Sam Trust entered the music business in 1958 at BMI where he rose through the ranks to Executive Director of Publisher Relations during his 10 years of employment. In 1969 he was named president of Beechwood Music Corporation (Capitol/EMI’s U.S. publishing company), where he achieved numerous hits and BMI’s top performing song. In 1971 Mr. Trust left Beechwood to establish Trust Music Management, and in 1973 was named president of the newly formed ATV Music Corporation. He was later named chief executive for ATV Music Group world-wide in 1982, and served in that capacity until 1985. In January of 1986, he became president and CEO of Lorimar Music Division.
Mr. Trust created and was President of Killer Tracks in 1989, which was eventually sold to BMG in 1997. Currently, Mr. Trust is retired in Carmel CA., but represents Doris Day’s music catalog and serves as an expert witness and consultant.