Warner Music U.K has appointed Jeremy Marsh as vice-chairman of Warner Bros U.K, effective Aug. 17. It follows the appointment of Christian Tattersfield as CEO, Warner Music U.K. and chairman, Warner Bros Records last week (Billboard.biz, Aug. 6).
Marsh will oversee the operations of Warner Bros Records U.K., including providing strategic direction across the marketing, press and promotions departments. He will report to Tattersfield.
Since 2004 he has been CEO of JML Partnership, a consultancy that provides management and marketing services to artists and consumer brands. Warner Music U.K. has contracted with JML Partnership for Marsh’s services.
“Jeremy is one of the most accomplished, respected and multi-talented music executives in the U.K., with a long-standing track record in nurturing new talent to stardom and amplifying the popularity of world famous names,” said Tattersfield in a statement. “His passionate commitment to artists is coupled with a deep understanding of how to capitalise on the myriad new ways to connect with a fan base, further strengthened by his recent experience in the fields of digital technology and artist partnerships.”
Marsh is also chairman of GoMix, an interactive music platform that allows fans to mix and share songs. Artists who have used the application include Muse, Lily Allen and La Roux.
He was previously managing director of Virgin Records and WEA Records U.K., where he worked with acts including Seal, Neneh Cherry, Enya, Soul 2 Soul and developed the success of international acts including Lenny Kravitz, Paula Abdul, Madonna, REM and Prince.
In 1992 he became managing director of RCA Records and in 1997 he was promoted to president of BMG’s U.K. Music Division, overseeing the RCA, Arista and Deconstruction imprints and assisting in the development of Syco. From 1999 until 2004 he was managing director of Telstar Music Group.