WMG Names Ron Wilcox Exec. Counsel/Business Affairs
April 22, 2009 at 3:35 PM (PT)
The WARNER MUSIC GROUP has appointed RON WILCOX to the newly created position of Exec. Counsel/Business Affairs, Strategic and Digital Initiatives. In his new role, WILCOX will lead the business affairs efforts on WMG’s major strategic and digital initiatives, working closely with WMG’s digital legal team as well as the Company’s Digital Strategy and Business Development department.
Previously, WILCOX served as EVP/Chief Business and Legal Affairs Officer for SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT from 2000 to 20076; more recently, he has been a consultant for numerous companies and artists in the areas of new media, technology and content acquisition through his own company, MDC.
"I'm delighted to welcome to WMG one of the music industry’s most respected dealmakers," WMG EVP/General Counsel PAUL ROBINSON said. "RON’s broad range of experience will be a tremendous asset as we develop the emerging business models that will be the foundation of tomorrow’s music industry. Having admired RON for many years, I have great confidence in the value he will bring to WMG in leading the negotiations for our major strategic and digital transactions."
"WMG has continually pushed the conventional boundaries of the digital music space with impressive results," Wilcox said. "Its entrepreneurial, artist-centered strategy has led them to enormous A&R success and digital gains even in the midst of a challenging recorded music environment. I'm delighted to be working with PAUL, [EVP/Digital Strategy and Business Development] MICHAEL NASH and the rest of the talented executive team at WMG."