Warner Chappell Production Music Names Randy Wachtler Pres./CEO
August 2, 2013 at 10:44 AM (PT)
WARNER/CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC has appointed RANDY WACHTLER Pres./CEO. He replaces RANDY THORNTON, who has left the company.
WACHTLER founded production music company 615 MUSIC, which earned more than 70 awards for excellence in music composition including two National EMMYS. The company was acquired by WARNER MUSIC GROUP in 2010 and RANDY was named EVP/NORTH AMERICA for WARNER/CHAPPELL PRODUCTION MUSIC, a post he left in JANUARY, 2012.
"RANDY WACHTLER is a world-class music industry veteran, who founded one of the cornerstones of our production music unit," WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC Chairman/CEO CAMERON STRANG said. "Having spent more than three decades working in this field, his expertise and wide range of contacts make him the ideal person to grow this high-margin, fast-growing area of our business."
"I’m very excited to work alongside CAMERON and his very talented team once again," WACHTLER said. "It’s an honor to take the reins of one of the largest production music companies in the world and help navigate this business into the future."