BMG Names Richard Blackstone Chief Creative Officer
October 27, 2010 at 11:41 AM (PT)
BMG has appointed RICHARD BLACKSTONE as its Chief Creative Officer, In this newly created role, BLACKSTONE will oversee the rosters of the recently acquired companies, as well as direct the efforts to attract and sign new talent.
Blackstone previously was Chairman/CEO of WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC, responsible for all aspects of WARNER MUSIC GROUP's worldwide music-publishing division operating in over 35 countries.
"RICHARD brings many years of experience in music publishing to BMG," BMG CEO HARTWIG MASUCH said. "Knowing him and his impressive skill set for more than 15 years already, I always respected both his creativity and his integrity. He is the perfect addition to our team to help continue to grow and expand our company as we make further inroads into the U.S. marketplace."
"This is a perfect time to be building something special, an alternative offering, for the owners and creators of music," said BLACKSTONE. "I am thrilled to be joining HARTWIG in these early stages of the company's evolution."