Warner Music Group Names Ole Obermann Chief Digital Officer & EVP/Business Development
November 29, 2016 at 8:27 AM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP taps OLE OBERMANN as Chief Digital Officer and EVP/Business Development. OBERMANN will oversee the company’s global business development strategy, with a focus on exploring new forms of commercial innovation and creating new digital revenue opportunities, while expanding WMG's streaming activities. As a member of WMG's senior management team, he will report to CEO STEVE COOPER.
"With two decades of diverse digital experience, OLE has the special skill-set needed to forge new business models with tech start-ups and big players alike, while nurturing WMG's existing partnerships,” said COOPER. "He brings a deep understanding of both global and local streaming markets, data-driven commercial acumen, and a principled, artist-centric sensibility to his new post. We are committed to championing the value of music, expanding the universe of opportunity for our artists, and helping them create change, not merely embrace it. OLE's vision and leadership will make him a valuable asset in achieving our mission."
“It is an exciting time to be joining WARNER MUSIC GROUP as we accelerate streaming growth and partner with emerging technology companies to open up new sources of revenue for our artists,” said OBERMANN “I look forward to working closely with Steve and our global leadership to sharpen Warner’s competitive edge, and build on the company’s position as the most artist-friendly and innovative music company.”