As Chairman and CEO, Cameron Strang oversees legendary record label Warner Bros. Records as well as WMG's Music Publishing & Catalog Development division, which includes Warner/Chappell Music and Rhino Entertainment. Warner Bros. Records is one of the most successful recording companies in music history and home to some of the most influential and innovative artists of our time. Warner/Chappell Music is a global music publishing company and contains one of the world's greatest collections of musical compositions, ranging from well-known standards to new songs by emerging artists. Rhino Entertainment-which includes Rhino Records, WMG Custom Products, and WMG Film, Television & Commercial Licensing-looks after the development of Warner Music Group's vast recorded music catalog of extraordinary artists, and provides support and assistance to the company's frontline labels.
Previously, Strang was the founder of Southside Independent Music Publishing, which was formed in 2004 and a...
Nate Ruess, lead singer of the multi-platinum, Grammy award winning indie-rock band fun., has been performing since he was a teenager, first as the lead singer of The Format. While touring with The Format, Ruess met Jack Antonoff on tour, who was leading his own band Steel Train at the time. In 2008, Nate and Jack decided to combine forces, and along with Andrew Dost, became fun.
The band's critically acclaimed sophomore album, Some Nights, featuring the chart-topping singles "We Are Young," "Some Nights," "Carry On," was praised by The New York Times for its "grandiose pop tunes with complex structures, soaring hooks, and pensive verses." In 2013, fun. took home two Grammy Awards (Best New Artist and Song Of The Year) and Some Nights was certified platinum. In addition to his success with fun., Ruess collaborated with pop singer Pink in 2013 on the pop ballad, "Just Give Me A Reason." The single was nominated for two 2014 Grammy Awards (Song Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group...
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Singer/songwriter Nate Ruess talks about the process of being signed and developed by a record label, and Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang explains his company's approach to artist discovery and investment, in response to questions from Stanford Professor Tina Seelig.