A highly accomplished executive who helmed the digital transformation of a major music company, Michael Nash has over two decades of experience successfully engineering technology transitions across the entertainment business landscape, including ground-breaking work with computer games, multimedia publishing and home video enterprises.
Nash served as Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development, for Warner Music Group through September 2011. With his promotion in February 2008, Nash assumed overall responsibility for WMG’s global digital business, as a key member of the management team reporting to Chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. In FY 2011, completed during Nash’s tenure, WMG’s U.S. recorded music revenue reached the watershed mark of 50% digital.
Nash was responsible for building WMG’s global digital distribution footprint and partnership portfolio through a series of ground-breaking deals, including strategic initiatives with Amazon, AT&T, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, RIM, Sony Corp. and Verizon. He developed new business models to enable paradigm-shifting social media platforms like YouTube and next-generation cloud-based services with partners such as Apple and Spotify.
Prior to WMG, Nash spent a decade pioneering the convergence of media and technology in the home video, multimedia publishing and games businesses, in addition to music. He was Executive Director of the Madison Project, an industry-first secure digital music distribution trial (1999); CEO and founder of Inscape, an interactive entertainment and computer games joint venture with WMG and HBO that won numerous industry awards (1994 - 1997); and Director of the Criterion Collection, where he produced industry-leading special edition Nash currently serves as a consultant to WMG.