Warner Music Group today announced the appointment of Cameron Strang as CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's largest music publishers with a catalog of more than one million copyrights. David Johnson will continue on as Warner/Chappell's chairman until July 1, 2011 when Strang will assume the additional role of chairman.
As part of the appointment, the Warner Music Group has acquired Southside Independent Music Publishing, a company founded by Strang. The company publishes a number of contemporary hit songs including B.o.B.'s "Nothin' on You," Cee-Lo Green's "F*** You" and Bruno Mars "Grenade" as well as the Kings of Leon's back catalog.
"Cameron's impressive track record of identifying and signing some of the industry's most successful emerging songwriters and catalogs, and his proven success as an entrepreneur make him the ideal executive to lead Warner/Chappell." WMG chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman said in a statement. "He has that rare combination of business smarts, operational experience and creative instincts, and I'm confident he'll be a great fit for the progressive and entrepreneurial culture that exists within WMG."