A top executive at Warner Music Sweden was suspended from his role on Thursday (Nov. 16) amidst multiple allegations of sexual misconduct involving both Warner employees and artist signees, sources tell Billboard.
News about the ousting was first leaked by Swedish tabloid AftonBladet, which claimed that the exec not only made sexual advances towards young female employees and artists, but also promoted an unhealthy work culture including sustained alcohol abuse. AftonBladet left the exec and company in question anonymous, due to local rules and procedures about naming subjects accused of wrongdoing.
Music Business Worldwide then reported this afternoon that the exec was set to transfer to Warner Music’s London office in January 2018 prior to being suspended, and that internal management at Warner Music UK was unaware of the abuse allegations before extending their job offer. Sources confirm to Billboard that the anonymous company in question is understood to be Warner Music Sweden.