Industry veteran to oversee operations at leading UK label
Warner Music UK today announced that it has engaged the services of Jeremy Marsh. Effective from Monday, Marsh becomes Vice-Chairman, Warner Bros Records UK and reports to Christian Tattersfield, CEO, Warner Music UK and Chairman, Warner Bros Records UK.
Marsh’s principle responsibility will be to oversee the operations of Warner Bros Records UK, including providing strategic direction across the marketing, press and promotions departments. Marsh will be instrumental in supporting Warner Bros Records' artists, ranging from new talent to established global stars. In addition to the expertise Marsh will be able to bring to bear on an artist’s recording career, he can draw on the full range of services that Warner Music UK offers its acts, including capabilities in live, merchandise, brand association, management, sync and direct-to-consumer digital solutions.
Christian Tattersfield, said, “Jeremy is one of the most accomplished, respected and multi-talented music executives in the UK, with a long-standing track record in nurturing new talent to stardom and amplifying the popularity of world famous names. His passionate commitment to artists is coupled with a deep understanding of how to capitalise on the myriad new ways to connect with a fan base, further strengthened by his recent experience in the fields of digital technology and artist partnerships. I look forward to working closely with him and the gifted team at Warner Bros Records UK as we continue to advance the label’s reputation as the highly creative and progressive home of some of the greatest artists in music.”
Jeremy Marsh, said, “I’m delighted to be working with Christian again and with such an iconic record company. The challenge of building on Warner Bros Records UK’s successes during a period of such constant change, seems like a great way to combine my label experiences with my recent work at GoMix and JML."
Since 2004 Marsh has been CEO of JML Partnership, a consultancy which provides management and marketing services to a range of clients including artists and consumer brands. The partnership has recently advised leading advertising agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty, wine merchant Berry Bros. & Rudd, and drinks brands Moët Hennessy and Glenmorangie. Warner Music UK has contracted with JML Partnership for Jeremy's services. Marsh is also Chairman of GoMix (formerly U-MYX), an interactive music platform that allows fans to mix and share songs. Major artists who have used the application include Muse, Lily Allen and La Roux.
Marsh previously held positions as Managing Director of Virgin Records (Associated Labels) and WEA Records UK, where he was key in breaking British stars such as Seal, Neneh Cherry, Enya, Soul 2 Soul and developed the success of international acts including Lenny Kravitz, Paula Abdul, Madonna, REM and Prince. In 1992 he became Managing Director of RCA Records, where he launched the careers of Take That, M-People and Annie Lennox as a solo singer. In 1997 he rose to President of BMG’s UK Music Division, overseeing the RCA, Arista and Deconstruction imprints and assisting in the development of SYCO. From 1999 until 2004 he was Managing Director of Telstar Music Group, signing Craig David, Misteeq and BB Mak, amongst others. He has also been a member of the BRIT Awards Committee, BPI, Music Managers Forum and is Vice-Chairman of Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy.
About Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group became the only stand-alone music company to be publicly traded in the United States in May 2005. With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Bad Boy, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire, operates through numerous international affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.