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Amazon Music hired ex-president of Warner Bros Records as Global Head of Originals and Artist Relations

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E-commerce giant Amazon’s music streaming portal Amazon Music announced Dan McCarroll will be joining as Global Head of Originals and Artist Relations, who was the most recent president of Warner Bros Records. McCarroll will now be reporting directly to Alex Luke, Global Head of Programming and Content Strategy.

McCarroll stated,

“This is an exciting time to join Amazon Music. In a relatively short while, Amazon Music has grown exponentially while continuing to innovate on behalf of their customers. I’m looking forward to joining this impressive, passionate team as we continue to work with the creative community to deliver the absolute best music experience.”

In his new role, McCarroll will work closely with Amazon Music’s international leaders alongside artists, managers and labels, while managing Amazon Music’s originals and artist relations team.

In a statement, Alex Luke, Global Head of Programming and Content Strategy, said,

“Dan is joining the Amazon Music team with an incredibly valuable artist’s perspective. As we continue to work closely with labels and artists to deliver music in new ways, Dan is bringing decades of experience both as a former musician, and a respected industry executive to our team. Amazon Music will continue to experiment and change the way customers interact with music through voice, and there’s no one more qualified than Dan to build upon our existing global offerings.”

McCarroll left Warner Bros. in July 2017 after three-plus years as a senior executive of the storied label. McCarroll’s previous roles have included president of Capitol Records & Virgin Records label group and EVP for EMI Music Publishing. Most recently, McCarroll has been acting as executive producer on Keith Urban’s upcoming album, Graffiti U. He was also a former session drummer, having recorded and performed with the likes of Aimee Mann, Bo Diddley, and Sheryl Crow.

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