Liz Morentin has been appointed Executive Vice President of Communications and Media, Warner Bros. Records.
As a member of the company’s senior management team, Morentin will oversee all communications and media efforts for Warner Bros.’s roster of artists and corporate initiatives.
She will be based in the company’s headquarters in Burbank, California and will report to Peter Gray, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Records.
Most recently, Morentin was Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing for Dick Clark Productions, where she led communications for successful shows like “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Miss America,” “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” and “So You Think You Can Dance”.
Cameron Strang, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Records, said: “Liz brings with her a wealth of cutting-edge publicity expertise from a variety of entertainment companies including music, live entertainment, television and digital which are vital elements in modern artist development.
“Her vast experience will serve her well as she leads our PR team into the future, broadening the scope of our media and artist opportunities.
Morentin. commented: “It’s an honor to work for such a legendary music company as Warner Bros. Records and to work under the excellent leadership of Cameron Strang and Peter Gray.”
“Liz brings with her a wealth of cutting-edge publicity expertise from a variety of entertainment companies.”
Cameron Strang, Warner Bros
“I began my career in music, and it’s truly a dream come true to work with Warner Bros.’ extraordinary roster of superstar and developing artists.”
Prior to Dick Clark Productions, Morentin spent five years as VP of Communications, heading PR for Live Nation’s North American Concert division.
She began her career at Scoop Marketing in 1991 and held several communications posts at music companies from 1991 through 1999, including Epic Records, Rhino Records, Elektra Records and A&M Records.
In the early days of digital, she was VP of Marketing Communications for pioneering digital start-up Atomic Pop before returning to music PR as VP Media Relations at Arista Records from 2000-2004 and J Records/RCA from 2004-2008.Music Business Worldwide