Thursday, February 22, 2018

Amazon Music hires former Warner exec to head up artist relations team | UNLIMITED | CMU

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Amazon Music has appointed former record label exec Dan McCarroll to the role of Global Head Of Originals And Artist Relations. McCarroll, most recently with Warner Music, will head up Amazon’s artist relations department, which manages the company’s relationships with artists and managers, and also lead the team that seek to create exclusive content with specific acts.

His new boss, Amazon Music’s Global Head Of Programming And Content Strategy, Alex Luke, says: “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”.

McCarroll himself adds: “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”.

Although a late arrival to the streaming party, some reckon Amazon could as yet become the third major global player in streaming music – alongside Apple and Spotify – mainly on the back of its Echo device and Alexa voice-activated assistant.


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