Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) has announced the promotion of Monica Lee to president, Asia-Pacific.
Based in Hong Kong and reporting to WCM chairman and CEO Jon Platt, Lee will oversee the publisher’s operations across the region.
After a string of A&R roles at Universal Records and PolyGram Records in Taiwan, Lee joined WCM in 2002 as creative director for Taiwan and had served as SVP of the Asia-Pacific division since 2009. While in that role, she expanded Warner/Chappell activities in developing markets including South Korea and China, and fostered increased collaboration between local and international songwriters.
Lee commented: “Warner/Chappell Music is home to some of the most inspiring and creative people I’ve ever met - songwriters and staff alike - and it’s their endless strength, support and drive that make us stand out. I’m extremely honoured to be appointed President, Asia-Pacific, and to continue working alongside Jon and the very talented global Warner/Chappell team as we further expand our activities across Asia.”
Platt added: “Under Monica’s impressive direction, Warner/Chappell has built an outstanding reputation across the Asia-Pacific songwriting community and throughout the region’s music industry. From signing promising new talent and helping steer the careers of established songwriters, to strategically aligning with digital partners and growing our presence in key markets, Monica is a vital member of our senior team. I look forward to working with her as we take Warner/Chappell and its songwriters to new heights in this vibrant and diverse region.”