Warner Music promotes James Steven to EVP, Comms & Marketing

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) has promoted British exec James Steven to the post of Executive Vice President, Communications & Marketing, effective immediately.

As a member of WMG’s senior management team, Steven, who is based at the company’s headquarters in New York, will continue to report to WMG’s CEO Steve Cooper.

Steven will be responsible for WMG’s worldwide communications and corporate marketing functions, including external and internal communications, investor relations, social responsibility, and special events.

He will also oversee the interaction and coordination of the communications functions of WMG’s operating companies. As announced in January, Mel Fox will continue to oversee communications for Warner Music UK, reporting to Max Lousada, Chairman & CEO, WMUK.

Steve Cooper said, “Communications plays an essential role in presenting WMG’s mission to the world at large, and in connecting and unifying our people across the globe. Hard-working and resourceful, James and his team are doing a fantastic job, and I congratulate him on this well-deserved promotion.”

James Steven said, “WMG has an incomparable story, a unique perspective and an impressive array of executive, artist and songwriter talent. I’ve benefited greatly from having inspiring mentors and colleagues, and I’m grateful for this opportunity at such a dynamic time for our company and the industry.”

Steven joined WMG in 2007 as part of the company’s international communications team based in London.

He relocated to New York in 2012, becoming Senior Vice President, Communications & Marketing.

Prior to WMG, Mr. Steven held various roles at public relations and marketing agencies, including Cow PR and Consolidated PR, working with clients in the film, TV, technology, retail, beverages, and automobile industries.Music Business Worldwide

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