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David Bither to become Co-President of Warner’s Nonesuch Records

By | Published on Friday 20 November 2015

Nonesuch Records

Warner Music yesterday announced that David Bither, a long time exec at Nonesuch Records, will become Co-President of the label at the start of next year.

The promotion follows the announcement in September that current Nonesuch President, Bob Hurwitz, plans to slowly step down from the top job at Warner division. The two men will work as Co-Presidents next year, before Bither takes over that job on his lonesome in 2017. Though Hurwitz plans to continue working with the label even then, mainly as an executive producer on some of its releases.

Overall Warner Music boss Steve Cooper is obviously thrilled about the development. “I am thrilled that David will be assuming the Nonesuch presidency as Bob transitions into his new role”, said he. “David has been involved with the label for more than 30 years, and we are truly fortunate to have someone with his deep knowledge and experience take over the helm”.

Hurwitz, meanwhile, said, “I have worked closely with David Bither for the last 30 years, and throughout that time he has been a terrific friend and colleague. He has made deeply meaningful contributions to Nonesuch and has been an integral part of our culture. Now that we have arrived at this moment, there is no one more suited to take Nonesuch into the future. I’m delighted that our artists, team and label will be in his hands”.