In what could prove to be a massive moment for the Australian recording industry, longtime ARIA CEO Dan Rosen has ended a decade long stint with the industry body and announced his appointment as President of Warner Music Australasia.
The news of Rosen's new role comes less than a day after Niko Nordström announced his departure from the position following a succesful four years in the chair, with the outgoing President returning to Finland to assume the position of Executive Vice President, Warner Music Nordics and Managing Director of Warner Music Finland.
In a statement shared today, Rosen announced that he would depart from his position with ARIA and the PPCA this December to assume the new role, confirming that he will maintain a spot as a Board Member of ARIA while celebrating his achievements with both bodies.
"It has been an honour and a privilege to serve as Chief Executive of ARIA and PPCA for ten years," said Rosen.
"As an industry we ended the decade in a much stronger position than we started, with a return to growth, credibility and optimism.
"While the events of the past year with COVID-19 has slowed this progress, I believe both ARIA and PPCA have the infrastructure and resilience to help lead the next phase of growth for our industry.
"I look forward to future challenges and will never stop championing Australian creativity.”
ARIA's Chairman and Sony Music Australia boss Denis Handlin reflected on Rosen's role with ARIA and PPCA over the past decade, describing his contributions as being "instrumental in the transformation of our industry bodies".
"Dan has been a tireless advocate for the music and creative industries, both in Canberra at the Federal level as well as State governments through policy and funding; restored the preeminent nature of the ARIA Awards; and most recently, supported the sector during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, particularly with Great Southern Nights.
"We wish him the very best in his new role and are pleased that he will continue to be involved with ARIA now as a Board Member."
Read more via the ARIA website.