Stu Bergen Upped To CEO/International At Warner Music Group
February 5, 2016 at 6:24 AM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP Pres./International STU BERGEN has been promoted to the newly created post of CEO/International and Global Commercial Services. He will oversee WMG’s international recorded music operations outside the U.S. and U.K. as well as WARNER MUSIC’s Global Marketing team; WEA and ADA -- WMG’s Artist & Label Services divisions and WARNER Classics.
As a member of WMG’s senior management team, he is based at the company’s headquarters in NEW YORK and reports to WMG CEO STEVE COOPER.
“STU’s promotion recognizes his leadership in helping focus our global firepower on breaking artists and building careers,” said COOPER. “Drawing on his deep understanding of the worldwide marketplace, he has fostered a dynamic, innovative environment that is driving both unprecedented local success and outstanding global performance. I join everyone at WMG in congratulating Stu on this well-deserved appointment.”
BERGEN said, “In the era when technology has removed musical barriers between nations and cultures, success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere. It is critical that we draw on the full worldwide strength of our organisation to cultivate hit music and superstar artists, as well as generate groundbreaking business models and creative marketing strategies. With the lines between commerce and promotion blurring, our teams are the best in the world at growing fan bases and maximising global impact. The music industry is in the midst of a renaissance, and we have positioned ourselves at the leading edge of enormous global opportunity.”