Nordström & Kallonen Join Warner Music Finland
Warner Music Nordic announced the appointment of Niko Nordström as general manager, Warner Music Finland, and Asko Kallonen as A&R director, Warner Music Finland. Effective immediately, Nordström will report into Jonas Siljemark, president, Warner Music Nordic, and Kallonen, in turn, will report into Nordström. Both will be based in Helsinki.
Nordström is tasked with accelerating the transformation of Warner Music Finland, driving digital innovation, and further expanding the company's partnerships with their artists. Kallonen will focus on developing Warner Music Finland's talent roster of established stars, up-and-coming acts, and new signings. Both join Warner Music Finland from HMC (Helsinki Music Company), a Finnish company with operations in recorded music, merchandising, music publishing, and touring that was founded by the pair in 2004.
Jonas Siljemark said: "We are very pleased to add such seasoned, first-rate executives to our Nordic team. Niko's passion for innovation, extensive knowledge of the industry and strong leadership skills will make him a valuable asset as we continue to transform our business. Asko is renowned for his drive, creativity and progressive thinking when it comes to developing artist careers. Together, their experience and vision will greatly enhance our ability to respond to the opportunities for growth in Finland as well across the region.
”This injection of new expertise is a key move in the re-definition of our role in the music value chain and bolsters our collective expertise in areas such as live performance, merchandise and endorsement. As Warner Music continues to evolve our partnerships with artists, we are offering them an expanding range of services and establishing new ways for them to connect with their fans."
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