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Doug Morris says hello

By | Published on Monday 11 July 2011

Sony Music

Billboard has published an email sent out by Doug Morris on his arrival at Sony Music last week. The former Universal top man joined Sony Music as its CEO on 1 Jul. The email is dated 6 Jul and basically says “hello, you’re all brilliant, but these are tricky times, but all will be fine, because I’m brilliant too”.

For fans of emails from Doug Morris previously published in Billboard and then republished in full in the CMU Daily, boy, you’re in for a treat. Writes Doug: “As I begin my new tenure as CEO of Sony Music Entertainment, I want to let you know how pleased and excited I am to be here, and how much I look forward to getting to know everyone in the days and weeks to come. I know there has been some uncertainty in the last months, but starting now, we begin a new and important chapter in the history of our great company”.

He continues: “These are challenging times for our business, but I strongly believe that this is our unique opportunity to make Sony Music the very best in the industry. A company with exceptional artistry and great talent will excel and thrive, and we have the assets and resources in place to do just that. I urge each of you to realise the potential of this moment by committing yourself more than ever to developing great music and creating vital new business models. There is no limit to what we can, and will, achieve together”.