Carianne Marshall Named COO, Warner/Chappell Music
Carianne Marshall will join Warner/Chappell Music as COO, it was announced today by Warner/Chappell Chairman & CEO Jon Platt. Marshall was most recently Partner, Head of Creative Services, and Head of Creative Licensing at SONGS, the prominent independent music publisher, where she worked closely with songwriters such as Lorde, The Weeknd, Diplo, and DJ Mustard, among many others. Beginning in June, Marshall will report to Platt and will be based at the company's Los Angeles headquarters. The move is the latest in a series of appointments made by Platt that have strengthened Warner/Chappell’s global leadership team.
“Everything we do revolves around our songwriters, and Carianne has epitomized that philosophy throughout her career – creating exceptional moments for songwriters, while helping build an indie publisher into a major global force,” said Jon Platt. “She’s passionate, dynamic, and forward-thinking; songwriters love her; and she has forged great relationships across the industry. As the latest addition to my senior management group, she will pioneer innovative opportunities for our songwriters and work with me to evolve the Warner/Chappell culture into the future. I’m pleased to welcome her to our world-class team.”
“I am thrilled to be joining Jon and his accomplished team at Warner/Chappell,” said Carianne Marshall. “It’s been a great privilege to empower songwriters, and I eagerly anticipate continuing to do so at a company with such a deep well of talent. Warner/Chappell has committed to developing its roster and people while creating a supportive environment for the global songwriting community, and I’m excited to help reinforce and build upon this legacy. I can think of no better place to be right now, and of no better person to learn from and collaborate with than Jon.”
Carianne Marshall joined SONGS as a Partner in 2006, helping build the acclaimed independent music publishing company and developing a roster of over 300 songwriters. At SONGS, she was the company’s executive leader on the West Coast, consistently posting double-digit revenue growth, while overseeing a creative licensing staff responsible for placing compositions by SONGS’ writers in film, television, commercials, video games, and other visual media and was responsible for developing and nurturing the non-top 40 roster. She has been named to Billboard’s prestigious Women in Music list for the past three years running.
Marshall previously spent three years as Director of Motion Picture and Television Music for Universal Music Publishing Group, prior to which she worked in the Film/Television Music division of DreamWorks Music Publishing from 2000-2003. Marshall began her music industry career at Los Angeles-based VOX Productions, where she did live music production, while managing and booking local bands. In 1996, she joined Elektra Entertainment Group, working in Marketing & College Radio Promotion. She holds a BA degree in Communications from USC.