Warner Music Group (WMG) has promoted Jon Glass to Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Legal Affairs.
In this role, he will lead the company’s legal efforts in support of WMG’s major digital initiatives, working closely with WMG’s business development team.
Glass will report to WMG’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Paul Robinson. Glass replaces Ron Wilcox, who will retire after a decade at the company, and a long successful career in the industry.
Glass has held various roles within Warner Music Group since joining the company in 2010, including serving as Associate Counsel, Digital Legal Affairs before being promoted to Vice President and most recently, Senior Vice President.
Previously, Glass was with Sony Music Entertainment in Business & Legal Affairs, Global Digital Business and, prior to that, he held positions at several law firms, including Morrison & Foerster LLP.
“I’ve watched Jon lead the charge on many of our most strategic and cutting-edge deals, and I know he’ll make a great leader as we navigate uncharted territory and explore fresh opportunities for our artists and labels.”
“Jon is the kind of person you want on your side of the negotiating table,” said Robinson.
“He’s a savvy and level-headed deal-maker with a wealth of experience in all things digital. He sees the big picture and also the details.
“I’ve watched Jon lead the charge on many of our most strategic and cutting-edge deals, and I know he’ll make a great leader as we navigate uncharted territory and explore fresh opportunities for our artists and labels.
“As Ron passes the torch, we wish him well. His counsel and expertise over the past ten years have been invaluable.”
“It’s an exciting time to be in this business, as new technology is constantly emerging and new opportunities for consumers to experience our music are expanding.”
Glass added: “It’s an exciting time to be in this business, as new technology is constantly emerging and new opportunities for consumers to experience our music are expanding.
“It’s also a crucial time, as we defend and champion the value of music with fair and equitable deals that make sense for our artists and labels.
“I’m happy to be doing this great work in collaboration with our wonderful BD and digital legal teams. I am grateful to Paul and WMG for this opportunity, and to Ron for his years of training and mentorship.”Music Business Worldwide