Daniel Mora has been appointed as Managing Director of Warner Music Andes.
Mora was most recently Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music Colombia.
Warner Chappell Music says it will be announcing his successor in that role soon.
Mora has experience as an industry executive and as an artist.
WCM notes that he was a founding member of the tropipop band, Bonka, who topped the Colombian charts in 2006 with their first single El problemón, and broke week-one sales records with their debut album Lo Que Nunca Nos Contamos.
Mora and the band went on to win multiple awards and toured extensively throughout Latin America.
Mora then started his own audiovisual company in Bogotá, producing films and commercials for brands such as Chevrolet, Adidas, UN, and Falabella.
In 2013, shortly after the opening of Warner Chappell Music’s Colombian office, he joined the publisher as an A&R/Sync consultant and then Director, A&R/Sync.
He was made Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music Colombia in 2019.
“After spending so many enjoyable years at Warner Chappell Music, I’m pleased to be staying within the WMG family and stepping into this role on the Recorded Music side.”
Mora said: “After spending so many enjoyable years at Warner Chappell Music, I’m pleased to be staying within the WMG family and stepping into this role on the Recorded Music side.
“Latin music is in my blood, and I’m delighted to see how its currently growing and connecting with people around the world.
“There are so many great opportunities for our artists to become global stars and I’m looking forward to helping them achieve their dreams. I’d like to thank Alejandro for this new opportunity, and Gustavo Menendez, Guy Moot, and Carianne Marshall for all their support during my time at Warner Chappell Music.”
“Daniel is a brilliant exec who has experience of being on both sides of the fence – first as an artist and now as a leading industry figure.”
Alejandro Duque added: “Daniel is a brilliant exec who has experience of being on both sides of the fence – first as an artist and now as a leading industry figure.
“His understanding of both perspectives makes him the perfect fit for Warner Music and our artist-first philosophy. His appointment will enable us to work even closer with our partners at Warner Chappell Music and will open up more opportunities for collaboration.
“Latin music is exploding around the world and I’m excited to see how Daniel can further propel our Colombian and Peruvian artists internationally.”
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