Guy Moot Officially Takes Over as Warner/Chappell Music's CEO

Guy Moot
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Guy Moot

Warner/Chappell Music's previously announced transition from Jon Platt to Guy Moot as CEO is now complete, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group said on Monday. Moot, most recently Sony/ATV's president of worldwide creative, also takes on the role of co-chairman alongside chief operating officer Carianne Marshall.

Platt, chairman/CEO since October 2015, exited W/C before the end of the year, and is taking over for outgoing Sony/ATV chief Martin Bandier.

Moot officially started on Monday, while Marshall began her tenure as COO under Platt a year ago and added co-chairman to her business cards in January. Both are based out of Warner's new headquarters in downtown Los Angeles and report to WMG CEO Steve Cooper.

"It’s a time of exciting change and fresh creativity at Warner/Chappell," said Cooper. "Today, we officially announce a unique leadership duo with the ambition and energy to propel Warner/Chappell, its songwriters, and its team into the future. We’re very fortunate to have two such inspiring execs with complementary talents -- Guy’s A&R vision and global operational strength, combined with Carianne’s entrepreneurial expertise and world-class creative instincts."

Added Moot, "At a time of unprecedented possibility for songwriters, our mission is to provide the environment in which genuine talent can achieve its full, global potential. That requires real creative expertise, along with an original, fearless, and principled approach to our business. Carianne will be an amazing partner with whom to develop extraordinary hit-makers, promote an incredible catalog, and mentor a winning team."

Marshall said, "I've been hugely impressed by the passion and integrity that runs through the Warner/Chappell culture. We have an amazing opportunity to empower the next generation of executives, services and technologies that will benefit our entire songwriting community and help drive their long-term careers."


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