Previously SVP, he will manage all administration operations for the publisher across 38 offices in 24 countries.
His responsibilities will include copyright, royalty administration, tracking and other client services including royalty portal and app Score.
Esworthy will be based in Nashville and reports to global chief financial officer Tom Kelly.
“This promotion underscores the critical role that administration plays in providing Sony/ATV’s songwriters with an unrivalled level of service," said Kelly. "With Dale Esworthy, we have a seasoned and first-class executive who is focused on further enhancing our industry-leading administration operations and to deliver on our mission of being the ultimate destination for songwriters.”
Before joining Sony/ATV in 1990, Esworthy worked for accountancy firms KPMG and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
“Over my career, the company has evolved and at times transformed, but what has remained constant is the commitment of our administration professionals around the world who love and care for our songwriters and their songs," he said. "I am continually encouraged by our teams’ dedication and expertise.”
Earlier this month, Sony/ATV Music Publishing recruited Clare Cowland as its VP, human resources as new chairman/CEO Jon Platt continues to build his top team.