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Executive rejigs at Warner Music

By | Published on Thursday 5 March 2015

Warner Music

Warner Music announced an executive jig earlier this week. Well, more of a rejig really, but I like to think of these guys having to dance a little jig as they shimmy down the hallway to their new offices.

Actually they’ll probably stay in the same old offices they’ve always used. But they’ll need new door signs to reflect their new job titles. And who wouldn’t dance a little jig when they got back to their office to find a new door sign? I bet they don’t have door signs at Warner Music’s US HQ. This is why it’s no fun working in the record industry anymore.

Anyway, the two execs getting new remits are Stu Begen and Mike Jbara. The former, already overseer of the major’s recorded music marketing outside North America, the classics division and label services business the Alternative Distribution Alliance, will now also have WEA sitting under him. Yes, that’s right, WEA! Yeah, that’s still a thing. Shut up.

Jbara, previously President of ADA, will move into a new role called VP Of Technology & Business Processes, which I’m sure isn’t anywhere near as dull as it sounds.

The rejig follows the departure of Brian Roberts, previously CFO and most recently Exec VP Of Strategy And Operations, who is leaving Warner Music for a fab new job elsewhere in the music business, very possibly because of the lack of decent door signs in the record industry. I want a door sign. Actually, I’d make do with a door.