Warner Bros. Records has secured a top hire in award-winning music supervisor PJ Bloom, who joins the major label as Senior Vice President, Film & Television Music and Soundtracks.
Bloom is best known for his work as the music supervisor for the entire Glee franchise.
His catalogue holds the record for most charted songs by a single act in Billboard Hot 100 chart history, and has earned two Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, two ASCAP Pop Awards and four BMI Awards.
It boasts a soundtrack sales tally of more than 50 million singles and 15 million albums worldwide.
In his new role, Bloom will oversee the placement of WBR’s roster in television, movies and evolving areas of visual media, as well as spearhead the acquisition of soundtrack properties on behalf of the label.
He will be based in the company’s Burbank headquarters, reporting to Peter Gray, Warner Bros. Records EVP/GM.
“PJ is one of the preeminent executives in film and television music today. He will immediately elevate WBR’s profile in the areas of film, television and soundtracks.”
cameron strang, warner bros. records
Cameron Strang, Warner Bros. Records Chairman & CEO said: “PJ is one of the preeminent executives in film and television music today.
“He will immediately elevate WBR’s profile in the areas of film, television and soundtracks, which have proven to be a powerful force in breaking new artists and expanding awareness for our artists and their music.”
Bloom added: “I’m thrilled to start this new chapter in my professional life and am humbled by the opportunity to contribute to the evolution of WBR.
“Cameron Strang and Peter Gray’s decision to bring a career music supervisor into this role signifies the label’s commitment to fundamental change within the field and acknowledges the importance of synchronization to WBR’s success.”
“Cameron Strang and Peter Gray’s decision to bring a career music supervisor into this role signifies the label’s commitment to fundamental change within the field and acknowledges the importance of synchronization to WBR’s success.
“I am truly honored to work with the entire label team on one of the best rosters in the business. Under Cameron’s leadership, we will expand further and dive deeper into the world to which I’ve dedicated my career.”
Bloom has created soundtracks for more than 1,000 episodes of television and 50 films, as well as video games, advertisements and amusement park thrill rides.
As well as collaborating with Steven Spielberg, Ryan Murphy, Michael Mann, Jerry Bruckheimer and Ridley Scott, Bloom is a partner in Neophonic Music & Media, whose credits include productions such as American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Vinyl, Westworld and The People vs. O.J. Simpson.
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