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Warner Music hires Jay Mehta as new India MD

By | Published on Tuesday 10 March 2020

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Warner Music has announced that it is expanding its presence in India with the hiring of Jay Mehta as its new Managing Director for the territory. He joins from Sony Music India, where he has been Director Of Digital Business since 2016.

“Music is a way of life here in India, a valuable pillar of our culture”, says Mehta. “There’s so much talent hungry for opportunity, and I’m looking forward to signing and serving a wide diversity of local artistry. India’s growing music audience will also benefit from this move, as we not only amplify our new rising stars, but Warner’s global superstars as well”.

Warner’s EVP for Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and India, Alfonso Perez-Soto, adds: “With a dynamic and vibrant music scene, India is a natural place for Warner to grow presence. It’s a market that’s increasingly embracing international repertoire, as well as developing its own music scene beyond the traditional dominance of Bollywood. Jay is a brilliant creative and commercial leader and we all look forward to supporting him and his team as he spearheads our efforts in this growing region”.

As well as India, Mehta will also oversee activities in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Prior to moving into the music industry with his role at Sony three and a half years ago, he previously worked in the radio and telecoms industries.