Michael Steele Named Warner Music Group Director/Playlist Programming

Michael Steele

Michael Steele has joined Warner Music Group as Director of Playlist Programming and Curation, reports All Access.

He will be based in Nashville and will report to WMG VP, Global Optimization Lisette Paulson. In his new position, Steele will oversee custom playlists for Warner artists on streaming platforms including Spotify, Amazon, Apple, Pandora, and more.

Steele most recently worked with the Pop2Life ad agency on music integration campaigns for brands, and also created, designed, and executed The Gathering Along The Whiskey Trail, a music showcase event for Louisville’s CO5 Music. He also has a background in radio, working at KIIS-FM/L.A., INDIE 103.1/L.A., and at Westwood One as Executive Producer of Rick Dees Weekly Top 40 and Access Hollywood Radio with Billy Bush.

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