Nyheter 21 september 2020

Jonas Siljemark: ”Dags för förändring”

Jonas Siljemark lämnar alltså Warner Music efter 18 år som VD (se separat artikel). Han skickade efter beskedet ut ett tack på sociala medier illustrerat med bilden härintill.

Jonas Siljemark, som kom till Warner Music från Bonnier Amigo Music och innan det Arcade Music, skriver att ”det är dags för förändring” och avslöjar att han efter årsskiftet bl a kommer att arbeta med start ups.

Brevet i sin helhet:

”After 18 fantastic years at Warner Music, I’ve come to the point in life when it’s time for a change and will therefore be retiring from Warner at the turn of the year.

From the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!

To my sharp and fantastic co-workers; without you nothing would have been possible. We’ve been through a lot together, we’ve fought in tough times, but also celebrated glorious successes. You have repeatedly shown drive, innovative thinking and perseverance. I usually say that the trick as a leader is to hire people who are better than oneself, and I’ve followed my own advice!

To all of you artists, managers, songwriters, publishers out there; thank you for the music, the lyrics, the songs, the albums, all your flowing creativity and the good collaboration.

To the partners; thank you for great collaborations and support for our artists and their fantastic music. Together we have created magic; hits, awards, top charting songs, interviews and articles, concert experiences and so much more.

Mark Fry will succeed me as President of Warner in the Nordics and Sweden (see attached press release). It feels fantastic to know that I’m handing over the company to such good and safe hands. For 12 years, Mark Fry has been by my side in various roles, always a strong support, a skilled colleague and a good friend. Mark has been involved in building Warner Music Finland into the country’s leading music company and, together with you, that success will continue across the Nordic region.

I’m a curious soul and want to intensify my involvement in start-ups and other exciting things and also care for our newly built Beach Lodge on Zakynthos/Zante in Greece.

I will leave the company at the end of the year, working alongside Mark to ensure a smooth leadership transition.”

Siljemark avslutar med att citera Zorba:

”A man needs a little madness or else – he never dares to cut the rope and be free”.

Lars Nylin