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Warner Music adds Ynon Kreiz to board of directors

By | Published on Tuesday 3 May 2016

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Warner Music has elected Ynon Kreiz to its board of directors, bringing its total number of members up to twelve. Kreiz was previously CEO of Maker Studios, the YouTuber multi-channel network bought by Disney in 2014.

“Ynon’s global perspective and proven track record of innovation in the entertainment and media space make him ideally suited to join the WMG Board”, says CEO of Warner’s parent company Access Industries, Len Blavatnik.

Warner Music CEO Stephen Cooper adds: “I am very pleased to welcome Ynon to our board. With his extensive experience in founding, running, and advising companies in a spectrum of arenas – including digital content development, video and TV production and distribution, and online and interactive programming – he will be an expert voice as we continue to find new ways to grow our business and nurture the careers of our artists and songwriters”.

The smallest of the major labels will conduct its latest earnings call this Friday. Music & Copyright recently calculated that Warner had made the biggest market share gains of 2015, increasing by 1% to 17.1%.