Production Music Association Elects Warner/Chappell Production Music CEO Randy Thornton as Chairman

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A seasoned music executive has stepped to the forefront of the Production Music Association (PMA).

Randy Thornton is the new Chairman of the PMA.

The PMA, which promotes and protects the rights and interests of publishers and composers of music for use in film, television, radio and new media announced that it has elected Warner/Chappell Production Music CEO Randy Thornton to the post of Chairman, effective immediately.

Currently, Thornton also serves as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Warner Chappell Production Music.  As a founding partner of Non-Stop Music in 1981, Thornton has been involved in all aspects of the production music business including composing, producing, performing, licensing, and business administration.

In 2007, Non-Stop Music was acquired by the Warner Music Group and Non-Stop became the foundation for the now Warner Chappell Production Music operation.  As worldwide head of production music for Warner/Chappell, Thornton oversees offices in Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, Munich, Paris and Stockholm, with additional international operations in virtually every major production center in the world.

“I look forward to working our membership to help bring about positive change and awareness of critical issues impacting our industry’s long-term sustainability,” Thornton said.

For more information about the PMA, which is a non-profit, volunteer organization comprising over 430 member companies including major-label publishers, national independents and small boutique libraries, visit them at

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