Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the appointment of Jonathan Dworkin as Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy & Business Development. Reporting to Stephen Bryan, Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Dworkin will help develop and implement global digital strategy. His responsibilities will include forging relationships with digital start-ups, negotiating with new services and driving the expansion of WMG’s partnerships with existing players. Dworkin joins WMG from Nokia, where he was Global Head of Business Affairs and Strategy in the entertainment division. Among other achievements, he licensed and launched Mix Radio, which is currently available in more countries than any other digital radio service.
In making the appointment, Bryan said, “Jonathan is a first-rate executive with wide-ranging commercial acumen, a proven track record in deal making and a deep understanding of technology, particularly in the carrier and wireless spaces. His expertise in building compelling music experiences, combined with his background as an artist manager, has equipped him with impressive strategic insight and a deep understanding of our industry. His appointment further strengthens our ability to be the most nimble, ambitious and digitally progressive music company in the world.”
Dworkin said, “I am thrilled to join Stephen and the entrepreneurial team at WMG during this pivotal and exciting time for the company. It’s a privilege to champion our extraordinary roster of artists and seek out innovative and frictionless ways to connect fans with the power of music.”
Having joined Nokia in 2008, Dworkin was instrumental in growing Nokia’s music services - including Nokia Music Stores, Comes with Music and Mix Radio – across 38 countries. In 2004, he joined Lagardere SCA to help launch US operations for its mobile division, creating original content brands BlingTones and BarrioMobile. Prior to that, he launched Brick House Music, a boutique management company, looking after the careers of artists and producers including J Dilla, Pete Rock, Memphis Bleek and GoodandEvil. Dworkin started out as a session guitar player and sound engineer.
About Warner Music Group
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, Big Beat, East West, Elektra, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, Warner Music Nashville and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.
Source: Warner Music Group