Skip directly to content

John Esposito

on April 14, 2015 - 11:13am

John Esposito is Chairman & CEO of Warner Music Nashville, where he oversees the company’s country music division – including Warner Bros. Nashville and Atlantic Nashville. John, who has held this post since 2009, was previously President and CEO of WEA Corp., WMG’s sales and marketing division, while also overseeing Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) and Independent Label Group (ILG).

John joined WMG in 2002 from The Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) where, as General Manager/Executive Vice President, he managed the company’s day-to-day operational activities.

James Steven

on March 23, 2015 - 3:26pm

James Steven is EVP & Chief Communications Officer for Warner Music Group. He is responsible for WMG’s worldwide communications and corporate marketing functions, including external and internal communications, investor relations, social responsibility, and special events. He also oversees the interaction and coordination of the communications functions of WMG’s operating companies.

James joined WMG in 2007 as part of the company's international communications team based in London. He relocated to New York in 2012, becoming Senior Vice President, Communications & Marketing.


on January 22, 2015 - 2:04am

When WEA celebrated its 25th anniversary in 1996, Billboard magazine stated that the company had “forged a new era of distribution and delivery that would provide the new music an unparalleled global reach,” noting that it had created “a worldwide network with a local focus” and “whole new categories of sales and service.” These words hold true two decades later, as WEA continues to set the standard for sales and marketing in the 21st century.


on January 22, 2015 - 2:03am

ADA is a worldwide service organization committed to independent artist and label development. As part of Warner Music Group, ADA gives the indie community access to an unparalleled global distribution system and a dedicated team that provides a complete spectrum of marketing, merchandising, promotion, and music licensing services. ADA was created in 1993 to focus on the independent music business, where some of the most successful artists and record labels have built their initial followings.

Warner/Chappell Music

on January 22, 2015 - 2:00am

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) can trace its history back more than 200 years, to the founding of Chappell & Company on London’s Bond Street in 1811. Since then, the company has been committed to discovering and supporting the greatest songwriters and composers across every musical era and genre. WCM provides deep expertise spanning a range of creative services and innovative opportunities for composers and copyright holders.