WMG Names Rob Wiesenthal COO/Corporate
December 20, 2012 at 3:25 PM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP CORP. has appointed ROB WIESENTHAL COO/Corporate, effective JANUARY 1st, 2013. After holding several high posts at SONY CORP., WIESENTHAL’s new responsibilities will include global corporate development across WMG’s recorded music and music publishing operations, identifying new business models and helping to drive growth through key investments and acquisitions. He will also provide occasional advice to ACCESS INDUSTRIES, WMG’s parent company, on media and technology opportunities.
"There are few media and technology executives of ROB’s stature and expertise," WMG CEO STEVE COOPER said. "His commercial acumen, commitment to innovation and wide-ranging experience make him a superb addition to our talented management team. ROB will be a valuable resource as we enhance and grow our position as a progressive music company."
"I’m thrilled to join WARNER MUSIC at this exciting time for both the company and the industry," WIESENTHAL said. "Throughout my career I’ve worked closely with media and entertainment executives in helping them identify new ways to enhance their business and to find opportunities for growth, including developing and executing innovative business models. ATLANTIC RECORDS, WARNER BROS. RECORDS and WARNER/CHAPPELL are among the most respected brands in music, with exceptional recording artists, songwriters and employees. It is an honor to join an organization with such incredible heritage, which is defining a new kind of music company with an entrepreneurial and creative spirit. I can’t wait to get started."