SYDNEY, NSW (CelebrityAccess) — Warner Music announced the hiring of Australian label veteran Dan Rosen as President of Warner Music Australasia.
Rosen, who will take up his new duties on February 1st, comes to Warner after more than a decade as CEO of recorded music trade association ARIA, and collection society PPCA.
When he starts his new gig, Rosen will report to Stu Bergen, CEO, International and Global Commercial Services, Warner Recorded Music and step into the role vacated by Niko Nordström, who is relocating to Finland for a new role as Managing Director of Warner Music Finland and VP, Warner Music Nordics.
Dan Rosen began his music industry career as a recording artist, founding the band Second Dan, which first made a name for itself in 2003 when they won Australian radio station Triple J’s iconic Unearthed Competition.
The band went on to perform across Australia and the U.S., supporting a supporting other artists as well as playing major festivals.
Rosen later put his career as an artist on pause while studying international law and business at New York University on a Fulbright Scholarship.
In 2010, he returned to Australia for a role at ARIA, where he gained a reputation as an advocate for artist rights, including in 2015 when the Australian government legislated to block access to copyright infringing websites.
“I am honoured to have been given the opportunity to take up the leadership of such an iconic Australian record company and would like to thank Niko for his hard work and dedication to the local industry over the last three and a half years. This is an exciting and dynamic time for music, with an explosion in opportunities across streaming and social media, especially given the levelling of traditional barriers in genre and geography. I am also very aware that the challenges of the pandemic demand that we remain very focused on protecting creators’ rights. I’m looking forward to collaborating with the world-class team at Warner, expanding our investment in local talent, and strengthening the impact of Australia and New Zealand artists on the global stage,” Rosen said.