In her new role, Ng will oversee WMC’s operations across Asia Pacific, including developing and implementing strategies to bolster the company’s position as “one of the region’s leading music publishing companies,” according to a Tuesday (March 14) announcement.
Ng will be based in Hong Kong, reporting to Guy Moot, Co-Chair and CEO of WCM.
“We are very pleased to welcome Arica to the Warner Chappell family. Her incredible breadth of music and tech expertise coupled with her regional-wide perspective is a real win for us. She will be invaluable as we invest in our global growth and accelerate our drive into the region, fostering greater collaboration between local and international songwriters,” said Moot.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the music and tech industries, Ng joins WCM from Meta, where she spearheaded the launch of music initiatives across the Meta family of apps, including Facebook, Instagram, and Oculus in Asia Pacific.
[Arica ng[ will be invaluable as we invest in our global growth and accelerate our drive into the region, fostering greater collaboration between local and international songwriters.”
Guy Moot, Warner Chappell Music
Prior to her three-year stint at Meta, Ng served six years at Google, where she was Head of Music Publishing, Asia Pacific, in charge of music publishing partnerships for both YouTube and Google Play Music in the region.
She was previously the Head of Music Partnerships, Greater China & South East Asia, at Google, where she was helped launch and build out YouTube Music’s regional teams.
“Arica’s leadership, outstanding experience, and incredible track record will help Warner Chappell and our songwriters achieve tremendous success.”
Carianne Marshall, Warner Chappell Music
Ng also held senior roles at Sony Music Entertainment, Nokia, and SingTel. She was responsible for music business strategies, content acquisition plans, and marketing functions across Asia for these companies.
“Asia Pacific is a diverse and vibrant region that boasts some of the best songwriters and creators in the world. Arica’s leadership, outstanding experience, and incredible track record will help Warner Chappell and our songwriters achieve tremendous success,” added Carianne Marshall, WCM Co-Chair and COO.
“ I am excited to steward our talented and dedicated team to amplify the voices of the region’s songwriters, providing them with a platform to showcase their incredible talents.”
Arica ng, Warner Chappell Music
Commenting on her appointment, Ng said: “I am absolutely delighted to be leading Warner Chappell Asia Pacific. As a passionate music enthusiast and advocate for diversity, I am excited to steward our talented and dedicated team to amplify the voices of the region’s songwriters, providing them with a platform to showcase their incredible talents.”
“Together, we will take Warner Chappell Asia Pacific to new heights and make a meaningful impact on the world through music.”
Ng’s appointment comes as WCM bolsters its presence in Asia Pacific and the wider Asia region.
In January, WCM promoted Ru Ping Gan as its Vice President of Digital, Asia Pacific, overseeing the region’s digital strategy and commercial operations.
WCM Korea in November renewed its global partnership deal with 153/Joombas Publishing, covering the entire catalog of the latter company including songs written for acts like BTS, EXO, GOT7 and SEVENTEEN, and in September, entered into a new licensing agreement with Beijing-headquartered short-form video platform Kuaishou.
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