WMG Names Dirk Ewald As SVP/Global Catalogue Managment, Jonathan Dworkin SVP/Digital Strategy & Business Development
November 4, 2013 at 7:35 AM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP has named DIRK EWALD as SVP/Global Catalogue Management, reporting to RHINO ENTERTAINMENT & GLOBAL CATALOGUE Pres./CEO KEVIN GORE.
GORE said, ”DIRK is a fantastic addition to our lineup of executive talent. Not only does he bring a passion for great music and a deep knowledge of the catalogue industry, he has a flair for innovation that results in fresh, impactful campaigns that deliver real commercial success.”
“The PLG acquisition brought together two amazing catalogues and united many of music’s crown jewels under one roof. With DIRK’s appointment we are further strengthening the global team responsible for maximizing the potential of that tremendous body of work and ensuring we continue to provide the best possible results for our legendary artists in every market.”
EWALD said, “It’s a really great time to join WARNER MUSIC and I have huge respect for KEVIN and his dynamic team. The WARNER MUSIC catalogue is a truly exceptional collection of music that includes many of the world’s most popular and influential artists. I look forward to working with my new colleagues as well as the artists and their representatives around the globe to introduce new generations to these outstanding acts as well as finding creative ways to excite and engage existing fans.”
Jonathan Dworkin Named SVP/Digital Strategy & Business Development
WMG also announced the appointment of JONATHAN DWORKIN as SVP/Digital Strategy & Business Development. Reporting to EVP/Digital Strategy & Business Development STEPHEN BRYAN, DWORKIN will help develop and implement global digital strategy.
In making the appointment, BRYAN said, “JONATHAN is a first-rate executive with wide-ranging commercial acumen, a proven track record in deal making and a deep understanding of technology, particularly in the carrier and wireless spaces. His expertise in building compelling music experiences, combined with his background as an artist manager, has equipped him with impressive strategic insight and a deep understanding of our industry. His appointment further strengthens our ability to be the most nimble, ambitious and digitally progressive music company in the world.”
DWORKIN said, “I am thrilled to join STEPHEN and the entrepreneurial team at WMG during this pivotal and exciting time for the company. It’s a privilege to champion our extraordinary roster of artists and seek out innovative and frictionless ways to connect fans with the power of music.”