PARIS, France (CelebrityAccess) — Thierry Chassagne, President of Warner Music France, has been appointed as Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite, a Knight of France’s prestigious National Order of Merit.
The honor was conferred upon Chassagne by French music executive Bernard de Bosson, who was a central figure in the formation and growth of Warner Music France, leading the company for 17 years. A number of artists were on hand for the ceremony as well, including Jean-Louis Aubert, Dany Brillant, Serge Lama, Christophe Maé, Gérard Manset, Line Renaud, Passi and Alain Souchon.
Membership in the chivalric order is bestowed on individuals with distinguished military or civil achievements – “acts of devotion, bravery, generosity, real merit or a measurable commitment to serving others or France.”
Warner Music Group CEO Steve Cooper said: “Thierry is one of the most admired and accomplished executives in the music business. Since joining WMG 13 years ago, he has led Warner Music France into an era of great artistry and accomplishment. This is a wonderful recognition of all he has done for artists, music, and his country."