BURBANK, CA (CelebrityAccess) – Warner Bros. Records announced yesterday (Oct. 1) that Aaron Bay-Schuck has now officially joined the label as co-chairman and CEO, nearly a year after his hiring was initially announced.
Bay-Schuck, who was formerly president of A&R at Interscope Geffen A&M, had to ride out the remainder of his contract there before he could take up the new position. He now joins Tom Corson, who left his post as president/COO of RCA Records at the beginning of 2018, and is co-chairman/COO.
Commenting on the news, Warner Music Group CEO of recorded music Max Lousada said in an internal memo to the label:
“I’m happy to say that Aaron Bay-Schuck started today as Warner Bros. Records’ Co-Chairman & CEO. Aaron is at the forefront of a new generation of leaders and has a true fan’s infectious love of music. In keeping with WBR’s history as a beacon for creative pioneers, he’s one of those bright talents that both game-changing artists and gifted executives gravitate towards. He brings ambitious vision and impeccable taste to our global team.
“I also want to thank Tom for the fantastic job he’s been doing since coming on board nine months ago. With Aaron and Tom as Co-Chairs, WBR has entered a new era of reinvention, collaboration, and possibility. Tom and Aaron will make a dynamic partnership, complementing each other’s strengths, as they build the careers of diverse, influential artists.”
Going forward, Bay-Schuck, who signed Bruno Mars and has had a hand in the careers of artists such as Flo Rida, Trey Songz, Imagine Dragons, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5, Lana Del Ray and countless others, will be responsible for shaping Warner Bros. creative direction while Corson will handle the label’s operations.