Warner Music Group is shaking up its technology and data areas with the hiring of media and music veterans Ralph Munsen and Vinnie Freda to Chief Information Officer and Chief Data Officer, respectively. Both will be reporting directly to CEO Steve Cooper.
WMG said Munsen's responsibilities as CIO will include developing solutions -- and the systems and platforms to implement them -- that serve both the creative and commercial needs of WMG’s divisions, artists, and business partners. Munsen comes to the label after holding various senior roles at Accenture, EMI Music, Clear Channel/ iHeartMedia, Hachette Book Group and most recently, the media investment firm GroupM.
As CDO (a newly created post at WMG), Freda will zero in on strategy for data management throughout the label group. He was most recently president and COO of INgrooves Music Group, which followed more than two decades spent in various exec roles at MCA and Universal Music Group.