Stu Bergen

Warner Music Group’s CEO of international and global commercial services, Stu Bergen, has announced that he is stepping down at the end of January 2021.

“In the meantime, I’ll give my all to a smooth and seamless transition, before starting a new chapter of exciting professional, personal, and philanthropic pursuits,” wrote Bergen in an email to colleagues yesterday.

It’s an amicable departure, with WMG’s recorded music boss Max Lousada praising Bergen as “an influential member of our global leadership team, a devoted supporter of our artists, and a passionate champion of our team… an ambitious catalyst for change, helping us build a truly global platform for growth”.

The replacement plans for Bergen will be announced “in due course”. In separate news within the extended WMG family, short-lived TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer is joining Access Industries as a senior media advisor.

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Stuart Dredge

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