WMG Taps Sony EVP Rob Wisenthal As COO

NEW YORK (AP) — Warner Music Group today announced that Sony EVP Rob Wiesenthal has been appointed Chief Operating Officer, a new position, effective January 1. Wiesenthal will be based in New York and report directly to CEO Steve Cooper.

As a member of WMG’s senior management team, Wiesenthal’s responsibilities will include global corporate development across WMG’s recorded music and music publishing operations, identifying new business models and helping to drive growth through investments and acquisitions.

Wiesenthal joins WMG from Sony Corporation where he has served in various leadership roles including Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Sony Corporation of America; Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer, Sony Entertainment Inc.; and Group Executive, Sony Corporation. He was also a member of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Operating Committee and sat on the Board of Directors for Sony Music Entertainment and Sony Ericsson.