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Ole Obermann Named To Senior Digital Role At WMG

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Warner Music Group has tapped Ole Obermann to serve in the post of Chief Digital Officer and Executive VP, Business Development.

In his new role, Obermann will oversee the company’s global business development strategy, including finding new ways to leverage WMG's assets for digital revenue while expanding the company's streaming acitivities.

Obermann joins WMG following a decade with Sony Music Entertainment. During his Sony tenure, he negotiated and implemented deals with Sony’s network of global digital partners. At Sony, he played a key role developing the company's audio and video streaming strategy and oversaw the buildout of Sony’s digital analytics infrastructure.

In addition, Obermann spearheaded Sony’s early efforts in playlisting, including bringing playlist app FILTR to a global audience, and leading an initiative to engage with artists and managers to foster understanding, collaboration and commercial opportunity across the streaming ecosystem.

Prior to joining Sony, Obermann served as the Managing Director of Liquid Digital Media, a digital music infrastructure company. He holds a BA degree in International Relations from Colgate University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. – Staff Writers