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Michael Nash returns to Warner Music, following Rob Wiesenthal’s exit

By | Published on Thursday 18 June 2015

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Warner Music has announced that former exec Michael Nash is returning to the company, following the departure of COO Rob Wiesenthal earlier this week.

Nash worked in digital strategy and business development for the mini-major from 2000 to 2011, before leaving to become a freelance digital media consultant. A memo from Warner CEO Stephen Cooper describes Nash’s new role as being an “Advisor”, which suggests his return may be temporary.

“I wanted to follow up on yesterday’s announcement about Rob Wiesenthal deciding to leave WMG and let you know that I’ve asked Michael Nash to join us as Advisor to the CEO”, said Cooper in a memo published by Re/code. “In this capacity, Michael will oversee WMG’s business development activities, and lead our business development team. He will report to me”.

Talking up his new hire, Cooper continued: “Michael has been at the forefront of media and technology convergence for over two decades … During his time here, he helped WMG establish its reputation as a trailblazer, while growing our digital revenues dramatically. Since leaving WMG, his experience as a strategic thinker and creative deal-maker has continued to expand, including by working to build a wide range of successful start-ups in the social media, gaming, video and music spaces. At this key point in our digital transformation, Michael will be a valuable resource, helping us find new ways of growing our existing business and boldly experimenting with new business models”.

Nash will official take up his new role next week.