Carianne Marshall is Co-Chair and COO of Warner Chappell Music (WCM), 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 has built a global organization that fosters an innovative culture driven by curiosity, collaboration, and commitment, all with the goal of super-serving its roster of top talent and rich catalog of songs. One of her first initiatives when joining WCM in 2019 was the introduction of a Creative Services department, which is focused on creating and finding new opportunities for its songwriters.
Prior to joining the company in June 2018, Marshall was one of three partners at the acclaimed independent music publisher SONGS, where she also ran the West Coast office and was the 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 Universal Music Publishing, DreamWorks Music Publishing and Elektra Records.
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 eight years running as well as included in the publication’s esteemed “Power 100” list in 2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023. She was also recognized on the Variety500 list for the past three years, along with the publication’s LA Women’s Impact Report in 2020 and 2021. Marshall holds a BA degree in Communications from the University of Southern California.