Warner Music Group is making some interesting appointments at the moment. We reported on its hiring of The Orchard co-founder Scott Cohen earlier this week. Now WMG has appointed former Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton as non-executive chairman of its board. He’ll combine the job with his current role as chairman of Snapchat’s parent company Snap, Inc.
“Michael’s global expertise will make him a tremendous asset as we explore new business opportunities and pioneer a new definition of what a music company can achieve. I’m looking forward to working with him and the entire Board to continue the company’s evolution,” said WMG boss Steve Cooper. “Michael’s accomplished career across music, film, TV, publishing, and social media brings a valuable perspective to the WMG Board,” added Len Blavatnik, chairman of WMG’s parent company Access Industries.