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  • Max Lousada
    CEO, Recorded Music
    Warner Music Group
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    Max Lousada
    CEO, Recorded Music
    Warner Music Group

    Max Lousada is CEO, Recorded Music, for Warner Music Group and is responsible for overseeing all of WMG’s global Recorded Music operations, including Atlantic, Warner Records, Parlophone, Elektra Music Group, Warner Music Nashville, Global Catalog/Rhino, and Warner Classics, as well as WMG's international Recorded Music affiliates and WMG’s Artist & Label Services divisions, WEA and ADA.

    He previously served as Chairman & CEO of Warner Music UK, where he oversaw the UK family of labels and imprints. There, he and his team consistently grew market share, broke chart records, and released music that achieved global success. Since 2013, Lousada expanded Warner Music UK’s repertoire centers to serve a broader range of artists, playing an instrumental role in the integration of Parlophone into WMUK, as well as reviving the East West Records imprint and launching dance music imprints within each of the UK’s front line labels. In addition, he has strengthened the company’s creative capabilities with the launch of The Firepit, a video content division, innovation lab and state-of-the-art recording studio.

    Max previously headed up Atlantic Records UK for nine years, during which time he built an award-winning team and a strong roster of artists, including: Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, James Blunt, Rudimental, Plan B, Lykke Li, Rumer, Marina and the Diamonds and Birdy. Max also presided over the UK success of Atlantic's international roster including acts such Bruno Mars, Fun., Paramore, Death Cab For Cutie, Jason Mraz and Janelle Monáe.

    Prior to Atlantic, Max was head of A&R at Mushroom Records where he signed ambient dance act Zero 7 and played a key role in the development of their 2001 debut album 'Simple Things'. Max was also involved in the careers of Mushroom acts such as Muse, Ash and Garbage.

    In June 2014, Max was named Chairman of the BRITs Committee, which is responsible for the creative direction of the show, management of the Award categories, artist line up, Voting Academy and the digital and media strategy.

  • Carianne Marshall
    Co-Chair & COO
    Warner Chappell Music
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    Carianne Marshall
    Co-Chair & COO
    Warner Chappell Music

    Carianne Marshall is Co-Chair and COO of Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group. Marshall is at the forefront of a new generation of music executives at the intersections of creative and commercial, entertainment and technology. Known for being a champion of songwriters, Marshall’s dynamic, innovative approach drives the development and promotion of songwriters at all stages of a career.

    Along with Warner Chappell’s Co-Chair and CEO, Guy Moot, Marshall oversees the company’s global business, which includes growing and strengthening the full spectrum of support services for its legendary roster of songwriters and rich catalog of songs. One of her first initiatives was the introduction of a new Creative Services department, focused on creating and finding new opportunities to serve songwriters.

    Prior to joining the company in June 2018, Marshall ran the West Coast office of acclaimed independent music publisher SONGS, where she also served as Partner, Head of Creative Services, and Head of Creative Licensing. During her time at SONGS, the company built a roster of over 300 songwriters, signing Lorde, The Weeknd, Diplo, and many others. She has also held positions at Elektra Records, Universal Music Publishing, DreamWorks Music Publishing, and VOX Productions.

    As one of the leading voices in the music industry, Marshall has been named one of Billboard's “Women in Music: The Most Powerful Executives in the Industry” for the past five years running as well as included in the publication’s esteemed “Power 100” list in both 2019 and 2020. Marshall holds a BA degree in Communications from the University of Southern California.

  • Guy Moot
    Co-Chair & CEO
    Warner Chappell Music
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    Guy Moot
    Co-Chair & CEO
    Warner Chappell Music

    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.

    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.

  • Stephen F. Cooper
    CEO
    Warner Music Group
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    Stephen F. Cooper
    CEO
    Warner Music Group

    Stephen F. Cooper is Chief Executive Officer of Warner Music Group, which he joined in 2011 upon the company’s acquisition by Access Industries. He is a member of the Supervisory Board for LyondellBasell Industries N.V., one of the world’s largest olefins, polyolefins, chemicals and refining companies. Steve is also Managing Partner of Cooper Investment Partners, a private equity firm. He has more than 30 years of experience as a financial advisor, and has served as chairman or chief executive officer of various businesses, including Vice Chairman and member of the office of Chief Executive Officer of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Hawaiian Telcom. 

    Steve received a B.A. from Occidental College and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business.

