Warner Chappell Music has appointed Michael LoBiondo as its Head of Business Development.
In his new post as Head of Business Development, Warner Chappell says that LoBiondo will “identify and execute acquisitions and partnerships for the publisher’s frontline songwriters and iconic repertoire of songs”.
LoBiondo will be based in Los Angeles and report to Guy Moot, Co-Chair and CEO, and David Woirhaye, EVP and Global CFO.
LoBiondo most recently worked at mtheory, a music and artist development company for artists such as Major Lazer, A$AP Rocky, Twenty One Pilots, Flume, The Head And The Heart, and more.
Before joining mtheory, LoBiondo spent several years as Senior Director at Warner Records and Warner Music Group. There, he supported a variety of its business development and digital initiatives, including the acquisition of Parlophone Label Group.
LoBiondo started his career in New York as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and went on to serve as Associate Director of Finance for the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation.
“Michael brings with him a wealth of experience in music and business development from both the recorded and publishing sides of the business.”
Guy Moot and CariannE MArshall, Warner Chappell Music
Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall, Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair and COO, said: “Michael brings with him a wealth of experience in music and business development from both the recorded and publishing sides of the business.
“With music becoming increasingly more global, his wide-ranging expertise will be instrumental in helping us execute big picture deals such as catalog acquisitions and partnerships with emerging technology companies.
“We’re very excited to welcome Michael to our Warner Chappell family and look forward to everything we’ll accomplish together.”
“Michael’s strong financial background and deep knowledge of the music industry structure and marketplace will serve as great assets to our team.”
David Woirhaye, Warner Chappell Music
David Woirhaye said: “With more capital coming into publishing, Michael’s strong financial background and deep knowledge of the music industry structure and marketplace will serve as great assets to our team.
“I’m eager to begin working with him on new opportunities that not only help grow our business but also super-serve our songwriters.”
“Warner Chappell is committed to building long-term value for its songwriters while fostering a collaborative.”
LoBiondo added: “Warner Chappell is committed to building long-term value for its songwriters while fostering a collaborative, forward-thinking culture for its team.
“With increased activity around catalog acquisitions and new digital platform licensing, the company is ideally positioned to further capitalize on opportunities in the market and I’m excited to contribute to the growth of the company.
“I’d also like to thank Guy, Carianne, and David for their support and I look forward to working with the entire Warner Chappell team.”Music Business Worldwide