Mike Chester Joins Warner Bros. Records as EVP, Promotion

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Michael Chester

Music industry veteran Mike Chester has joined Warner Bros. Records as executive vice president of promotion, overseeing the label's promotional initiatives and strategies. Based in Los Angeles, Chester will report to WBR COO and co-chairman Tom Corson.

For the past few years, Chester has served as senior vp of marketing/promo at Scooter Braun's SB Projects. Before joining Braun & Co., Chester spent a decade at Island Def Jam, ending his tenure there in 2015 as vp of top 40 promotion. He started his career at Arista Records, followed by a stint at Atlantic Records before joining IDJ in 2004.

"Over the past two decades, Mike has played a central role in breaking countless hit records and building the careers of a string of iconic artists," commented Corson. "As the media landscape continues to shift and evolve, his experience, passion and ingenuity will be invaluable in helping shape our artist development strategies."

Added Chester, "I’m thrilled to be joining this iconic label and the incredible promotion department at such an exciting time in the company’s evolution. WBR has a fantastic roster of incredible new talent and legendary artists, and I’m looking forward to doing my part to give their music world-class exposure, devotion and support."


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