Warner Music Names Tony Harlow President of Artist/Label Services Division WEA

Courtesy of Warner Music Group 
      

Music industry veteran Tony Harlow has been named president of WEA Corp., the global distribution, marketing, sales and research arm of Warner Music Group, effective March 1 of next year. Harlow will relocate to New York City from Sydney, Australia, where he has served as managing director of Warner Music Australasia since 2010. Prior to that, he held executive roles at Richard Branson's V2 label and EMI Music.

The appointment follows the announcement in July that current WEA president Matt Signore will be transitioning to COO of Warner Music Nashville in the new year. WMG said Harlow's replacement in the Australasia office will be announced at a later date.

As president of WEA, Harlow will be overseeing a host of services, including commercial partnerships, sales, streaming account management and analytics, as well as media operations and legal affairs. He will continue to report to Stu Bergen, WMG’s CEO of international and global commercial services. 

"Over the past six years, Tony has transformed our business in Australasia," said Bergen. "As the lines between commercial relationships and consumer-facing marketing continue to converge, and as musical boundaries between nations and cultures continue to dissolve, Tony’s deep experience and progressive viewpoint make him ideally suited to take on this pivotal post. WEA is a worldwide backbone that touches virtually every area of our business, and given that Tony has helped break an array of superstars, he’s ideally-placed to maximize the global impact of our artists and their music."


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