Warner Bros. Records Promotes Emio Zizza to SVP and Head of Business & Legal Affairs

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced that Emio Zizza has been promoted to Head of Business & Legal Affairs, while retaining his title as Senior Vice President. Zizza, who joined WBR in 2007, will relocate from New York to the label's headquarters in Burbank, California. In his new post, he reports directly to Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Records.

"Emio brings outstanding business savvy and a true artist-oriented sensibility to his new position on our senior management team," said Cameron Strang. "It's the perfect combination for the WBR culture, so it gives me great pleasure to announce this richly deserved promotion and welcome him to our top legal post."

"I'm thrilled to be taking on this new role during a time of rapid change in our industry," said Emio Zizza. "Under Cameron's leadership, WBR is in the midst of a creative resurgence, and I'm looking forward to working closely with our fantastic executive team and brilliant roster of artists to help chart our future. I want to thank Cameron for this exciting new opportunity."

Zizza began his music industry career in 1996 at Arista Records, working under label founder Clive Davis. In 2000, he joined Davis at the latter's newly formed J Records as Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs, continuing in that role when J and RCA Records came together under the RCA Music Group umbrella in 2002. Zizza joined Warner Bros. Records five years later. Alongside his executive post, Zizza is an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University School of Law, where he teaches courses in Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Entertainment Law, and Law of the Music Industry


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. Its reputation and extraordinary roster of new and established recording artists is unparalleled, and its collective influence on pop culture is without precedent. With a visionary approach toward discovering and nurturing musical talent, the Warner Bros. Records family of labels is currently home to an impressive generation of major artists. The Warner Bros. roster includes Damon Albarn, Lily Allen, Avenged Sevenfold, The Black Keys, Michael Bublé, Gary Clark Jr., Biffy Clyro, Jason Derulo, The Flaming Lips, Foals, Green Day, Josh Groban, Jenny Lewis, Linkin Park, Mastodon, Muse, Nico & Vinz, Robert Plant, Prince, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Damien Rice, Regina Spektor, Tegan and Sara, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wu-Tang Clan, Neil Young, and many others. Up-and-coming artists include Bebe Rexha, Big Data, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Death from Above 1979, Echosmith, JEFF The Brotherhood, ILoveMakonnen, Kimbra, Lianne La Havas, Jake Miller, Priory, Royal Blood, and Wavves. The rich and diversified catalog on the Warner Bros. family of labels includes recordings by Black Sabbath, Miles Davis, Dire Straits, the Grateful Dead, the Kinks, Madonna, Randy Newman, the Ramones, Talking Heads, James Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Van Morrison, Van Halen and others.

Source: Warner Bros. Records

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