Aaron Bay-Schuck Officially Joins Warner Bros. Records as Co-Chairman/CEO

Jonathan Weiner
Aaron Bay-Schuck

The move comes a year after he and Tom Corson were announced as co-chairmen.

A year after his appointment was announced, Aaron Bay-Schuck has officially joined Tom Corson at Warner Bros. Records as of today (Oct. 1). 

Bay-Schuck, formerly president of A&R at Interscope Geffen A&M,  is co-chairman/CEO at Warner Bros. Corson, who left his post as president/COO of RCA Records at the beginning of 2018, is co-chairman/COO. 

The pair replaced Warner Bros. chairman/CEO Cameron Strang, who stepped down at the end of 2017 after five years. Their arrival announcement was made Oct. 3, 2017, but Bay-Schuck had to wait until his Interscope contract expired before making the move. 

The Los Angeles-based executives have already been making the rounds and were at the Silverlake Conservatory of Music’s annual fundraiser Saturday night supporting the school’s co-founder, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, and former WB chairman Mo Ostin, who was the evening’s honoree. 

In an internal memo to the label, Warner Music Group CEO of recorded music Max Lousada welcomed Bay-Schuck. 

Below is a portion of Lousada’s letter: 

Hi everyone,

I’m happy to say that Aaron Bay-Schuck started today as Warner Bros. Records’ Co-Chairman & CEO. Aaron is at the forefront of a new generation of leaders and has a true fan’s infectious love of music. In keeping with WBR’s history as a beacon for creative pioneers, he’s one of those bright talents that both game-changing artists and gifted executives gravitate towards. He brings ambitious vision and impeccable taste to our global team.

I also want to thank Tom for the fantastic job he’s been doing since coming on board nine months ago. With Aaron and Tom as Co-Chairs, WBR has entered a new era of reinvention, collaboration, and possibility. Tom and Aaron will make a dynamic partnership, complementing each other’s strengths, as they build the careers of diverse, influential artists.

WBR is filled with super-talented people, and I’m excited about the great things that Tom, Aaron, and all of you will achieve together.

Please join me in warmly welcoming Aaron to the family.

Max

Under Corson’s leadership this year, the label has experienced success with Lil Pump, who has a top 10 hit, “I Love It,”  on the Billboard Hot 100 with Kayne West; as well as Bebe Rexha, whose “Meant To Be,” a duet with Florida Georgia Line, has topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart for more than 40 weeks. In June, Gorillaz’ The New Now debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 album chart. 

Bay-Schuck’s move returns him to WMG, where he signed Bruno Mars and worked with Flo Rida and Trey Songz, while at Atlantic Records. During his four years at Interscope, he worked with a number of artists, including Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and Lana Del Ray. 

While the two will work as a partnership, similarly to how Corson worked with Peter Edge at RCA, Bay-Schuck will focus on WB’s creative direction, while Corson will handle operations. 

The move also comes as Warner Bros. Records prepares to move to new headquarters in December from its historic Burbank chalet to Downtown Los Angeles.