Heath Kudler Named EVP/Global Repertoire Acquisition For Warner Music Group
March 4, 2016 at 5:17 AM (PT)
HEATH KUDLER has been appointed EVP/Global Repertoire Acquisition, for WARNER MUSIC GROUP. In this newly created position, the company said, "KUDLER will be exploring a broad range of opportunities to expand the company’s musical portfolio, including bringing new artists, labels, and master catalogs into the WMG fold."
KUDLER, who previously held senior business & legal affairs positions at EPIC RECORDS and ISLAND DEF JAM, is based at WMG’s NEW YORK headquarters and reports to CEO/International and Global Commercial Services STU BERGEN.
“With two decades of music industry experience under his belt, HEATH has developed invaluable relationships across the globe, and he comes to WMG with a unique range and depth of involvement with both the business and creative communities,” said BERGEN. "We are constantly seeking to enhance and expand WMG’s outstanding roster of artists and labels, and HEATH will be a tremendous asset as we leave no stone unturned to bring the world’s best music into the WMG family.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining WMG at this dynamic time in the company’s illustrious history,” said KUDLER. “There’s a wealth of music in the world looking for the right home, and WMG’s artist-centric culture makes it the most welcoming environment for talent that spans genres and eras. I can’t wait to work with the fantastic WMG team across the globe, and I thank STEVE COOPER and STU BERGEN for this wonderful opportunity.”