Norman Wonderly has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Creative for Warner Bros. Records (WBR), based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters.
Wonderly joined WBR in 2010, when he was hired as SVP of the label’s Creative Services team. He was previously Publisher of Alternative Press magazine, where he worked for twenty years. Wonderly reports to WBR Co-Chairman & COO, Tom Corson.
Since joining WBR, Wonderly has overseen creative campaigns and music videos for acclaimed artists such as Bebe Rexha, Dua Lipa, Lil Pump, Michael Bublé, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Josh Groban, Jason Derulo, Gary Clark Jr., and many more.
Most recently, Wonderly was instrumental in the interior design and branding of WBR’s new headquarters in downtown L.A.’s Arts District. His role ranged from selecting furniture to commissioning original murals by noted artists Shepard Fairey, Tristan Eaton, and KMNDZ (Johnny Rodriguez).
In making the announcement, Corson said: “Norman has a broad and critical role within WBR. He crafts powerful, individual brands for our artists and his amazing eye, great taste, and original ideas translate musical energy into visual style.
“He is the master of creating an impactful, captivating aesthetic that extends across everything we do at WBR – from album art and videos to the amazing new environment we’re experiencing every day. I’m delighted to announce this richly deserved promotion.”
Wonderly noted: “Since its earliest days, WBR has embraced a unique, irreverent, out-of-the-box creative sensibility that has permeated the label’s culture. Long before I joined this amazing company, I was a huge fan of the label’s visual approach and language, and it’s a privilege to be tasked with taking it into the future.
“There’s a fantastic energy running through the company, from our new leadership to our new space and, of course, our incredible artists. I want to thank Tom and Aaron for this wonderful opportunity.”Music Business Worldwide