Warner Music Group Names George White, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product Development
NEW YORK, NY, Sep 27, 2005 -- Warner Music Group Corp. (NYSE: WMG) announced today that George White has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Strategy and Product Development. Formerly Vice President of Technology Business Development, White is based in New York and will continue to report to Alex Zubillaga, Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development for WMG.
In his new capacity, White will help shape WMG's companywide effort to develop innovative new digital and physical products. White will also oversee WMG's internal global digital content development program. In addition, he will work closely with WMG's technology partners to create and introduce new distribution channels for music, including authorized peer-to-peer services, new mobile music applications, and music-based video games.
"With his lengthy label experience and his understanding of the interaction of music and new media, George is an ideal candidate to help Warner Music Group continue to create the most innovative and interactive music products," said Zubillaga.
White began his career at WMG in 1996 as the Associate Director of Multimedia at Atlantic Records, working with artists such as Tori Amos, Bad Religion, Collective Soul, Hootie & The Blowfish, Matchbox Twenty, Jewel, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Rush, Stone Temple Pilots, and Sugar Ray to produce Atlantic Records' award-winning websites, innovative enhanced CDs and DVDs, and historic live webcasts. Later, White led the label's Research and Development function for online and emerging technologies. Before joining Atlantic, he held several leadership positions at the pioneering new media publisher, Voyager. White taught math and commerce to students at Ideleri Secondary School in Maragoli, Western Province, Kenya. He earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Davidson College.
About Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group (WMG) became the only stand-alone music company to be publicly traded in the United States in May 2005. With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Atlantic, Bad Boy, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire operates through numerous international affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide. For more information about Warner Music Group, visit our corporate website at www.wmg.com.