Andy Ma promoted to CEO of Warner Music Greater China

Andy Ma has been promoted to the new role of CEO of Warner Music Greater China.

The exec will oversee the company’s business and operations in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and will continue to report to Simon Robson, President, Warner Music Asia.

Ma has worked for Warner Music since 2011 in a series of roles that have seen him help develop the company’s strategic relationship with Tencent Music Entertainment, which runs music services QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo in China.

He also played a key role in shaping Warner Music’s partnership with China Mobile, and other digital partners across Asia.

He was named CEO of Warner Music China and EVP, Commercial and Business Development, Greater China in 2018.

In that position, he further expanded Warner Music’s presence in mainland China, following its acquisition of indie label Gold Typhoon in 2014, and built strategic partnerships with original soundtrack companies and concert promoters.

Greater China is the sixth biggest recorded music market in the world if revenue from Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan is combined.

Under Ma’s leadership, Warner says that the Greater China team will be focused on creating more opportunities for development and growth across the three territories for the company and all its artists.

“I’m excited to have the chance to help our incredibly talented roster of artists connect with fans not only in Greater China, but also around the world.”

Andy Ma

Andy Ma says: “East meets West is a mega global music trend that nobody can ignore. It’s such an exciting time in Greater China with new scenes exploding in genres from hip-hop to dance.

“I’m excited to have the chance to help our incredibly talented roster of artists connect with fans not only in Greater China, but also around the world.”

“Andy is a great innovative and commercial leader. He’s been instrumental in helping forge the modern Chinese music business.”

Simon Robson 

Simon Robson added: “Andy is a great innovative and commercial leader. He’s been instrumental in helping forge the modern Chinese music business.

“Now this new role will allow him to combine the firepower of our operations in Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei to amplify our artists in Greater China, Asia and internationally.”Music Business Worldwide

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