Los Angeles, CA (August 7, 2013)—Warner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group's production music arm, has appointed Randy Wachtler as president and CEO, replacing Randy Thornton, who has left the company.
Wachtler, who is based in Nashville, will report to Cameron Strang, chairman and CEO, Warner/Chappell Music. "Randy Wachtler is a world-class music industry veteran, who founded one of the cornerstones of our production music unit," said Strang. "Having spent more than three decades working in this field, his expertise and wide range of contacts make him the ideal person to grow this high-margin, fast-growing area of our business."
"I'm very excited to work alongside Cameron and his very talented team once again," said Wachtler. "It's an honor to take the reins of one of the largest production music companies in the world and help navigate this business into the future."
Wachtler founded renowned production music company 615 Music which, under his leadership, earned more than 70 awards for excellence in music composition including two National Emmys. Warner Music Group acquired the company in 2010 and Wachtler was named EVP, North America, for Warner/Chappell Production Music, a post he left in January, 2012.
Wachtler co-founded the Production Music Association (PMA), is a board member of AIMP-Nashville (the Association of Independent Music Publishers), and has served on the boards of Leadership Music and NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).
Warner/Chappell Production Music consists of more than 70 catalogs, including 615 Music, Non-Stop Music, Groove Addicts, Full Tilt and CPM.
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