Monday, March 03, 2008

Warners hire Napster exec

Warners have snapped up former Napster executive Leanne Sharman to develop their digital services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It's important to get your digital strategy right, and to have the right people in place:

Sharman will report in to Eric Daugan, Warner's vice president of digital business for EMEA.

"The breadth of her experience will be invaluable as we evaluate opportunities in music, music-related and wider entertainment sectors, and her proven ability as a dealmaker, coupled with her high-level understanding of new technologies and business models, makes her a great fit for the team," said Daugan.

Sharman's skills are such that she's been kicking her heels for almost a year after Napster, erm, scaled back its UK operations so much it no longer needed a UK office or executive. Before that, she was with Vivendi's Europe. That, of course, got closed down back in 2003.