Scott Francis Named Pres. Warner/Chappell Music
July 30, 2008 at 5:37 AM (PT)
WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC Chairman/CEO DAVID H. JOHNSON announced TODAY the appointment of SCOTT FRANCIS to the newly created position of Pres. of WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC, and Chairman/CEO of WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC U.S. FRANCIS, a veteran music publishing executive who previously served as Pres./BMG MUSIC PUBLISHING’s BMG SONGS NORTH AMERICA division, will run WARNER MUSIC GROUP CORP.’s U.S. music publishing operations as well as play a key role in WARNER/CHAPPELL’s global strategy. FRANCIS will report to JOHNSON and will be based in WARNER/CHAPPELL’s U.S. headquarters in LOS ANGELES.
WMG Chairman/CEO EDGAR BRONFMAN, JR. said, "In looking for a head of WARNER/CHAPPELL’s U.S. operations, we wanted an executive who not only has a deep understanding of songwriters and music publishing, but one who also has a vision of how to position a music publishing company to seize the opportunities presented by the industry’s rapid digital transformation. I’m confident SCOTT is that executive and that he will have much to contribute to both WARNER/CHAPPELL and the entire WARNER MUSIC GROUP family."