Warner Chappell Music, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has named David Woirhaye as the company’s new executive vice president and global chief financial officer, effectively immediately. In his new role, he will report into Guy Moot, Co-Chair and CEO and Carianne Marshall, Co-Chair and COO. According to the announcement, in partnership with Warner Chappell’s leadership team, Woirhaye will be focused on providing financial guidance and support to the global business in order to maximize growth.
Moot and Marshall said: “We’re delighted to welcome David to our Warner Chappell family. As we continue to grow our global business and find new opportunities to super-serve our songwriters, his background and deep knowledge of the music industry and catalog management will be a huge asset for us. We’re looking forward to working together and continuing to make the best financial decisions for our business and our songwriters.”
Woirhaye added: “Warner Chappell has built a truly global and collaborative company with a forward-thinking culture to drive value for its songwriters. I’m extremely excited to join such a talented team and look forward to helping expand these efforts even more. I also want to thank Guy, Carianne, Eric Levin and Steve Cooper, along with the rest of the Warner Music Group executive team, for this incredible opportunity.”
Woirhaye originally joined Warner Music Group in 2005. He spent the last five years as senior VP and CFO of WMG’s Rhino Entertainment, where he worked extensively on the long and complex “Stairway to Heaven” court battle, which was ultimately decided in Led Zeppelin’s favor. According to the announcement, he helped steer Rhino through intense deal negotiations and established a strong financial infrastructure that accelerated growth, among other responsibilities.
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