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  • April 01, 2019
    Warner/Chappell Officially Unveils New Leadership

    Guy Moot Named Co-Chair & CEO; Joins Carianne Marshall, Co-Chair and COO

     

    Warner/Chappell Music officially announces its new leadership. Effective today, April 1, Guy Moot will become Co-Chair & Chief Executive Officer, alongside Carianne Marshall, who has been Co-Chair & Chief Operating Officer since January.

     

    The announcement comes one month after Warner/Chappell’s move to a new, state-of-the art headquarters at Warner Music Group’s downtown offices. Both Marshall and Moot report to Warner Music Group CEO, Steve Cooper.

     

    In making the announcement, Steve Cooper said, “It’s a time of exciting change and fresh creativity at Warner/Chappell. Last month, our L.A. team moved into a new, cutting-edge HQ; a fitting home for a dynamic music company committed to innovation and collaboration. Today, we officially announce a unique leadership duo with the ambition and energy to propel Warner/Chappell, its songwriters, and its team into the future. We’re very fortunate to have two such inspiring execs with complementary talents – Guy’s A&R vision and global operational strength, combined with Carianne’s entrepreneurial expertise and world-class creative instincts. We’re all looking forward to what’s on the horizon and what’s coming next.”

     

    Guy Moot said, “At a time of unprecedented possibility for songwriters, our mission is to provide the environment in which genuine talent can achieve its full, global potential. That requires real creative expertise, along with an original, fearless, and principled approach to our business. Carianne will be an amazing partner with whom to develop extraordinary hit-makers, promote an incredible catalog, and mentor a winning team. I’m really looking forward to working with everyone at Warner/Chappell and I’m grateful to Steve and Len for inviting me on this fantastic journey.”

     

    Carianne Marshall said, “I’ve been hugely impressed by the passion and integrity that runs through the Warner/Chappell culture. We have an amazing opportunity to empower the next generation of executives, services and technologies that will benefit our entire songwriting community and help drive their long-term careers. I’m delighted to unite with Guy, as we lead our team of ambitious, pioneering music-lovers. I also want to thank Steve and Len, who I know are just as excited as we are about the future.”

     

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    Carianne Marshall

    Prior to joining Warner/Chappell this past June, Carianne Marshall was Partner, Head of Creative Services, and Head of Creative Licensing at SONGS, the acclaimed independent music publisher. She joined SONGS in 2006, helping build a roster of over 300 songwriters, including Lorde, The Weeknd, Diplo, DJ Mustard, and many others.

     

    Marshall served as the company’s executive leader on the West Coast, consistently posting double-digit revenue growth, while overseeing a creative licensing staff responsible for placing compositions by SONGS’ writers in film, television, commercials, video games, and other visual media. She was also responsible for developing and nurturing the company’s non-top 40 roster. Marshall has been named to Billboard’s prestigious Women in Music list for the past four years running.

     

    Marshall previously spent three years as Director of Motion Picture and Television Music for Universal Music Publishing Group, prior to which she worked in the Film/Television Music division of DreamWorks Music Publishing from 2000 to 2003. Marshall began her music industry career at Los Angeles-based VOX Productions, where she did live music production, while managing and booking local bands. In 1996, she joined Elektra Entertainment Group, working in Marketing & College Radio Promotion.

     

    Guy Moot

    In the course of a distinguished and influential music career over more than 30 years, Guy Moot has signed some of the biggest songwriters in the world, including Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey, Mark Ronson, Arctic Monkeys, Jamiroquai, Arcade Fire, StarGate, Deadmau5, Sia, Paul Epworth, and Sean Paul; as well as overseeing the signings of current chart toppers Ed Sheeran, Drake, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Anne-Marie, and Jorja Smith. 

     

    After starting his career in 1984 with A&R roles at both ATV Music and Chrysalis Records, he joined SBK Music Publishing in 1987, ahead of its merger with EMI two years later. Over the next sixteen years, Guy rose through the ranks of EMI Music Publishing, before being appointed Executive Vice President of A&R for the UK and Europe in 2003.

     

    Two years later, he became Managing Director of EMI Music Publishing UK and President of European Creative. Guy’s leadership played a key role in ensuring that EMI was named Music Week Publisher of the Year for fourteen years running.

     

    In 2012, Guy took on additional responsibilities, leading the Sony/ATV and EMI Music Publishing merger across Europe. In this new role, he was tasked with developing greater effectiveness in A&R across both companies.

     

    Then, in 2017, after a string of creative and commercial successes, Moot was appointed President of Worldwide Creative, heading up the company’s efforts to seek out the best songwriting talent, regardless of their country of origin. At the same time, he continued in his role as Managing Director in the UK, and led the company to a record-breaking, year-long hold on the UK Number 1 Singles spot in 2016-17.

