Candidate for MLC Board of Directors - Andrew Paulus

Andrew Paulus

Andrew Paulus is passionate about helping artists and musicians make a living doing what they love. Andrew has experience as the CEO of a music publisher, the son of a classical composer, and as a technology executive – providing a deep understanding of not only the needs of composers, musicians, and publishers, but also the importance of clear and intuitive user experiences and interface design to help make royalty administration and collection processes simpler.

Andrew is the CEO of Paulus Publications, a leading independent classical music publishing company under family ownership since 1997. As CEO Andrew oversees all aspects of running the business across licensing, royalties, digital sales and promotion. Andrew repositioned the business to dramatically reduce expenses and increase profits while growing its digital presence and garnering the catalog 4 GRAMMY Award nominations including 2 GRAMMY Award wins for Best Contemporary Classical Composition and Best Classical Compendium.

Andrew also recently served on the board of the non-profit the American Composers Forum for six years, helping composers find funding and community while advocating for the profession and field. On the board of Forum he served on the programming, finance, and strategic planning committees.

Outside of music, Andrew has extensive experience as a digital media and technology executive having most recently spent seven years at BuzzFeed Inc. where he managed product development teams across revenue products and app development while serving as the monetization lead for HuffPost after its acquisition from Verizon Media.

After growing up doing homework while his dad composed music on the piano, Andrew received his B.S.B.A. from Georgetown University where he studied Finance and Management. He enjoys playing piano, throwing pottery, and seeing his brother’s jazz quartet play in New York whenever he can.