Warner/Chappell's CFO to Succeed Steven Macri as
NEW YORK, NY, Nov 10, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) announced today that Brian
Roberts will become WMG's Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer, by January 1, 2012. Roberts, who
will report to WMG CEO Stephen Cooper, will succeed Steven
Macri. Macri, who has been WMG's Executive Vice President
and CFO since 2008, has decided to leave WMG, but will remain
in his position until up to the end of this year to ensure a
smooth transition. Roberts currently serves as Senior Vice
President and CFO of Warner/Chappell Music, WMG's music
publishing business, a position he's held since 2007.
WMG's Chairman of the Board, Edgar Bronfman, Jr. said,
"Steve Macri has done an outstanding job, overseeing our
global financial operations with skill and vision, and
putting in place a team of top-flight financial executives,
including Brian Roberts. Brian's financial acumen and
deep understanding of the music industry and the company make
him the ideal candidate to fill this vital role."
Prior to joining Warner/Chappell in 2007, Roberts served for
five years as BMG Music Publishing's Senior Vice
President, Finance & Administration of North and South
America. In that role, he managed all finance and
administrative operations in that company's Core,
Contemporary Christian and Production Music divisions.
Roberts received his B.S. degree in Accounting from Manhattan
College and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York.
About Warner Music Group With its broad roster of new stars
and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a
collection of the best-known record labels in the music
industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Cordless, East West,
Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc,
Sire, Warner Bros. and Word, as well as Warner/Chappell
Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with
a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.
SOURCE: Warner Music Group