Former Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton has been elected non-executive chairman of the board of Warner Music Group, it was announced Tuesday. Currently the chairman of Snap Inc, Lynton's election brings WMG's board of directors to 11 members, including 2017 additions economist Noreena Hertz and the label group's CEO of recorded music Max Lousada.
"Michael's global expertise will make him a tremendous asset as we explore new business opportunities and pioneer a new definition of what a music company can achieve," said WMG CEO Steve Cooper. "I'm looking forward to working with him and the entire Board to continue the company’s evolution."
Lynton became chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures in 2004, overseeing all operations for the motion picture and television studio giant. In 2012 he became chief executive of all Sony Entertainment, including the company's recorded music (Sony Music Entertainment) and music publishing (Sony/ATV Music) companies.