Warner Music opens office in Peru


Warner Music Group

Warner Music has opened a new affiliate in Peru, one of the fastest-growing music markets in Latin America. Warner Music Peru will be based in Lima and headed by Country Manager Angela Sarmiento Vera.

Sarmiento Vera is heading the operation after working at Warner Music Colombia for the last six years in various marketing roles. She will report to Maria Mercedes Montejo, General Manager, Warner Music Andean Region.

Iñigo Zabala, President, Latin America and Iberia, Warner Music, says: “The music market in Peru is surging as more people sign-up to digital services. This has opened up huge opportunities for our existing artists, who are travelling there in increasing numbers. Angela has the experience and skills to help them build deeper relationships with local influencers and fans alike. We’re also excited about building our A&R team so we can nurture some of the amazing local talent there.”

Maria Motejo adds: “Peru’s an essential destination for artists from across Latin America and it’s also developed its own incredible local music scene. Growing digital and neighbouring rights income means the market in Peru is as commercially sustainable as it’s creatively sparkling. It’s a great moment to open an office in Lima.”

Angela Sarmiento Vera concludes: “I’m honored to be taking up the new role of General Manager of Warner Music Peru. I look forward to welcoming our international artists to Lima, as well as working with local talent as we grow the business.”

Angela Sarmiento Vera began her career working for Grupo Editorial Norma, a book publishing company based in Colombia. She subsequently worked for Bogotá-based PR agency Fabiola Morera. She joined Warner Music Colombia in 2012 as Head of Press and TV, before becoming Label Marketing Manager and then being promoted to Director of Marketing

April 25, 2019 3:15pm ET by Warner Music Group  

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