  • Eric Levin
    Executive Vice President & CFO
    Warner Music Group
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    Eric Levin
    Executive Vice President & CFO
    Warner Music Group

    Eric Levin is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Warner Music Group, a role in which he is responsible for the company’s worldwide financial operations. He joined the company in 2014, having held a number of senior executive posts in the US and Greater China. In 2012, he joined Ecolab Inc., the multinational technology and manufacturing group, as the Regional Controller & CFO for its North Asia Region. Before that, beginning in 2009, Eric was Chief Financial Officer at South China Morning Post Group. Previously, Eric was Chief Financial Officer at HBO (Home Box Office), and was a founding partner at the multimedia venture City On Demand.

    Eric earned a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA from the University of Chicago. 

  • Maria Osherova
    Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer
    Warner Music Group
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    Maria Osherova
    Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer
    Warner Music Group

    As a member of Warner Music Group’s senior management team, Maria [Masha] Osherova oversees all aspects of WMG’s human resources functions across the globe. Her responsibilities include building a compelling and distinctive environment for WMG employees, while evolving the company’s collective skill set in alignment with its long-term creative and commercial strategy.

    Masha joined WMG in 2006 as Vice President, Human Resources for Warner Music International, based in London.  Advancing to Senior Vice President of Warner Music International, she played a pivotal role in the successful integration of Parlophone Label Group within WMG. Prior to WMG, Masha was Global HR Manager for a division of Shell International Petroleum, and before that, held several posts at The Coca-Cola Company, based variously in Copenhagen, Oslo, and St. Petersburg.

    Masha studied at St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, where she received a Master of Sciences degree.

  • Paul M. Robinson
    Executive Vice President & General Counsel
    Warner Music Group
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    Paul M. Robinson
    Executive Vice President & General Counsel
    Warner Music Group

    Paul M. Robinson is Warner Music Group's General Counsel, responsible for WMG's legal and public policy strategy around the world. Paul joined WMG’s legal department in 1995, and was named to his current position in 2006. Before joining WMG, Paul was a partner in the New York City law firm Mayer, Katz, Baker, Leibowitz & Roberts.

    Paul has a B.A. in English from Williams College. He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.

  • Oana Ruxandra
    Chief Digital Officer & EVP of Business Development
    Warner Music Group
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    Oana Ruxandra
    Chief Digital Officer & EVP of Business Development
    Warner Music Group

    Oana Ruxandra is Chief Digital Officer & EVP of Business Development for Warner Music Group. In this capacity, Oana oversees WMG's global digital strategy and is charged with creating additional revenue opportunities and forging new partnerships, as well as maximizing relationships with key existing partners. Additionally, Oana and her team focus on commercial innovation, attracting non-traditional partners, and identifying entrepreneurial M&A opportunities for the company.

    Oana previously spent four years at WMG, where she advanced to VP of Digital Strategy and Business Development. In 2016, she moved to Universal Music Group for a two-year stint as SVP of Digital Strategy and Partnerships. Oana began her career in the financial industry, working at Constellation Capital Management and BlackRock. She holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • James Steven
    Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
    Warner Music Group
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    James Steven
    Executive Vice President & Chief Communications Officer
    Warner Music Group

    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. Prior to WMG, James held various roles at public relations and marketing agencies, including Cow PR and Consolidated PR, working with clients in the film, TV, technology, retail, beverage, and automobile industries.

  • Maurice Stinnett
    Head of Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
    Warner Music Group
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    Maurice Stinnett
    Head of Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
    Warner Music Group

    Dr. Maurice Stinnett is Head of Global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion for Warner Music Group. In this role, Stinnett spearheads the company’s equity initiatives, implementing tailored strategies and programs designed to cultivate a diverse and inclusive company culture. Stinnett works closely with WMG’s People team on talent recruitment and development, and provides support to the company’s Executive Diversity & Inclusion Council as well as its various Employee Resource Groups.

    Previously, Stinnett served as Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion, and Culture at BSE Global, whose operations include the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, the WNBA’s New York Liberty, and Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Prior to that, he held posts as Vice President of University Engagement and Chief Diversity Officer at Cleveland State University; Dean of Students at Central State University; Vice President and Senior Director of Community Engagement and Education at CentroNia; Chairman of the White House Initiative, World Leadership Program; and Lead Organizer for Diversity and Education Initiatives at Prepare the Future Ohio.

    Stinnett holds a Doctor of Education degree in Organization & Leadership from Columbia University and a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary; is the recipient of the Jackie Robinson Trailblazer Award from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Rev. Jesse Jackson; and the President’s Award for Community Service and Activism from the NAACP of Springfield, Ohio, among other honors.