06 Dec 2012
Cameron Strang To Oversee West Coast Operations Of Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group announced today that Cameron Strang, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell and head of WMG’s Music Publishing and Catalog Development division, will add to his management responsibilities the Los Angeles-based Warner Bros. Records. Rob Cavallo and Livia Tortella, Warner Bros. Records’ Chairman and co-President/COO, respectively, will report directly to Strang. The company also announced that Todd Moscowitz, Warner Bros. Records’ co-President and CEO, has decided to resign from his position.
With this addition to his management responsibilities, Strang will now oversee all of WMG’s West Coast U.S. operations. Stephen Cooper, WMG’s CEO, said, “Since joining WMG, Cameron has demonstrated strong leadership, both in the revitalization of our Warner/Chappell music publishing arm as well as through his service on the WMG Board of Directors. He has broad knowledge of both the music publishing and recorded music businesses, combined with an entrepreneurial drive and progressive vision for the role of music companies. I’m confident that he will be a significant champion for Warner Bros. Records as we continue to invest in A&R and position the label for even greater success.”
Strang said, “It is a tremendous privilege that Steve has asked me to oversee the operations at Warner Bros. Records. The extraordinary artists, the incredible history and the talented employees at the label make the company one of the crown jewels in the music industry and in contemporary culture. Throughout my career, I viewed Warner Bros. as an example of what every music company should aspire to be—a creative haven for artists that provides them with unparalleled support in all aspects of their careers. To be able to contribute to the future success of one of the most storied brands in music and to continue Warner Bros.’ tradition of creative excellence is a truly great honor.”
Cooper added, “I want to thank Todd for all of his contributions to WMG since 2004. During his tenure at Warner Bros. which began in 2010, Todd has been instrumental in bringing new talent and energy to the label. He’s a first-rate creative executive and I’m confident he will have continued success in the music industry.”
About Cameron Strang
Cameron Strang leads Warner Music Group’s Music Publishing & Catalog Development division, which includes Warner/Chappell Music and Rhino Entertainment. As Warner/Chappell Music's Chairman and CEO, Strang is responsible for the music publisher's worldwide operations, including strategic acquisitions, A&R, international licensing initiatives and global expansion. Rhino Entertainment—which includes Rhino Records, WMG Custom Products, and WMG Film, Television & Commercial Licensing—looks after the development of Warner Music Group's vast recorded music catalog of extraordinary artists, and provides support and assistance to the company's frontline labels.
Previously, Strang was the founder of Southside Independent Music Publishing, which was formed in 2004 and acquired by Warner/Chappell in 2010. Southside was a leading independent music publishing company with a reputation for discovering and developing numerous talented writers, producers and artists across a wide range of genres, including J.R. Rotem, Bruno Mars and Kings of Leon. Strang was also the founder of independent label, New West Records. The label was responsible for Grammy Award-winning albums by Delbert McClinton and the soundtrack to the film Crazy Heart, as well as many critically acclaimed and commercially successful releases from Steve Earle, Dwight Yoakam, Kris Kristofferson, Rickie Lee Jones, Drive By Truckers, Ben Lee, Old 97's, Buddy and Julie Miller, among others.
About Warner Bros. Records
Warner Bros. Records is one of the most successful recording companies in music history and home to some of the most influential and innovative artists of our time. Its reputation and extraordinary roster of new and established recording artists is unparalleled, and its collective influence on pop culture is without precedent.
With a visionary approach toward discovering and nurturing musical talent, the Warner Bros. family of labels is currently home to an impressive generation of major artists. The roster includes Michael Bublé, Deftones, Neil Young, The Black Keys, Jason Derulo, The Flaming Lips, Josh Groban, Linkin Park, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Damien Rice, Seal and many others. Up-and-coming artists include LP, JEFF the Brotherhood, Curren$y, Theophilus London, Meek Mill, Birdy, Delta Rae, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Gary Clark Jr. and Kimbra. The rich and diversified catalog on the Warner Bros. family of labels includes recordings by Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, Dire Straits, the Grateful Dead, the Kinks, Madonna, Randy Newman, Prince, the Ramones, Talking Heads, James Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, Van Halen and others.
Source: Warner Music Group