Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside
Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of president, Sony Music Label Group, U.S.
Ienner is based in New York and reports directly to Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack. In his role as president/CEO, Ienner oversees all Sony Music U.S. labels, including Columbia Records Group, Epic Records and Sony Music Nashville.
Lack notes in a statement that the addition of the CEO title is in recognition of Ienner's contributions to Sony. Ienner joined the company in 1989 as president of Columbia Records. He has served as president of Sony Music U.S. since April 2003.
Under his watch, the company's Nashville labels have seen recent market-share growth, thanks to breakouts from Gretchen Wilson and Buddy Jewell.
Other feathers in Ienner's cap include bringing Prince to Sony and enjoying recent success with Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand, Los Lonely Boys, Lost Prophets, Coheed & Cambria and Switchfoot.
Additionally, Ienner recently led a restructuring of the company's domestic operations and oversaw the creation of "shared services" departments, including Sony Urban Music, which develops talent for both the Columbia and Epic label groups.