Charles Goldstuck is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TouchTunes Interactive Networks. He was most recently the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bertelsmann Music Group (U.S.), a division of Sony Music Entertainment, one of the world’s leading music companies. Goldstuck was responsible for overseeing the business operations of the BMG music labels: the RCA Music Group, including RCA Records, J Records, Arista Records, as well as the RCA Victor Group; the Zomba Label group which incorporates Jive Records, LaFace Records and Verity Records. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the RCA Music Group. BMG Music (U.S.) is home to superstar artists Usher, Alicia Keys, Leona Lewis, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, OutKast, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Sarah McLachlan, Rod Stewart, Avril Lavigne and Annie Lennox.
Goldstuck’s professional journey began in his native South Africa. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (and CPA) having worked for Ernst and Young in Johannesburg, South Africa. His love of freedom and music brought him to the United States where he first settled in New York, joining Ernst and Young in 1985. In 1988, he went to Los Angeles joining music publisher Warner/Chappell Music where he spent five years – by the end of his term there he had assumed responsibility for their Latin American division. From there, he joined Capitol Records in 1993, rising to the position of Executive Vice President, handling virtually every aspect of the label’s day to day business. 1998 saw his move back to New York to become Executive Vice President/General Manager of Arista Records. Goldstuck then left with Clive Davis in 2000 to form J Records LLC, a joint venture with BMG. At the end of 2002, BMG purchased their interest in J Records merging J and RCA Records to form the RCA Music Group. In February 2004, Goldstuck assumed his role as President of the Bertelsmann Music Group.
Throughout his career, Goldstuck has actively participated in philanthropic and social causes. He is an active board member of both the City of Hope Children’s Hospital Foundation and the T.J. Martell Foundation. He is also a Vice Chair of the Entertainment, Media & Communications Division of UJA Federation, and was the recipient of their Music Visionary Award in 2003. He also serves as a Board Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. In addition, he was the 2004 recipient of the YouthAIDS man of the year award, and in 2005 was honored by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, receiving the Joseph Papp Racial Harmony Award. In 2006 he was the recipient of the City of Hope Spirit of Life Award.
Goldstuck was educated at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is also a Chartered Accountant (South Africa).
City of Hope Children’s Hospital Foundation
T.J. Martell Foundation for Cancer Research
U.J.A. Federation, Entertainment, Media & Communications Division
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation
The Stanwich School Board of Trustees, Greenwich, Connecticut
Abu Dhabi Investment House (Entertainment City)
Falconhead Capital Partners (Private Equity)
USA Rugby Sevens, Inc. (Sports)
Bachelor of Commerce (1981) University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
Bachelor of Accountancy (1982) University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
Chartered Accountant (1984) (South Africa)
Certified Public Accountant (1985) (U.S.A.)