Warner/Chappell Production Music Appoints President, CEO

Randy Wachtler

Randy Wachtler

Warner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group’s production music arm, has appointed Randy Wachtler as President & CEO. Wachtler is based in Nashville and will report to Cameron Strang, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music. Wachtler replaces Randy Thornton, who has left the company.

Wachtler founded production music company 615 Music, which has earned more than 70 awards for excellence in music composition including two National Emmy awards. The company was acquired by Warner Music Group in 2010 and Wachtler was named EVP, North America, for Warner/Chappell Production Music, a post he left in January 2012.

Randy co-founded the Production Music Association (PMA), is a board member of AIMP-Nashville (the Association of Independent Music Publishers), and has served on the boards of Leadership Music and NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences).


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