Hank Forsyth has joined Warner Chappell Music as EVP, strategy and business development
Based in New York, Forsyth will report to WCM co-chair & CEO Guy Moot and co-chair and COO Carianne Marshall.
“Hank comes to Warner Chappell with deep experience across the publishing, label, and biz dev spaces,” said Moot and Marshall. “He’s a passionate music fan and an outstanding strategic thinker whose diverse knowledge and business savvy will be invaluable as we bring the inspirational work of our songwriters to multiple platforms across the globe with integrity and ingenuity. We’ve embarked on an exciting new era in Warner Chappell history, and we’re very happy to welcome Hank into the fold.”
“I’m thrilled to join the Warner Chappell team,” said Forsyth. “Global opportunities for songwriters have never been greater, and the forward-thinking, creative, service-oriented culture that Guy and Carianne are nurturing makes this an incredible place to be. I look forward to working with the team globally to help build long-term careers for songwriters and deliver dynamic results for the entire catalogue.”
Forsyth was most recently COO & CFO of Blackbird Production Partners, a global media and content company, where he will remain an advisor. Prior to Blackbird, he was SVP/GM of Blue Note Records. He previously spent almost ten years with EMI Group and EMI Music Publishing, where his roles included SVP, strategy & analysis.