Highly regarded music government Alain Veille (pictured) has been named President of Warner Music France.
He will succeed legendary music exec Thierry Chassagne, who’s retiring after 35 years within the music enterprise.
Veille, who has been with Warner for practically 20 years, is presently Managing Director, Digital and Export Director for the corporate.
The management transition will take impact on January 1, and Veille will report back to Stu Bergen, Warner Music’s CEO, International and Global Commercial Services.
Alain Veille started his music profession in 1993 at Sony Music France, the place he undertook particular advertising initiatives.
He moved to Universal Music France in 1997, spending 4 years on the firm, overseeing areas such as TV advertising.
He joined Warner Music Group in 2001 as Managing Director of WEA France, simply as the corporate was starting its evolution from a standard bodily distribution arm to a full companies group encompassing promoting, enterprise improvement, content material creation, CRM, information administration, D2C, and social media.
In 2018, reflecting these modifications, Veille took up his present function of Managing Director, Digital of Warner Music France.
Chassagne was the longest serving chief in Warner Music France’s historical past, and he leaves on a excessive with preliminary figures suggesting 2019/20 will show to be its most profitable ever monetary yr.
He took over the working of the corporate in 2004 and oversaw its merger with Parlophone in 2013.
“I leave the music industry with immense gratitude to all the people with whom I’ve worked over the years. I was lucky enough to be able to make my passion my profession, alongside inspiring and legendary artists.”
Over the course of his profession, Chassagne has been instrumental within the success of many artists such as Amir, Aya Nakamura, Christophe Maé, Ninho, Passi, and Soprano.
In addition, he has labored with icons such as Alain Souchon, Jean-Louis Aubert, Johnny Hallyday, Julien Clerc, NTM, Pascal Obispo, Renaud, Serge Lama and Véronique Sanson.
Chassagne additionally developed the French careers of artists such as Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, James Blunt, Oasis, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Muse.
Elsewhere, Chassagne turned the President of SCPP, the French neighboring rights amassing society, in 2016.
“This is a historic day for our business in France. Alain is the perfect choice to build on Thierry’s legacy and support our artists and team today and in the future.”
Stu Bergen stated: “This is a historic day for our business in France. Alain is the perfect choice to build on Thierry’s legacy and support our artists and team today and in the future.
“Warner Music France is one of our company’s jewels, with a cultural thread that connects the legends of Edith Piaf and Johnny Hallyday to the contemporary sounds of Aya Nakamura and Ninho.
Added Bergen: “Thierry is a legendary music man who has made deep and long-lasting contributions not only to our company, but to the fabric of the French music industry during a period of unprecedented transformation in the business.
“He’s also been a true friend to me over the years, as well as a mentor to generations of rising talent within the business.
“He never forgets that this is a people business and always takes the time to get to know everyone personally. Three years ago, I had the privilege of being in Paris when Thierry was made a Knight of the National Order of Merit by the President of France – a richly deserved honor for an incomparable music lover and brilliant leader. I wish him a long and healthy retirement.”
“I want to thank Thierry for his leadership and friendship over so many years. He’s taught me so much, and I wish him great happiness for many years to come.”
Alain Veille added: “I’m delighted to have been invited to take on the Presidency of Warner Music France. It’s not just a senior leadership role; it’s an opportunity to help shape the culture of our country and elevate our fantastic artists onto the global stage.
“I want to thank Thierry for his leadership and friendship over so many years. He’s taught me so much, and I wish him great happiness for many years to come. And I thank Stu for this wonderful new opportunity.”
Thierry Chassagne stated: “I’ve loved leading the passionate and inspired team at Warner Music France over the last 16 years.
“We’re a real family and look after each other – no more so than in the last few months. I leave the music industry with immense gratitude to all the people with whom I’ve worked over the years.
“I was lucky enough to be able to make my passion my profession, alongside inspiring and legendary artists.
“I’m confident that Alain, with who I’ve worked for many years, will successfully take on the challenge of running Warner Music France.”Music Business Worldwide