Carianne Marshall has been appointed Chief Operating Officer at Warner/Chappell Music.
Marshall was most recently Partner, Head of Creative Services, and Head of Creative Licensing at SONGS Music Publishing, which she originally joined in 2006.
SONGS signed songwriters such as Lorde, The Weeknd, Diplo, and DJ Mustard before being acquired last year by a fund managed by Kobalt Capital in a nine-figure deal.
Marshall helped develop a roster of more than 300 songwriters at SONGS, where she was the company’s executive leader on the West Coast.
She oversaw a creative licensing staff responsible for placing compositions by SONGS’ writers in film, television, commercials, video games, and other visual media, in addition to being responsible for developing the firm’s non-top 40 roster.
Beginning her new role in June, Marshall will report to Warner/Chappell Chairman and CEO Jon Platt.
She will be based at W/C’s Los Angeles headquarters.
“I can think of no better place to be right now [than Warner/Chappell], and of no better person to learn from and collaborate with than Jon [Platt].”
Carianne Marshall (pictured)
“Everything we do revolves around our songwriters, and Carianne has epitomized that philosophy throughout her career – creating exceptional moments for songwriters, while helping build an indie publisher into a major global force,” said Jon Platt.
“She’s passionate, dynamic, and forward-thinking; songwriters love her; and she has forged great relationships across the industry. As the latest addition to my senior management group, she will pioneer innovative opportunities for our songwriters and work with me to evolve the Warner/Chappell culture into the future. I’m pleased to welcome her to our world-class team.”
Said Marshall: “I am thrilled to be joining Jon and his accomplished team at Warner/Chappell.
“It’s been a great privilege to empower songwriters, and I eagerly anticipate continuing to do so at a company with such a deep well of talent. Warner/Chappell has committed to developing its roster and people while creating a supportive environment for the global songwriting community, and I’m excited to help reinforce and build upon this legacy.
“I can think of no better place to be right now, and of no better person to learn from and collaborate with than Jon.”
Before joining SONGS, Marshall spent three years as Director of Motion Picture and Television Music for Universal Music Publishing Group, prior to which she worked in the Film/Television Music division of DreamWorks Music Publishing from 2000-2003.
Marshall began her music industry career at Los Angeles-based VOX Productions, where she did live music production, while managing and booking local bands.
In 1996, she joined Elektra Entertainment Group, working in Marketing & College Radio Promotion.Music Business Worldwide