Amazon Music hires ex-Warner Bros. Records president Dan McCarroll

Amazon Music hires ex-Warner Bros. Records president Dan McCarroll

Amazon Music has hired former Warner Bros. Records president Dan McCarroll as global head of originals and artist relations. 

In his new role, McCarroll (pictured) will work closely with Amazon Music’s international leaders alongside artists, managers and labels, while managing Amazon Music's originals and artist relations team.

Alex Luke, Amazon Music's global head of programming and content strategy, said: "Dan is joining the Amazon Music team with an incredibly valuable artist's perspective. 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.

"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."

Before departing Warner Bros last year, McCarroll worked closely with artists including Dua Lipa, Linkin Park and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 

"This is an exciting time to join Amazon Music," said McCarroll. "In a relatively short while, Amazon Music has grown exponentially while continuing to innovate on behalf of their customers. 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.”

McCarroll's previous roles have included president of Capitol Records & Virgin Records label group; and EVP for EMI Music Publishing. Most recently, McCarroll has been acting as executive producer on Keith Urban’s upcoming album, Graffiti U. He is also a former session drummer, having recorded and performed with the likes of Aimee Mann, Bo Diddley, and Sheryl Crow. 

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