Dan McCarroll Out as Warner Bros. Records President
In a note to staff announcing McCarroll's last day, Warner Bros. Records CEO Cameron Strang noted that the exec "has been integral in evolving our A&R activity, and helping us grow our partnerships with some of the world's biggest stars."
Dan McCarroll, president and head of A&R for Warner Bros. Records, is leaving the label, according to an internal memo reviewed by Billboard.
In a note to staff announcing McCarroll's last day, Warner Bros. Records CEO Cameron Strang noted that the exec "has been integral in evolving our A&R activity, and helping us grow our partnerships with some of the world's biggest stars, all the while attracting a new generation of talent to the label."
McCarroll's exit coincides with a recent visit to Los Angeles by Max Lousada, Warner Music Group's incoming head of recorded music — a job he starts in October.
Ten WBR artists have had Top-10 albums in the last 12 months, including Michael Buble, Fleet Foxes, Gorillaz, Green Day, Head & The Heart, Linkin Park, Mac Miller, Mastodon, Prince and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Two of those have reached No. 1: Green Day’s Revolution Radio and Linkin Park’s One More Light.
McCarroll, who was named president of Warner Bros. Records in December 2013, was brought on to forge creative strategy for the label and oversee all A&R. He was previously president of Capitol Records, where he worked on projects by Elton John, Katy Perry, Emeli Sandé and Capital Cities, Ryan Adams, Sky Ferreira, Tori Kelly and The Beach Boys. Prior to his role at Capitol, McCarroll was executive vp, North American creative at EMI Music Publishing.
This article originally appeared on Billboard.com.