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Warner formally welcomes new publishing top team

By | Published on Tuesday 2 April 2019

Guy Moot

Warner Music’s music publisher formally welcomed its new leadership team yesterday as Guy Moot, formerly off of Sony/ATV, took over as CEO. He replaces Jon Platt, who is now in the top job at Sony/ATV.

Moot will run Warner/Chappell in partnership with COO Carianne Marshall, the former Songs exec who join the Warner publisher last year.

Welcoming the new top team, overall Warner boss Steve Cooper got only slightly distracted by the mini-major’s new LA offices, saying: “It’s a time of exciting change and fresh creativity at Warner/Chappell. Last month, our LA team moved into a new, cutting-edge HQ; a fitting home for a dynamic music company committed to innovation and collaboration. Today, we officially announce a unique leadership duo with the ambition and energy to propel Warner/Chappell, its songwriters, and its team into the future”.

Now fully focused on people rather than bricks, he went on: “We’re very fortunate to have two such inspiring execs with complementary talents – Guy’s A&R vision and global operational strength, combined with Carianne’s entrepreneurial expertise and world-class creative instincts. We’re all looking forward to what’s on the horizon and what’s coming next”.

As are we all, I’m sure.