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Warner Chappell Music Appoints Michael LoBiondo as Head of Business Development

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  • May 05, 2021
    Warner Chappell Music Appoints Michael LoBiondo as Head of Business Development

    Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today that seasoned music executive Michael LoBiondo has joined the company as Head of Business Development. In this role, he will identify and execute strategic acquisitions and partnerships for the publisher’s frontline songwriters and iconic repertoire of songs. Based in Los Angeles, LoBiondo will report to Guy Moot, Co-Chair and CEO, and David Woirhaye, EVP and Global CFO.

    Moot, along with Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair and COO, Carianne Marshall, shared: “Michael brings with him a wealth of experience in music and business development from both the recorded and publishing sides of the business. With music becoming increasingly more global, his wide-ranging expertise will be instrumental in helping us execute big picture deals such as catalog acquisitions and partnerships with emerging technology companies. We’re very excited to welcome Michael to our Warner Chappell family and look forward to everything we’ll accomplish together.”

    Woirhaye said: “With more capital coming into publishing, Michael’s strong financial background and deep knowledge of the music industry structure and marketplace will serve as great assets to our team. I’m eager to begin working with him on new opportunities that not only help grow our business but also super-serve our songwriters.”

    LoBiondo added: "Warner Chappell is committed to building long-term value for its songwriters while fostering a collaborative, forward-thinking culture for its team. With increased activity around catalog acquisitions and new digital platform licensing, the company is ideally positioned to further capitalize on opportunities in the market and I'm excited to contribute to the growth of the company. I'd also like to thank Guy, Carianne, and David for their support and I look forward to working with the entire Warner Chappell team."

    LoBiondo most recently worked at mtheory, a music company that brings a holistic approach to artist development for talent like Major Lazer, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots, Flume, The Head And The Heart, and more. Prior to mtheory, he spent a number of years as Senior Director at Warner Records and Warner Music Group, where he supported a variety of business development and digital initiatives, including the acquisition of Parlophone Label Group and a number of Series A music technology investments. LoBiondo began his career in New York as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and went on to serve as Associate Director of Finance for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. He holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in Mathematics and Music from Bowdoin College, along with a MPA in Non-Profit Finance from New York University.

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on May 5, 2021 - 12:21pm

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today that seasoned music executive Michael LoBiondo has joined the company as Head of Business Development. In this role, he will identify and execute strategic acquisitions and partnerships for the publisher’s frontline songwriters and iconic repertoire of songs. Based in Los Angeles, LoBiondo will report to Guy Moot, Co-Chair and CEO, and David Woirhaye, EVP and Global CFO.

Moot, along with Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair and COO, Carianne Marshall, shared: “Michael brings with him a wealth of experience in music and business development from both the recorded and publishing sides of the business. With music becoming increasingly more global, his wide-ranging expertise will be instrumental in helping us execute big picture deals such as catalog acquisitions and partnerships with emerging technology companies. We’re very excited to welcome Michael to our Warner Chappell family and look forward to everything we’ll accomplish together.”

Woirhaye said: “With more capital coming into publishing, Michael’s strong financial background and deep knowledge of the music industry structure and marketplace will serve as great assets to our team. I’m eager to begin working with him on new opportunities that not only help grow our business but also super-serve our songwriters.”

LoBiondo added: "Warner Chappell is committed to building long-term value for its songwriters while fostering a collaborative, forward-thinking culture for its team. With increased activity around catalog acquisitions and new digital platform licensing, the company is ideally positioned to further capitalize on opportunities in the market and I'm excited to contribute to the growth of the company. I'd also like to thank Guy, Carianne, and David for their support and I look forward to working with the entire Warner Chappell team."

LoBiondo most recently worked at mtheory, a music company that brings a holistic approach to artist development for talent like Major Lazer, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots, Flume, The Head And The Heart, and more. Prior to mtheory, he spent a number of years as Senior Director at Warner Records and Warner Music Group, where he supported a variety of business development and digital initiatives, including the acquisition of Parlophone Label Group and a number of Series A music technology investments. LoBiondo began his career in New York as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and went on to serve as Associate Director of Finance for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation. He holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson School of Management and a BA in Mathematics and Music from Bowdoin College, along with a MPA in Non-Profit Finance from New York University.