Amazon Music hires former Warner Bros. Records president

Amazon Music has hired Dan McCarroll as global head of originals and artist relations. McCarroll joins the company after leaving his post as president of Warner Bros. Records last year. His resume also includes executive roles with other labels and a career as a session drummer. In the new role, he will be responsible for leading the team making exclusive, global music programming for Amazon. That includes collaboration with artists and labels.

“As we continue to work closely with labels and artists to deliver music in new ways, Dan is bringing decades of experience both as a former musician, and a respected industry executive to our team,” said Alex Luke, Amazon’s global head of programming and content strategy. “Amazon Music will continue to experiment and change the way customers interact with music through voice, and there’s no one more qualified than Dan to build upon our existing global offerings.”

“In a relatively short while, Amazon Music has grown exponentially while continuing to innovate on behalf of their customers,” McCarroll said. “I’m looking forward to joining this impressive, passionate team as we continue to work with the creative community to deliver the absolute best music experience.”

Anna Washenko