Music Industry News Network [09-26-2004]

Warner/Chappell Music Names John Reston Vice President, Global Administration


Warner/Chappell Music, Warner Music Group's award winning music publishing company, today announced the appointment of John Reston as Vice President, Global Administration. Reston, who will be based in London and will report to Nick Thomas, Senior Vice President & CFO, had previously worked for Universal Music Publishing and its predecessor company, MCA Music Publishing in a variety of senior administrative roles in Latin America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

Commenting on the appointment, Thomas said, "We have recently finished upgrades in technology as well as the deployment of our industry-leading rights management software and are now structured better than ever to protect and exploit our copyrights on a worldwide basis. John has invaluable global experience and will, I believe, maximize the benefits of these state-of-the-art tools as well as aggressively manage our continuing mission to be the best global administrators of music publishing rights."

Remarking on his appointment, Reston said, "I started my career in music publishing at Warner/Chappell and didn't have to think too long about taking this job when the opportunity presented itself. I am looking forward to working to protect and maximize the value of all the impressive rights entrusted to Warner/Chappell Music. The challenge will be to provide consistently forward-thinking leadership and direction in the administrative space as the market place evolves and as our company continues to grow."


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