It's official: outgoing Universal Music Group chairman Doug Morris will become Sony Music Entertainment's chief executive officer on July 1. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Sir Howard Stringer, Sony Corporations' chairman, CEO and president.
"I have known Doug Morris for many years, and am delighted that he has agreed to lead Sony Music Entertainment," Stringer said in a statement. "At this critical time in the evolution of the music industry, I can think of no one more qualified as a proven executive, an innovator, a music impresario and a statesman than Doug Morris. I welcome him to the company and look forward to our working together to drive Sony Music to preeminence in the industry."
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