NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) – Warner Chappell Music has hired Hank Forsyth as executive vp strategy and business development, the company announced Tuesday (July 16).
In his new role, Forsyth will develop and implement strategic initiatives to boost results for the publisher’s songwriters and catalog.
“Hank comes to Warner Chappell with deep experience across the publishing, label, and biz dev spaces,” said Warner Chappell co-chair and CEO Guy Moot and co-chair and COO Carianne Marshall in a joint statement. “He’s a passionate music fan and an outstanding strategic thinker whose diverse knowledge and business savvy will be invaluable as we bring the inspirational work of our songwriters to multiple platforms across the globe with integrity and ingenuity.”
“I’m thrilled to join the Warner Chappell team,” added Forsyth. “Global opportunities for songwriters have never been greater, and the forward-thinking, creative, service-oriented culture that Guy and Carianne are nurturing makes this an incredible place to be. I look forward to working with the team globally to help build long-term careers for songwriters and deliver dynamic results for the entire catalog.”
Forsyth previously served as COO and CFO of the media and content company Blackbird Production Partners, where he will remain as an advisor. He’s also held positions at Blue Note Records, EMI Group and EMI Music Publishing.
He will be based out of Warner Chappell’s New York office.