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Former Sony Government Michael Lynton Joins WMG Board as Chairman


Former Sony Leisure CEO Michael Lynton has been elected non-executive chairman of the board of Warner Music Group, it was introduced Tuesday. At present the chairman of Snap Inc, Lynton’s election brings WMG’s board of administrators to 11 members, together with 2017 additions economist Noreena Hertz and the label group’s CEO of recorded music Max Lousada.

“Michael’s international experience will make him an incredible asset as we discover new enterprise alternatives and pioneer a brand new definition of what a music firm can obtain,” stated WMG CEO Steve Cooper. “I am wanting ahead to working with him and your complete Board to proceed the corporate’s evolution.”

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Lynton turned chairman and CEO of Sony Footage in 2004, overseeing all operations for the movement image and tv studio big. In 2012 he turned chief government of all Sony Leisure, together with the corporate’s recorded music (Sony Music Leisure) and music publishing (Sony/ATV Music) firms.

In 2017, Lynton left Sony to develop into chairman of Snap Inc. He additionally serves on the boards of Pearson plc., and Ares Administration, L.P.

“Michael’s completed profession throughout music, movie, TV, publishing, and social media brings a beneficial perspective to the WMG Board,” stated Len Blavatnik, chairman & founding father of WMG dad or mum Entry Industries. “He joins a bunch of skilled advisors who collectively will assist chart the way forward for the corporate.”

Lynton added: “I am honored to be becoming a member of the WMG Board at this transformational time within the music and leisure world. WMG has a status as an agile, independent-minded, and artist-friendly firm, and it is going to be a pleasure to work with Len, Steve and the remainder of my new colleagues on the Board.”

WMG’s Board of Administrators:

Michael Lynton (chairman)
Len Blavatnik (vice chairman)
Lincoln Benet
Alex Blavatnik
Stephen F. Cooper
Mathias Döpfner
Noreena Hertz
Ynon Kreiz
Thomas H. Lee
Max Lousada
Donald Wagner

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