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Warner Music hires Robert Kyncl as CEO

Warner Music hires Robert Kyncl as CEO
In brief

Warner Music Group has appointed ex-YouTube chief business officer Robert Kyncl as its CEO.

Kyncl will start on 1 January 2023 and will serve as co-CEO with Steve Cooper for the first month to “ensure a smooth leadership transition”.

After Cooper’s exit, Kyncl will become the sole CEO and take his board seat on WMG’s board of directors.

Kyncl was chief business officer at YouTube for 12 years and prior to that held content and management roles at Netflix and HBO amongst other companies.

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