     

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on April 1, 2019 - 9:35am

Guy Moot Named Co-Chair & CEO; Joins Carianne Marshall, Co-Chair and COO

 

Warner/Chappell Music officially announces its new leadership. Effective today, April 1, Guy Moot will become Co-Chair & Chief Executive Officer, alongside Carianne Marshall, who has been Co-Chair & Chief Operating Officer since January.

 

The announcement comes one month after Warner/Chappell’s move to a new, state-of-the art headquarters at Warner Music Group’s downtown offices. Both Marshall and Moot report to Warner Music Group CEO, Steve Cooper.

 

In making the announcement, Steve Cooper said, “It’s a time of exciting change and fresh creativity at Warner/Chappell. Last month, our L.A. team moved into a new, cutting-edge HQ; a fitting home for a dynamic music company committed to innovation and collaboration. Today, we officially announce a unique leadership duo with the ambition and energy to propel Warner/Chappell, its songwriters, and its team into the future. We’re very fortunate to have two such inspiring execs with complementary talents – Guy’s A&R vision and global operational strength, combined with Carianne’s entrepreneurial expertise and world-class creative instincts. We’re all looking forward to what’s on the horizon and what’s coming next.”

 

Guy Moot said, “At a time of unprecedented possibility for songwriters, our mission is to provide the environment in which genuine talent can achieve its full, global potential. That requires real creative expertise, along with an original, fearless, and principled approach to our business. Carianne will be an amazing partner with whom to develop extraordinary hit-makers, promote an incredible catalog, and mentor a winning team. I’m really looking forward to working with everyone at Warner/Chappell and I’m grateful to Steve and Len for inviting me on this fantastic journey.”

 

Carianne Marshall said, “I’ve been hugely impressed by the passion and integrity that runs through the Warner/Chappell culture. We have an amazing opportunity to empower the next generation of executives, services and technologies that will benefit our entire songwriting community and help drive their long-term careers. I’m delighted to unite with Guy, as we lead our team of ambitious, pioneering music-lovers. I also want to thank Steve and Len, who I know are just as excited as we are about the future.”

 

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Carianne Marshall

Prior to joining Warner/Chappell this past June, Carianne Marshall was Partner, Head of Creative Services, and Head of Creative Licensing at SONGS, the acclaimed independent music publisher. She joined SONGS in 2006, helping build a roster of over 300 songwriters, including Lorde, The Weeknd, Diplo, DJ Mustard, and many others.

 

Marshall served as the company’s executive leader on the West Coast, consistently posting double-digit revenue growth, while overseeing a creative licensing staff responsible for placing compositions by SONGS’ writers in film, television, commercials, video games, and other visual media. She was also responsible for developing and nurturing the company’s non-top 40 roster. Marshall has been named to Billboard’s prestigious Women in Music list for the past four years running.

 

Marshall previously spent three years as Director of Motion Picture and Television Music for Universal Music Publishing Group, prior to which she worked in the Film/Television Music division of DreamWorks Music Publishing from 2000 to 2003. Marshall began her music industry career at Los Angeles-based VOX Productions, where she did live music production, while managing and booking local bands. In 1996, she joined Elektra Entertainment Group, working in Marketing & College Radio Promotion.

 

Guy Moot

In the course of a distinguished and influential music career over more than 30 years, Guy Moot has signed some of the biggest songwriters in the world, including Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey, Mark Ronson, Arctic Monkeys, Jamiroquai, Arcade Fire, StarGate, Deadmau5, Sia, Paul Epworth, and Sean Paul; as well as overseeing the signings of current chart toppers Ed Sheeran, Drake, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Anne-Marie, and Jorja Smith. 

 

After starting his career in 1984 with A&R roles at both ATV Music and Chrysalis Records, he joined SBK Music Publishing in 1987, ahead of its merger with EMI two years later. Over the next sixteen years, Guy rose through the ranks of EMI Music Publishing, before being appointed Executive Vice President of A&R for the UK and Europe in 2003.

 

Two years later, he became Managing Director of EMI Music Publishing UK and President of European Creative. Guy’s leadership played a key role in ensuring that EMI was named Music Week Publisher of the Year for fourteen years running.

 

In 2012, Guy took on additional responsibilities, leading the Sony/ATV and EMI Music Publishing merger across Europe. In this new role, he was tasked with developing greater effectiveness in A&R across both companies.

 

Then, in 2017, after a string of creative and commercial successes, Moot was appointed President of Worldwide Creative, heading up the company’s efforts to seek out the best songwriting talent, regardless of their country of origin. At the same time, he continued in his role as Managing Director in the UK, and led the company to a record-breaking, year-long hold on the UK Number 1 Singles spot in 2016-17.