Christine Belden has been appointed to the newly created role of VP, Global Head of Film, TV and Media Music at Warner Chappell Music (WCM).
Reporting to Rich Robinson, EVP, Global Sync and Media Original Music, Warner Chappell Music, Belden will oversee acquisitions with a focus on broadcast rights in the film and television industry.
The move “fills out Robinson’s leadership team and creates a new area of service that will connect Warner Chappell’s songwriters with clients across the filmed media landscape,” says the company.
Belden joins WCM from Kobalt Music, where she oversaw creative and strategy for its global film and television music division.
While at Kobalt, she worked with companies such as A24 Films, Black Label Media, National Geographic, and Millennium Media.
She also maintained close relationships with film and TV composers, led the strategic vision for studio driven original music, and secured broadcast rights deals.
As a former CAA agent, Belden represented composers and music supervisors, while providing creative music support to the agency’s directors and producers.
Based in Los Angeles, Belden started her career under producer Glen Ballard at Java/Capitol Records.
The news of Belden’s hire is the latest in a raft of recent promotions at WCM.
In December, Natascha Augustin was promoted to Vice President of Warner Chappell Music (WMC) Germany, and in November, Ryan Press was praised President, North America, at the company to have oversee WCM’s North American business and help drive overall strategy, with a focus on the US and Canada.
“I’m looking forward to developing new opportunities in this space with WCM’s global resources.”
Christine Belden, said: “I’m super excited to be joining Warner Chappell as the company heightens its focus on the ever-evolving publishing space within the film and television industry.
“I’ve been working with music supervisors, composers, and producers throughout my career, so I’m looking forward to developing new opportunities in this space with WCM’s global resources.”
“We are delighted to have Christine join the team.”
Rich Robinson, added: “We are delighted to have Christine join the team as we continue to expand our global capabilities in the Sync space.
“Her integral knowledge of the entertainment industry brings a level of expertise that will help us develop new, synergistic opportunities between our songwriters and film and television clients.Music Business Worldwide