Education: Universities of Göttingen, Freiburg, Hamburg.
Götz Kiso commenced his career in the music- and entertainment industry in 1974 when he joined the Legal Department of PolyGram International in Hamburg where he specialised in multimedia-, entertainment- and copyright law.
In 1979 he became Legal Counsel to the music publishing group Intersong International and was appointed to the board of the German Music Publisher's Association becoming Chairman of the Legal Committee.
He was appointed Managing Director of Intersong GmbH in 1980, and following a takeover of this Company some time later, retained his position as Managing Director of Chappell/Intersong.
Götz Kiso's career in the music industry progressed further when in 1987, following a takeover of Chappell/Intersong by Warner Communications, he was promoted to the position of European President of Warner/Chappell.
In 1988 Götz Kiso returned to the PolyGramGroup as Managing Director of Polydor GmbH, which – under his directorship – has enjoyed its most successful growth period.
In 1998 Götz Kiso left Polydor and founded his own law firm.