Warner Bros. Records (WBR) has appointed Dan McCarroll as its new President. He was previously President of Capitol Records.
McCarroll’s responsibilities will include overseeing all A&R activities. He will report to Chairman & CEO, Cameron Strang, and be based in Burbank, CA.
At Capitol Records, McCarroll oversaw a roster including Elton John, Katy Perry, Emeli Sandé, Capital Cities, Ryan Adams, Sky Ferreira, Tori Kelly, and The Beach Boys.
Prior to his role at Capitol, McCarroll served as Executive Vice President of North American Creative, EMI Music Publishing. In his ten years at EMI, McCarroll signed and worked with many successful artists and songwriters, including Butch Walker, Death Cab for Cutie, Pat Monahan and Train, John Mellencamp, Cobra Starship, Regina Spektor, Travie McCoy, Toby Gad, Steve McEwan, David Hodges, Alter Bridge, and Panic! At The Disco.
McCarroll joined EMI Music Publishing’s A&R team in Santa Monica in 2002, before moving to New York in 2007 to lead the company’s East Coast A&R operations. He had previously run the A&R department for The Music Company, the Elektra imprint formed by Lars Ulrich. Prior to that, he spent many years as a touring and session drummer.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Dan to Warner Bros. Records,” said Cameron Strang. “Enormously admired and respected throughout the music community, Dan brings a rare combination of talent and experience to our company. An accomplished musician, publishing executive, A&R man, and label head, Dan has a deep understanding of artists and record making.
“He is the perfect fit for our music-driven mission at Warner Bros., and I’m looking forward to working closely with him as we deliver more great records from the incredible artists on the Warner Bros. label.”
“I am thrilled to join Warner Bros., whose creative culture has long been a model for our industry,” said Dan McCarroll. “The company has a fantastic team, and it’s an honor to join with everyone to build on the label’s iconic legacy. I want to thank Cameron for this truly exciting opportunity; I can’t wait to get to work with everyone and make some great music.”Music Business Worldwide