Mike Knobloch joined Universal as President, Film Music and Publishing for Universal Pictures in March 2010. Having served over two decades overseeing music for film, Knobloch is a seasoned veteran in his field. His work includes overseeing the musical scores for the highest grossing film of all time, Avatar, the Academy Award winning Titanic and Universal’s highest grossing film of its billion dollar franchise Fast Five.
Since he has been at Universal, Knobloch he has worked on hit films including Bridesmaids, Hop and Despicable Me. And he and his team are currently working on the scores for upcoming films such as Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Battleship and Snow White and the Huntsman.
Before he came to Universal, Knobloch served as Executive Vice President at Fox Music for 13 years. While at Fox he also supervised music on dozens of films including the Grammy Award winning Walk The Line, both soundtracks for the Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise, The Devil Wears Prada, Drumline and Marley & Me.
Knobloch recently completed his term as President of The Recording Academy’s Los Angeles Chapter and now serves on The Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees. Mike is an active supporter of The Academy’s GRAMMY U initiative and other mentoring programs such as National GRAMMY Career Day and has hosted various film screenings and panel discussions. In 2005, he founded the film-scoring curriculum of the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY Camp — a summer program that immerses high school students in professional film scoring, among other disciplines of the music industry.
Knobloch is an active alumnus of Northwestern University and a member of the NU Dean’s Advisory Committee. He is a host and advocate for the school’s internship program. Born and raised in New York, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.