Ole Obermann has been the Chief Digital Officer and Executive Vice President of Business Development at Warner Music Group Corp. since November 2016. He served as Vice President of Digital Business Development for Europe at Sony BMG and from 2006 to 2016, Mr. Obermann worked at Sony Music Entertainment, where he was most recently Executive VP, Digital Partner Development and Sales.
During his Sony tenure, he negotiated and implemented deals with Sony’s network of global digital partners including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Google, and Vevo, as well as new deals with Facebook and many other digital services. He was instrumental in Sony’s audio and video streaming strategy and oversaw the buildout of Sony’s digital analytics infrastructure. Prior to his employment at Sony, he was Managing Director of Liquid Digital Media, a leading digital music infrastructure provider. He also previously worked at McKinsey & Co and he began his career as a Product Manager for RCA Records.1
In June, 2019, it was revealed as Obermann announced an exit from the label, that Warner Music topped $1 billion in quarterly revenue based on its growth in digital and artist services and expanded-rights revenue.2
He has been a Director at Mobile Entertainment Forum since May 2006. He holds a BA degree in International Relations from Colgate University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.