SANTA MONICA, CA: Universal Music Group has appointed Will Tanous to serve in the newly created role of EVP and head of global communications, effective April 15.
Tanous, who will report to Universal chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge, will lead the company's internal and external communications on a global basis, as well as social responsibility efforts. He will also communicate business strategy and coordinate communications for its operating companies in 60-plus countries.
Prior to joining Universal, Tanous worked at Warner Music Group, serving as EVP of communications and marketing. He joined Warner in 1993 and held positions during his tenure in investor relations, social responsibility, corporate marketing and branding, communications, and events.