Warner/Chappell Music names Boyarski as SVP & GM for New York


Mumbai: Warner/Chappell Music has announced that Jason Boyarski has been appointed senior vice president and general manager New York of the U.S. company. Effective immediately, Boyarski will report to Warner/Chappell Music president and Warner/Chappell Music U.S. chairman and CEO Scott Francis.

In his new position, Boyarski will oversee the U.S. company’s New York office, including the development of business strategies involving Warner/Chappell’s songwriters.  In addition, he will play a major role in the U.S. Company’s signing of songwriters and the acquisition of songwriter catalogs via strategic partnerships, joint ventures, and other new business ventures.

Francis said, "We are truly excited about Boyarski joining Warner/Chappell U.S. in a management capacity in New York. Boyarski’s extensive knowledge of the legal and creative aspects of the music publishing business, and his relationships in the legal and business community make him uniquely suited to help the company seize new songwriter and catalog opportunities. Boyarski and I worked closely together at BMG Songs, and I look forward to him leading the charge in the New York office and helping grow Warner/Chappell’s U.S. business in new and exciting ways."

Prior to joining Warner/Chappell Music, Boyarski spent almost seven years at Universal Music Publishing Group including five years at BMG Music Publishing before it was sold. In his most recent position as vice president business affairs, Boyarski served as a key business and legal executive and was involved in all facets of the company’s legal and business affairs and business development, including its U.S. music publishing catalogs and production music divisions. Boyarski was instrumental in negotiating agreements for the music publishing rights of numerous high profile artists, producers and writers including Justin Timberlake, R. Kelly, Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera, Ne-Yo, T-Pain, Linkin Park and Chris Daughtry, among many others. Additionally, Boyarski oversaw the business affairs for Universal’s production music libraries and was an integral member of Universal’s New Media Committee, where he helped develop the company’s strategies in emerging technology markets such as ringtones, video streaming and s

ubscription services.

From 2000 to 2002, Boyarski was an associate in the Trade Practices & Regulatory Law Department at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, with a general focus in music licensing, where he represented various broadcasters and webcasters in Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel rate-setting proceedings relating to the streaming of sound recordings over the Internet as well as the Radio Music Licensing Committee in its rate negotiations with BMI. Previously, Boyarski served as a law clerk in the music division at Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein, LLP, from 1998 to 2000, where he assisted in the representation of Profile Records in its sale to Arista Records.