Warner Bros. Records management shakeup


Warner Music Group (WMG) announced a new senior management team for Warner Bros. Records, the label group which includes the Warner Bros., Asylum, Nonesuch, Reprise and Sire imprints.

After nine years at the helm, Chairman and CEO Tom Whalley is leaving the company. He’s being succeeded as Chairman by Rob Cavallo, who had been WMG’s Chief Creative Officer.

Todd Moscowitz, who’s been Executive Vice President of Warner Bros., CEO of WMG’s Independent Label Group and President of Asylum Records, will serve as Co-President and CEO. Livia Tortella, who’s been Executive Vice President and General Manager of WMG’s Atlantic Records, will serve as Co-President and COO.

In addition to Whalley’s departure, Diarmuid Quinn is stepping down from his position as COO of Warner Bros. Records and President of Reprise Records.

“The new Warner Bros. executive team represents the ideal combination of skills to operate a successful music company in today’s radically evolving industry environment. With Rob’s creative brilliance, Todd’s proven ability to develop and execute new business models and revenue streams and Livia’s established track record of building lasting artist careers, we have in place a group of executives who are uniquely positioned to continue to strengthen the reputation of Warner Bros. as an artist-friendly haven with a visionary approach to discovering and nurturing new talent,” said Lyor Cohen, WMG’s Vice Chairman and Chairman and CEO, Recorded Music – Americas and the UK.