Warner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group’s production music arm, announced the appointment of Randy Wachtler as president and CEO. Based in Nashville, TN, Wachtler will report to Cameron Strang, chairman and CEO, Warner/Chappell Music.
“Randy Wachtler is a world-class music industry veteran, who founded one of the cornerstones of our production music unit,” said Strang. “Having spent more than three decades working in this field, his expertise and wide range of contacts make him the ideal person to grow this high-margin, fast-growing area of our business.”
“I’m very excited to work alongside Cameron and his very talented team once again,” said Wachtler. “It’s an honor to take the reins of one of the largest production music companies in the world and help navigate this business into the future.”
Wachtler founded production music company 615 Music. The company was acquired by Warner Music Group in 2010 and he was named EVP, North America. He also 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).