation of music unicorns. All three artists currently signed to ZTZ will release new music in the coming months through various distribution partners, including Rocket Pengwin’s debut project Planet Earth, which is set for release on April 24 (via Ultra Records).
Prior to founding ZTZ, Zimmerman spent more than five years at Uber, most recently as Global Head of Music and Entertainment. During his time with the company, he oversaw strategy, management and execution of an eight-figure portfolio of investments and partnerships that reached 30 million+ music fans. Notable projects include partnerships with artists like Billie Eilish, Khalid, Ed Sheeran, John Mayer and Lil Nas X, as well as brokering and executing a multi-year deal with Live Nation that spanned 10 countries and 100+ properties.
Zimmerman was honored by Billboard as a 2018 Branding Power Player and has been a featured speaker at NYU Tisch School of the Arts' Event Marketer Summit, Industry Insights Summit, and other thought leadership events. He will make his first public appearance since founding ZTZ Entertainment at the 2020 Pollstar Live! Conference on Feb. 5, where he will be a featured speaker as part of the event’s NextGen Rainmaker series.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zimmerman is currently based in Los Angeles and is an avid golfer, traveler and audiophile. For more information on ZTZ Entertainment, visit ztzentertainment.com.