Warner Music Group has promoted Elliott Peters to the newly created position of VP, senior counsel and head of digital legal affairs.

NEW YORK -- Warner Music Group has promoted Elliott Peters to the newly created position of VP, senior counsel and head of digital legal affairs.

For his new media responsibilities, Peters will take the primary legal role in the negotiation of deals, the formation of new business models and oversight of the rights clearance process. Based in New York, he will continue to report to Dave Johnson, executive VP/general counsel.

Peters was previously VP, associate counsel for WMG and played the primary legal role in negotiating substantially all of WMG's U.S.-based new media deals.

"Over the last few years, Elliott has developed a deep understanding of the legal imperatives facing the music industry in the digital age," Johnson says.

"Technology and the digital revolution present an evolving legal landscape and exciting opportunities for the music industry, and I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic and innovative company as Warner Music Group," Peters says.

Peters is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia Law School. He practiced corporate law in the New York, London and Hong Kong offices of Shearman & Sterling before joining WMG in 2000.

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