Highly Respected Media Executive is CEO of VICE Media Group
Thomas H. Lee appointed Director Emeritus of WMG
NEW YORK, July 13, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Warner Music Group Corp. (âWMGâ) today announced the election of Nancy Dubuc to the Company’s Board of Directors, including as Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Executive Committee, effective today.
At the same time, Thomas H. Lee announced his intention to step down from the company’s board of directors after more than 17 years of service. In 2004, he led the group of investors that bought the company from Time Warner. In light of his many contributions to the Warner Music Group, Lee was awarded the title of Director Emeritus.
Dubuc is currently CEO of VICE Media Group, the largest independent youth media company. Since joining VICE in 2018, she has led the expansion and cultural transformation of the company’s global operations. Prior to joining VICE, Dubuc was President and CEO of A + E Networks. Over the course of her career, she has built a reputation as an inspiring designer with a history of exceptional success in innovative programming. She was appointed to Fortunethe list of the 50 most influential businesswomen, Hollywood journalist‘s annual Power 100, and Vanity FairList of new establishments. She also currently serves on the board of directors of Vice Media LLC and Flutter Entertainment PLC.
Len Blavatnik, Founder and President of Access Industries, said, âNancy is an exceptional addition to the Board of Directors. Her background in visual and digital media, combined with her knowledge of youth culture and the entertainment market, make her well positioned to help guide the growth of WMG. I would also like to thank Tom for his many years of valuable service on the Board of Directors, and I am delighted that we will be able to call on his expertise in the future.
Nancy Dubuc noted: âMusic now lives in many different forms, across cultures, technologies and media. Warner’s dynamic and holistic approach to creativity and commerce, along with the powerful value proposition it offers to artists and songwriters, make it a truly progressive and exciting company. I look forward to working with all of the board members to help chart the years to come.
Thomas Lee said, âWarner Music Group has experienced tremendous development over the past 17 years. It has been gratifying to help the company drive its transformation and achieve unprecedented growth. I am honored that Len and the Board of Directors have asked me to continue serving the company I admire so much.
About Warner Music Group
With a legacy stretching back over 200 years, Warner Music Group (WMG) today brings together artists, songwriters and entrepreneurs who are changing entertainment culture around the world. Operating in over 70 countries through a network of affiliates and licensees, WMG’s Recorded Music division includes renowned labels such as Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, Elektra, Erato, First Night, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin ‘, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Music Nashville. WMG’s music publishing arm, Warner Chappell Music, has a catalog of over one million copyrights spanning all genres of music, from the standards of the Great American Songbook to the greatest hits of the 21st century. Warner Music Group is also home to ADA, the independent artist and record label services company, as well as consumer brands such as Songkick, the live music app; EMP, the e-merchandise merchant; and UPROXX, the cultural destination for young people. Follow WMG on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
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