AARON BAY-SCHUCK, 37
Co-chairman/CEO, Warner Bros. Records
TOM CORSON, 58
Co-chairman/COO, Warner Bros. Records
RECORD 50-WEEK CHART RUN FOR BEBE REXHA: In the year since Corson took over Warner Bros. Records, Bebe Rexha (and Florida Georgia Line) spent a record 50 weeks at the top of the Hot Country Songs chart with “Meant to Be,” while Dua Lipa‘s “New Rules” broke the record for most weeks spent on the Mainstream Top 40 chart: 45. Best new artist Grammy nominations followed for both. “We needed to re-energize, refresh and rebuild,” says the former RCA chief, who steered the label solo until Bay-Schuck joined in October. WBR’s new CEO, who oversees the label’s creative direction and A&R, calls his partnership with Corson an “arranged marriage” that works. “Tom has operational acumen that I’ve never seen before,” he says.
MUSIC TREND HE’D LIKE TO SEE IN 2019: (Corson) “The next iteration of rock’n’roll.”