Gary Krantz, CEO, Krantz Media Group
Gary Krantz, President and CEO of Krantz Media Group LLC, is an internationally recognized business strategist operating at the intersection of the media, advertising, technology, and entertainment industries. KMG (www.krantzmediagroup.com) is a leading New York City-based advisory and business development firm that provides critical direction on issues of content syndication, marketing, advertising, media, entertainment and digital technology. KMG offers strategic marketing and brand development, implementation roadmaps, technology solutions for media, media sales and revenue generation, business development, organizational planning, and competitive brand analysis. KMG is currently working with such brands,
companies and organizations as The Entercom Communications Live Event Platform, IBT/Newsweek. Viacom Networks, iHeartMedia/Premiere Radio Networks, Cumulus Media/Westwood One, The FNTSY Sports Network, Studio Center Total Production, Country music trade magazine “Country Aircheck, Sports management firm Avant Garde Management, OTT platform BrandTV, Yoshiki Pictures LLC, The U.K’s Vintage TV, a 24 hour music cable channel, and the U.K.’s Team Rock Limited, producer’s of The Classic Rock Awards, which airs on AXS-TV and heard nationwide on IHeartradio, music discovery platform TuneGenie Networks, and real estate firm Mack-Cali.
In 2012, KMG launched KMG Networks – an independent, multi-platform content and services syndication company. Its services and products include, The Studio Center Network, Team Rock’s Classic Rock Hall of Honour, The Grabien Platform “Always in Fashion”, heard on WABC-AM and hosted by former LVMH Chairman Mark Weber, and a suite of broadcast products developed by the well- respected “morning voice” news broadcaster, Lee Harris (mornings on CBS’s 1010 WINS): Live Report Pro, Anchor Dashboard, and Motion Mixes.
In 2016 KMG launched KMG TV, specializing in the creation, acquisition and representation of high quality video content, specifically in the music category. Current projects include The Classic Rock Awards, The UK’s Vintage TV, and Yoshiki Live with the Tokyo Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.
KMG is also a leader in the cause related/non-profit sector, with multiple clients including BillofRights.org, and The Wounded Warrior Project.
Mr. Krantz has held high-level positions for some of the country’s largest, most influential media companies, including Chief Digital Media Officer for Westwood One Inc, President of Air America Radio, EVP/Music and Operations at Premiere Radio Networks/Clear Channel (Now iHeartmedia), Executive Vice President of AMFM Radio Networks and was a founding partner and Vice President/General Manager of MJI Broadcasting.
Before launching KMG, he launched many of network radio’s most successful shows and brands, including the E! Entertainment Network, The Grammy Awards Radio programming, The CMA Awards Radio Programming, Cinemax’s “CenterStage” performance series, Rockline Classic, Country Live Tonight! The Glenn Beck show, American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest, On the Air with Carson Daly, Mediabase/Music Industry, and countless others.
Krantz is a past President of the Country Radio Broadcasters, and currently holds a position on the Emerson College Board of Overseers, and is active in several industry organizations including N.A.R.A.S., The Country Music Association, and Leadership Music. He was recently named to the Arts Committee for NYC Parks, producers of Summerstage.
Krantz is currently an advisor to Reviver Music Nashville on the “Let Us In” Nashville and Americana tributes to Sir Paul McCartney projects to benefit breast cancer, The Mark Twain Prize For Comedy at The Kennedy Center, Billofrights.org, Wounded Warriors. He also serves on the Board of New York based advertising agency Gigante-Vaz & Partners Advertising, and as an Advisor to AudioKite, and GeoTraffic.