Mike Knobloch

President, Global Film Music and Publishing Universal Filmed Entertainment Group

Mike Knobloch is President of Music and Publishing at NBCUniversal. Knobloch oversees all aspects of music and soundtracks at Universal in partnership with all of its filmmakers and divisions across the company. In addition, he manages the administration of one of the industry's largest film and television music publishing catalogs, with songs and scores spanning nearly a century of Universal's storied history.

With more than twenty-five years of experience, the GRAMMY-nominated Music Supervisor and Producer's career highlights include four of the top-ten highest grossing films of all time globally, including Jurassic World, Furious 7, Titanic and Avatar.



At Universal, Knobloch has overseen the music for the studio's most successful franchises including Fast & Furious, Pitch Perfect, Despicable Me and Fifty Shades of Grey. He worked closely on the GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack for Dear Evan Hansen and other noteworthy musical and critically acclaimed projects including Illumination's Sing franchise, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch and The Secret Life of Pets films, Les Misérables, Straight Outta Compton, Yesterday, The High Note, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and Marry Me. He also supervised DreamWorks Animation's Trolls World Tour and its soundtrack. Other highlights include Furious 7's anthem "See You Again," the global phenomenon "Happy" from Despicable Me 2, "Earned It" and "Love Me Like You Do" from Fifty Shades of Grey, and Pitch Perfect's "Cups."

As a passionately committed advocate for representation in music for visual media, Knobloch and Universal's Global Talent Development and Inclusion group launched the company's Composer Diversity Initiative in 2018. This first-of-its-kind program identifies and develops talent with a focus on underrepresented groups in the industry, and it increases awareness of new composers among executives, producers and directors. Among its many achievements, the Initiative gave rise to the first woman ever to score a feature film for DreamWorks Animation.

Prior to his arrival at Universal in 2010, Knobloch was the Executive Vice President of Film Music at 20th Century Fox. His credits there since 1996 include The Devil Wears Prada, Moulin Rouge, From Hell, In America, There's Something About Mary, Napoleon Dynamite, Drumline, Walk the Line, Man On Fire, Dodgeball, The Day After Tomorrow, The Simpsons Movie, and the X-Men, Ice Age and Alvin & the Chipmunks franchises.



He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has served on the national boards for both The Recording Academy / GRAMMYs and its philanthropic arm, MusiCares. 



Knobloch received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University where he has served for nearly two decades on the Dean's Advisory Committee at the School of Communication, and he is currently an Advisory Board Member for Northwestern's Sound Arts and Industries program.

He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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Mike Knobloch

President, Global Film Music and Publishing Universal Filmed Entertainment Group
   

Mike Knobloch is President of Music and Publishing at NBCUniversal. Knobloch oversees all aspects of music and soundtracks at Universal in partnership with all of its filmmakers and divisions across the company. In addition, he manages the administration of one of the industry's largest film and television music publishing catalogs, with songs and scores spanning nearly a century of Universal's storied history.

With more than twenty-five years of experience, the GRAMMY-nominated Music Supervisor and Producer's career highlights include four of the top-ten highest grossing films of all time globally, including Jurassic World, Furious 7, Titanic and Avatar.



At Universal, Knobloch has overseen the music for the studio's most successful franchises including Fast & Furious, Pitch Perfect, Despicable Me and Fifty Shades of Grey. He worked closely on the GRAMMY-nominated soundtrack for Dear Evan Hansen and other noteworthy musical and critically acclaimed projects including Illumination's Sing franchise, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch and The Secret Life of Pets films, Les Misérables, Straight Outta Compton, Yesterday, The High Note, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, and Marry Me. He also supervised DreamWorks Animation's Trolls World Tour and its soundtrack. Other highlights include Furious 7's anthem "See You Again," the global phenomenon "Happy" from Despicable Me 2, "Earned It" and "Love Me Like You Do" from Fifty Shades of Grey, and Pitch Perfect's "Cups."

As a passionately committed advocate for representation in music for visual media, Knobloch and Universal's Global Talent Development and Inclusion group launched the company's Composer Diversity Initiative in 2018. This first-of-its-kind program identifies and develops talent with a focus on underrepresented groups in the industry, and it increases awareness of new composers among executives, producers and directors. Among its many achievements, the Initiative gave rise to the first woman ever to score a feature film for DreamWorks Animation.

Prior to his arrival at Universal in 2010, Knobloch was the Executive Vice President of Film Music at 20th Century Fox. His credits there since 1996 include The Devil Wears Prada, Moulin Rouge, From Hell, In America, There's Something About Mary, Napoleon Dynamite, Drumline, Walk the Line, Man On Fire, Dodgeball, The Day After Tomorrow, The Simpsons Movie, and the X-Men, Ice Age and Alvin & the Chipmunks franchises.



He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and has served on the national boards for both The Recording Academy / GRAMMYs and its philanthropic arm, MusiCares. 



Knobloch received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University where he has served for nearly two decades on the Dean's Advisory Committee at the School of Communication, and he is currently an Advisory Board Member for Northwestern's Sound Arts and Industries program.

He resides in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.