Dan McCarroll, former president and head of A&R for Warner Bros. Records, has joined Amazon Music as global head of originals and artist relations. In his new role, McCarroll will work with his teams alongside artists, managers and labels to create ways to "elevate" new and catalog releases through original programming.
"Dan is joining the Amazon Music team with an incredibly valuable artist's perspective," said Alex Luke, Global Head of Programming and Content Strategy. "As we continue to work closely with labels and artists to deliver music in new ways, Dan is bringing decades of experience both as a former musician, and a respected industry executive to our team. Amazon Music will continue to experiment and change the way customers interact with music through voice, and there’s no one more qualified than Dan to build upon our existing global offerings."
McCarroll left Warner Bros. in July 2017 after three-plus years as a senior executive of the storied label. Then-chairman/CEO Cameron Strang, who stepped down at the end of 2017 as part of a leadership shakeup brought on by Warner Music head of recorded music Max Lousada, praised McCarroll as "integral in evolving our A&R activity."