Michael Lynton joins WMG as chairman

Michael Lynton joins WMG as chairman

Michael Lynton has joined the Warner Music Group board of directors as chairman 

Lynton is currently chairman of Snap Inc. and was previously CEO of Sony Entertainment, which included overseeing Sony Pictures, Sony Music Entertainment and Sony/ATV Music Publishing. 

The WMG Board of Directors now numbers 11, including the recent additions of international economist Noreena Hertz and WMG’s CEO of global recorded music, Max Lousada. 

Len Blavatnik, chairman & founder of Access Industries, said: “Michael’s accomplished career across music, film, TV, publishing, and social media brings a valuable perspective to the WMG Board. He joins a group of experienced advisors who together will help chart the future of the company.” 

WMG CEO Steve Cooper said: “Michael’s global expertise will make him a tremendous asset as we explore new business opportunities and pioneer a new definition of what a music company can achieve. I’m looking forward to working with him and the entire Board to continue the company’s evolution.”

Lynton added: “I’m honoured to be joining the WMG Board at this transformational time in the music and entertainment world. WMG has a reputation as an agile, independent-minded, and artist-friendly company, and it will be a pleasure to work with Len, Steve and the rest of my new colleagues on the Board.”

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