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Sony’s Obermann Moves To WMG As Chief Digital Officer, EVP Biz Dev

WMG-W-logoWarner Music Group has hired Sony's Ole Obermann to oversee the company’s global business development, with a focus on new digital revenue opportunities and streaming.

Obermann joins WMG after a decade with Sony Music Entertainment, most recently as EVP, Global Digital Partner Development and Sales.  As a member of WMG's senior management team, he will report to CEO Steve Cooper.


During his Sony tenure, Obermann negotiated and implemented deals with the label's digital partners and oversaw the company's digital analytics infrastructure. Obermann also spearheaded Sony’s early efforts in playlisting, including bringing playlist app FILTR to a global audience.

“It is an exciting time to be joining Warner Music Group as we accelerate streaming growth and partner with emerging technology companies to open up new sources of revenue for our artists,” said Ole Obermann “I look forward to working closely with Steve and our global leadership to sharpen Warner’s competitive edge, and build on the company’s position as the most artist-friendly and innovative music company.”

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