WMG Names Tim Fraser-Harding Pres./Global Catalog, Recorded Music
Mark Pinkus Named Rhino Pres./U.S. Catalog
July 8, 2014 at 1:24 PM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP (WMG) has promoted TIM FRASER-HARDING to Pres./Global Catalog, Recorded Music. He will oversee global strategy and operations for all aspects of the development and marketing of WMG’s catalog, spearheading worldwide campaigns, identifying and implementing innovative product initiatives, and advancing the company’s digital catalog strategy.
At the same time, RHINO ENTERTAINMENT & GLOBAL CATALOG Pres. KEVIN GORE is leaving WMG to pursue a new opportunity that will be announced tomorrow. RHINO SVP/Sales & Marketing MARK PINKUS has been upped to Pres./U.S. Catalog & RHINO ENTERTAINMENT.
“The WMG catalog is one of the most extraordinary collections in the history of recorded music and home to many of the world’s most popular and influential artists," WARNER MUSIC GROUP CEO STEVE COOPER noted. "Our ongoing investment in new creative and commercial opportunities for this incredible body of work is a central tenet of our long-term strategy, and we’re only just starting to realize the possibilities presented by digital technologies. TIM has done an exceptional job in energizing our catalog business around the globe, driving a fantastic release schedule that has expertly mined our rich legacy, supported by a series of creative, highly successful campaigns. A passionate fan with an encyclopedic knowledge of music history, TIM’s deep experience, operational expertise, and innovative thinking make him ideally suited to take on this expanded global role in an area that is at the heart of WMG. Together, TIM, MARK PINKUS and DIRK EWALD form a catalog team of unparalleled talent and vision.
"“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank KEVIN for his outstanding contributions to the global development of WMG’s catalog business over the past 12 years, particularly during his past four years as President, when he achieved some amazing results during a period of major transformation," COOPER continued. "He will be missed, but I understand his desire to open an exciting new chapter in his life, and all of us at WMG wish him the best in his new endeavor.”
“It is a privilege to be entrusted with WMG’s incredible heritage, as we constantly seek out fresh and creative avenues to bring this historic, culture-shifting music to new audiences and long-time fans across the globe," TIM FRASER-HARDING said. "I want to thank STEVE for this wonderful new opportunity, and I look forward to continuing to work closely with MARK PINKUS, DIRK EWALD, and WMG’s terrific teams around the world to build on this vital, dynamic part of our business.”