Patrick Vien Named Chairman & CEO Of Warner Music International
February 13, 2006 at 3:49 PM (PT)
WARNER MUSIC GROUP CORP. (WMG) today announced the appointment of PATRICK VIEN as Chairman and CEO of WARNER MUSIC INTERNATIONAL (WMI).
Reporting to WMG Chairman and CEO EDGAR BRONFMAN, JR., VIEN will join WMI immediately and will be based in NEW YORK CITY. VIEN, 39, will succeed current Chairman and CEO, PAUL-RENÉ ALBERTINI. Since 2004, VIEN has served as President of NBC UNIVERSAL's GLOBAL NETWORKS DIVISION.
Said BRONFMAN, JR., "We're delighted to have PATRICK VIEN join WMG to lead our international recorded music operations. PATRICK is a talented and accomplished entertainment executive with strong operational skills, and he brings to WMI a deep understanding of the opportunities that new and emerging technologies present global content businesses. With his extensive background in producing, distributing and marketing content in a dynamic international environment, and his strong relationships in the entertainment community, PATRICK will be an invaluable addition to WMG as we continue our transformation into a diverse, music-based content company."