Warner Bros. Records laid off senior VP of marketing Rob Gordon on Friday in the wake of a Sept. 14 shuffle at the top of the label’s ranks, a label spokesperson confirmed. In addition, other sources indicated that as many as an additional 20 people were pinkslipped at WBR.
The moves come after a September executive overhaul where Todd Moscowitz was named co-president and CEO and Livia Tortella co-president and COO of the label, with Rob Cavallo named chairman. Tom Whalley previously served as chairman and CEO since 2001.
Also among those let go at were senior VP of digital music Jack Isquith, senior VPs of A&R Perry Watts-Russell and Kevin Williamson, senior VP of promotion Tom Biery, promotion VP Franco Iemmello, VP of urban A&R Naim Ali, VP of video promotion Wendy Griffith and marketing VP Andrea Kinloch, according to Variety.
Year to date through Sept. 12, Warner Bros.’ share of albums plus track equivalent albums stood at 6.2%, up from 5.5% in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielsen SoundScan.