Warner Music announces new team for international Artist Services team
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Morgan Hughes promoted to Head of Creative and Russell Fogden joins from Bravado as Head of Commercial
Warner Music has announced a new dual leadership for its international Artist Services team based in London. Morgan Hughes steps up to the new role of Head of Creative and Russell Fogden joins from Bravado as Head of Commercial.
Artist Services is a division of WEA, Warner Music’s global artist and label services arm, and it supports artists in areas including direct-to-fan sales, merchandising, ticketing, website design and VIP fan club experiences.
Fogden and Hughes will be based in Warner Music’s London offices and report to Emmy Lovell, EVP, WEA Europe. Artist Services’ US operations are not affected by the change.
Emmy Lovell concludes: “Bringing Russell Fogden to Team WEA is a major coup. He’s hugely respected by artists, management and retailers and is well-placed to help us deliver the sort of integrated strategic campaigns that will benefit all our partners. And to have the brilliant Morgan Hughes as his creative partner means that we’ve really got a dream team there to drive the most cutting edge campaigns in the industry.”
Russell Fogden was Vice President of Retail and Sales at Bravado, where he ran campaigns for artists and coordinated retail partnerships for entertainment brands from Peaky Blinders to Disney. He was part of the team that created the infrastructure and implemented systems that enabled Bravado to work with major retailers around the world.
He launched retail collections to support Justin Bieber’s Purpose and Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next tours, as well as being involved in the running of a campaign that saw Kanye West pop-up shops open in 21 cities across the globe on the same weekend. He has also recently created pop-up shops for Billie Eilish, BT21 and Yungblud, as well as facilitating major artist and retail partnerships, including the Rolling Stones’ installation in leading London department store Selfridges.
He began his career at Bravado working on the concessions side of the business, running merch sales at major events including Oasis and Robbie Williams’ huge shows at Knebworth and Eminem’s three nights at the Milton Keynes Bowl, as well as numerous festivals. He also worked on many big sporting events, including the 2012 London Olympics.
Source Warner Music Group
January 15, 2020 12:10am ET by Pressparty