ADA Worldwide, the independent label and artistic arm of Warner Music Group, has appointed MaryLynne Drexler as Chief Business and Legal Affairs Officer.
Drexler joins ADA after several years with Sony Music’s The Orchard.
In his new role, ADA says Drexler will help shape global strategy while overseeing art and distribution, including acquisitions, JVs, investments, and new technologies. , and strategic alliances.
Also announced today is that Bryan Roberts has been named VP, A&R and Label Approvals for the company.
In New York, Drexler and Roberts report to ADA’s Global President, Cat Kreidich.
Drexler began his career in the music industry in 2014 at Sony Music’s RED Distribution in the Business and Legal Affairs department before transitioning to The Orchard.
Most recently he was VP, Business & Legal Affairs for The Orchard’s Fine Arts & Labels division.
Roberts joined the company earlier this summer having previously held several roles at Sony Music’s The Orchard including its Senior Director, A&R.
Working with Kreidich and the global team, ADA says Roberts will help “lead the development and growth of the company, bringing in new talent and partners.” work in a group”.
“MaryLynne is very popular. He’s the type of manager you want in your corner – a negotiator, a marketer, a big picture thinker who always puts the music and the artist first.
Kreidich said: “MaryLynne is very popular. She’s the type of manager you want in your corner – she’s a negotiator, a marketer, a big picture thinker, she’s the music and the artist. to the first.
“With him at the helm, we will continue to make art that attracts the brightest talent and sets us and our partners up for long-term success. Our entire leadership team will benefit from his leadership.
“And I’m excited to welcome Bryan to the team – his relationships and unmatched creative instincts will be game-changers. With these rewards, we are well positioned to take ADA to the next level.
“I really appreciate ADA’s commitment to celebrating independent music, and appreciate how Cat and the team have transformed the business in recent years.”
Drexler added: “I’ve always admired ADA’s commitment to celebrating independent music, and how Cat and the team have transformed the business in recent years.
“I look forward to continuing to help develop our global offering and staying true to our mission to support creatives throughout their careers. I can’t wait looking forward to building on this incredible momentum – ADA’s future is brighter than ever.World Music Business