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Adele Label’s Chief to Succeed Morris as CEO of Sony Music

  • Columbia boss Rob Stringer to take over Sony Music in April
  • Leadership change coincides with recovery in industry sales
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Sony Music Entertainment promoted Rob Stringer to chief executive officer, replacing music Doug Morris, who is giving up his operational role and will become chairman.

Stringer, 54, is currently chairman and CEO of Sony’s Columbia Records label, whose artists include Adele and Beyonce, according to a company statement Tuesday. He will report to Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment. The appointments are effective in April.