Warner Bros. Records Names Howard Gabriel EVP/Marketing
September 8, 2014 at 11:07 AM (PT)
WARNER BROS. RECORDS (WBR) appointed HOWARD GABRIEL EVP/Marketing. Previously SVP/Label Management, GABRIEL will lead and oversee the company’s marketing initiatives, while also helping drive long-term strategy as a member of WBR’s senior management team.
“I've known HOWIE for many years, and I’m a great admirer of his artist-driven approach to marketing and long-term development," WARNER BROS. RECORDS Chairman/CEO CAMERON STRANG said. "He brings a real fan’s enthusiasm to his work, and his tremendous creativity, entrepreneurial drive, and approachable leadership style make him a perfect fit with our mission to be the most nurturing home for the best talent. I'm thrilled to be working with him again and join everyone at WBR in welcoming him to the team.”
“It’s an honor to join such a legendary label at such an exciting time in its history,” GABRIEL said. “It’s always been my view that the role of marketing is to support A&R, to use every avenue possible to expose and develop artists, and to help them realize their dreams and visions. The level of talent at WARNER BROS. – within the executive team and across its artist roster – is phenomenal, and I thank CAMERON for the opportunity to contribute to this label’s ongoing renaissance.”