The Production Music Association, which promotes and protects the rights and interests of publishers and composers of music for use in film, television, radio and new media has elected Warner/Chappell Production Music CEO Randy Thornton to the post of Chairman, effective immediately.
Thornton serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Warner Chappell Production Music. As a founding partner of Non-Stop Music in 1981, Randy Thornton has been involved in all aspects of the production music business including composing, producing, performing, licensing, and business administration. In 2007, Non-Stop Music was acquired by the Warner Music Group and Non-Stop became the foundation for the now Warner Chappell Production Music operation. As worldwide head of production music for Warner/Chappell, Thornton oversees offices in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, Munich, Paris and Stockholm, with additional international operations in virtually every major production center in the world.
“I am excited and honored to serve as the Chairman of the Production Music Association,” said Randy Thornton. “Having served as a board member for a number of years, I have gained a real appreciation and respect for the ongoing work that the PMA is involved with, helping to strengthen and uphold the value of music as well as offer educational opportunities for the next generation of our industry. I look forward to working with our membership to help bring about positive change and awareness of critical issues impacting our industry’s long-term sustainability.”