(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Elliott Peters has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president, senior counsel and head of Digital Legal Affairs Warner Music Group (WMG). Formerly vice president, associate counsel at the company, Peters will continue to report to Dave Johnson, executive vice president and general counsel at WMG.
Peters' day-to-day duties in the new media space will include the primary legal role in the negotiation of new media deals and the formation of new business models and oversight of the rights clearance process. He has played the primary legal role in negotiating substantially all of WMG's U.S.-based new media deals.
"Over the last few years, Elliott has developed a deep understanding of the legal imperatives facing the music industry in the digital age," said Johnson. "In addition, he has played a significant part in several of our corporate transactions, including the acquisition of Word Entertainment and the sale of Warner Bros. Publications and our interest in The Columbia House Company."
"Technology and the digital revolution present an evolving legal landscape and exciting opportunities for the music industry," said Peters, "and I am thrilled to be part of such a dynamic and innovative company as Warner Music Group." –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen