"Soundtracks are not only an increasingly important source of revenue for the Music Group, but a critical component of cross-divisional initiatives within AOL Time Warner."
——Roger Ames, Chairman/CEO, WMG


Position Created for Veteran Executive
Grammy Award-winning producer "Oh" Danny "Boy" Bramson has been named to the newly created position of President, Warner Music Group Soundtracks.

Bramson has overseen the development of soundtracks for WMG's Warner Bros. Records since 1996, having served most recently as the company's Executive VP, Soundtrack Development. In his new position, Bramson will oversee film music as well as soundtrack albums for the entire WMG family of record companies including Atlantic, Elektra, Maverick and Warner Bros. Records.

"We are fortunate to have one of the entertainment industry's most successful music supervisors and soundtrack producers overseeing this vital area for Warner Music Group," said Roger Ames, Chairman/CEO, WMG. "Soundtracks are not only an increasingly important source of revenue for the Music Group, but a critical component of cross-divisional initiatives within AOL Time Warner. Danny's reputation is simply unmatched in this field, and we are delighted that in this new position he will be able to apply his expertise and vision to soundtracks from all of our labels."

Based in Burbank, Bramson will report to Scott Pascucci, President of Warner Strategic Marketing.

Pascucci added, "Danny's creative instincts combined with his ability to collaborate with directors, recording artists and producers alike has spawned some of the most successful and critically acclaimed soundtracks of the last two decades. He has made the marriage of music and film an art form, and we're delighted that in his new capacity, he can develop more first rate soundtracks and scores with the resources of Warner Music Group and Warner Strategic Marketing behind him."

In 2001, Bramson produced and/or executive produced four soundtracks for Warner Bros. Records. Three of the four soundtracks, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Vanilla Sky, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, received Oscar nominations, with the latter winning for Best Score.

Bramson is currently working on the Maverick Records soundtrack to New Line Cinema's upcoming Austin Powers film as well as the Warner/Reprise soundtrack to New Line's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Other major soundtrack releases from Warner Music Group this year include Lava/Atlantic Records' Scooby Doo and Warner Sunset/Nonesuch/Atlantic's soundtrack to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

Since joining Warner Bros. Records in 1996 as Senior VP, Soundtrack Development, Bramson has been responsible for numerous gold and platinum-selling soundtracks for the label including: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999, Platinum); Magnolia (1999, Gold); Practical Magic (1999, Gold); City Of Angels (1998, five-times Platinum); Batman & Robin (1997, Platinum); and Phenomenon (1996, Platinum). Bramson's soundtrack work for other labels includes Almost Famous (2000, Gold), Jerry Maguire (1996, Platinum), Nutty Professor (1996, Platinum) and Singles (1992, Platinum), among others.