Eric Franklin has been promoted to Vice President of Digital Account Strategy at Rhino Entertainment, the catalog division of Warner Music Group (WMG).
Based in Los Angeles, Franklin reports to Mark Pinkus, President U.S. Catalog and Rhino Entertainment.
Franklin’s team conceives and executes global digital marketing and promotional strategies for Rhino’s catalog of artists, including Led Zeppelin, The Notorious B.I.G., Fleetwood Mac, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Madonna, Prince, and many others.
Franklin was previously Senior Director of Digital Sales at Rhino, where he partnered with Spotify to create This Is: Led Zeppelin, a multi-media playlist to honor the band’s 50th anniversary.
He also worked closely with Apple and Amazon to produce documentaries for the 25th anniversary of the Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die album, as well as with Amazon for the 25th anniversary of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers.
In addition, Franklin has secured numerous featured placements and playlist adds for Warner Music’s catalog across all major DSPs, and will continue to lead the company in developing and executing its strategies in support of emerging commercial platforms.
“Eric’s passion for music is manifested in his exceptional work.”
Mark Pinkus said: “Eric’s passion for music is manifested in his exceptional work.
“He’s a stand-out leader, whose enthusiasm and experience helps drive Warner’s world-class catalog to new audiences, while broadening our relationships with partners and existing fans.
“I look forward to the ongoing impact he will have in 2021 and beyond, and congratulate him on this much-deserved promotion.”
“To work in this industry for 20 years is a blessing.”
Franklin said: “Starting as an intern for Giant Records while I was still in college, all I ever wanted was to be close to the music and artists that fed my soul.
“To work in this industry for 20 years is a blessing, but to be able to champion this catalog and work with this team is winning the lottery.
“I’m honored to join Rhino’s exceptional and well-respected executive team of equally passionate music lovers. I could not be more grateful to Mark Pinkus and Kevin Gore for welcoming me into the catalog family with open arms, and entrusting me with this new role.”Music Business Worldwide