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McCARROLL PRIMED FOR GIG AT AMAZON MUSIC

Look who’s back in the bigs. Industry veteran Dan McCarroll, most recently President/Head of A&R at Warner Bros. Records, has been tapped as Global Head of Originals and Artist Relations for Amazon Music. He’ll be charged with working in coordination with artists, managers and labels to create ways to optimize frontline and catalog releases via original programming as well as heading the original-programming team.

“Dan is joining the Amazon Music team with an incredibly valuable artist’s perspective,” Global Head of Programming and Content Strategy Alex Luke (Dan’s new boss) said in welcoming the new guy. “As we continue to work closely with labels and artists to deliver music in new ways, Dan is bringing decades of experience both as a former musician, and a respected industry executive to our team. Amazon Music will continue to experiment and change the way customers interact with music through voice, and there’s no one more qualified than Dan to build upon our existing global offerings. And he’s giving me drum lessons at no extra charge.”

McCarroll could barely contain his excitement at joining the rapidly expanding premium streaming service. “In a relatively short while, he noted, “Amazon Music has grown exponentially while continuing to innovate on behalf of their customers. I’m looking forward to joining this impressive, passionate team as we continue to work with the creative community to deliver the absolute best music experience. I’m also psyched about the free two-day shipping.”

Prior to his three-and-a-half-year run at WBR, which ended in July 2017, McCarroll was President of Capitol; that followed a stint at EMI Music Publishing as EVP, North American Creative. After coming on the radar in the early '90s as the drummer for Sheryl Crow’s Tuesday Night Music Club and power-pop supergroup The Greys, which led to a career as a session musician, McCarroll endured six weeks in the HITS cesspool—an experience you won’t find in any of his official executive bios through the years, but we swear he was here.

HITS LIST: AMPERSANDS
Dynamic duos (12/7a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
WINNING NOMINATIONS
I.B. Bad on music's biggest comeback (12/7a)
ON THE COVER: LADY GAGA & TONY BENNETT
It's De-Lovely. (12/7a)
CALLING THE PLAYS:
JOHN JANICK
We salute the winner and still champ. (12/7a)
SONG STREAMS:
'TIS THE SEASON
It's beginning to look a lot like Xmas. (12/6a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
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