LONDON — Tony Harlow has been appointed chairman and CEO of Warner Music UK. He succeeds Max Lousada, who has held the post since 2013 and retained the position when he assumed his global role as CEO of recorded music two years ago.
Harlow joined Warner in 2010 as managing director for Australasia and was promoted to president of global artist and label services arm of WEA in March 2017. He’s credited with expanding WEA’s streaming-focused marketing, as well as overseeing the integration of platform acquisitions Songkick, EMP, and UPROXX.
Prior to joining Warner, Harlow worked for EMI and EMI Music Australia before returning to the U.K. in 2002 to take up the post of CEO at Richard Branson's V2 label. Following V2's acquisition by Universal Music Group in 2007, the British exec held a number of roles at the major, including heading the international marketing team.