Mike Jbara was promoted to president and CEO WEA Corp., the U.S. sales and retail marketing company of Warner Music Group. Jbara replaces John Esposito, who has been named president of Warner Music Nashville, a newly launched division which was announced today.

Jbara was most recently WEA’s executive VP and COO, since 2005. Based in New York, he will report to Roger Gold, senior VP of the office of the chairman and CEO, Recorded Music – the Americas and the UK.

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