WMG Ups Kris Ahrend SVP/Recorded Music Rights
December 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP (WMG) has promoted KRIS AHREND to SVP/Recorded Music Rights Administration. In his new post, AHREND will oversee a newly established division encompassing U.S. Artist Royalties, Publishing Royalties and Licensing, Master Licensing, Rights Administration, and Catalog Legal Affairs.
"By uniting KRIS’ expertise with these complementary departments, we are creating a single interdisciplinary team that will be able to address the administrative and rights-related needs of our U.S. business units efficiently and effectively," WMG CFO/Recorded Music MATT FLOTT said. "Since joining the WMG family nearly eight years ago, KRIS has demonstrated the legal savvy, leadership skills, and commercial vision that make him ideally suited to lead this effort. I congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”
"In establishing the Recorded Music Rights Administration division, we have assembled a fantastic team with a tremendous collective knowledge of WMG's recorded music catalog," AHREND said. "Their combined skill set and experience will provide a great foundation for pursuing our shared mission of providing industry-leading administrative and rights management services to our labels and their artists. I want to thank MATT and the WMG senior executive team for this exciting opportunity.”