Carletta Higginson is EVP, Chief Digital Officer for WMG. In this post, Carletta oversees the full spectrum of WMG’s global digital partnerships, from deal-making through account management, while she and her team also explore commercial innovation and forge new digital partnerships.
Prior to joining WMG, Carletta spent a decade at Google, most recently serving as Global Head of Music Publishing at YouTube, where she spearheaded the platform’s licensing strategy, building and maintaining relationships with publishers, collection societies, and PROs. Prior to joining Google in 2013, Carletta spent a decade in the legal arena, beginning her career as a securities litigator before transitioning to specialize in the content, media, and entertainment space. In 2011, she became a partner at Jenner & Block LLP, where she focused her practice on litigating copyright, contractual, and other disputes in the recorded music and music publishing industries.
Carletta holds a JD from Columbia Law School and a BA from NYU. She is a member of the Whitman Circle of the Brooklyn Public Library and is on the Advisory Board for Sound Thinking NYC. She was a 2012 Fellow of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and is a 2015 Leadership Music alumna.