MNRK Music Group has promoted Sean Stevenson to Chief Operating Officer.
In this expanded role, Stevenson will move beyond MNRK’s frontline recorded business, expanding his operational oversight into the group’s Management, Publishing and Music Department lines of business.
He is based in New York and will continue to report to MNRK’s President and CEO, Chris Taylor.
Stevenson joined the company in 2018 as Executive Vice President and General Manager.
In addition to helping guide the group through several sales, MNRK says he has developed “award-winning teams that have revamped the company’s entire supply chain, and driving new growth in physical sales, making MNRK one of the best indies in the d2c sales space”.
MNRK says that its D2C sales have experienced nearly 172% growth over the last three years.
Stevenson joined MNRK from FleishmanHillard, where he oversaw their Digital & Social Media practice since 2015 as SVP, then Partner.
Over his 23-year career as a marketing and PR executive, Stevenson has led strategy, concept development, digital and social media campaigns for brands such as EMI, Universal, MTV, Warner Bros., Coca Cola, Nike and Samsung.
MNRK Music Group was previously known as eOne Music.
The name change in September 2021 to MNRK (pronounced Monarch) followed Hasbro’s sale of its eOne music division to entities controlled by Blackstone for USD $385 million earlier in early 2021.
In February, Snoop Dogg acquired Death Row Records from MNRK Music Group.
“Sean has been a tireless partner for me and the team at MNRK since we brought him on four years ago.”
Chris Taylor, MNRK
Chris Taylor said: “Sean has been a tireless partner for me and the team at MNRK since we brought him on four years ago.
“As we continue to integrate the four pillars of our business, he’ll be invaluable to our growth going forward.”
“The past four years at MNRK have been some of the most satisfying of my entire career.”
Stevenson said: “I am excited to add to MNRK’s continued growth and success as I take this next step in my career, with one of the best truly independent teams in the game.
“The past four years at MNRK have been some of the most satisfying of my entire career.
“I look forward to all the things this team will do as we continue to bring great music to the world, supporting some of the best artists out there in every aspect of what they do as creators and performers.”
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