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Amazon Hires Wx-WBR Prez Dan McCarroll, Signals Move Into Original Music Programming

Dan McCarrollDan McCarroll, the former President and head of A&R at Warner Bros. Records, has been named Amazon Music's global head of originals and artist relations.  He will work as a liaison to  artists, managers and labels to "elevate" releases through original programming on the platform.

"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," said Alex Luke, Amazon Music's Global Head of Programming and Content Strategy. "Amazon Music will continue to experiment and change the way customers interact with music through voice, and there’s no one more qualified than Dan to build upon our existing global offerings."

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"This is an exciting time to join Amazon Music," said McCarroll. "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."

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