Ernst Trapp is stepping down from his role as Chief Govt Officer of Warner Tunes Group‘s Germany-headquartered merchandise firm EMP at the finish of May possibly to “pursue other projects”.
Jan Fischer, CFO and COO of EMP, will direct the company till a new CEO is appointed.
Trapp has led EMP since 2013, operating with artists these as Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, Nirvana, Worry! At the Disco and Twenty One Pilots, as perfectly as major entertainment manufacturers which include Disney, Harry Potter, Marvel and Star Wars.
Trapp steered the company via its $180 million acquisition by Warner in 2018, following which it remained a standalone direct-to-lover division.
Less than his management, EMP has produced a network of websites serving 18 nations around the world, with a neighborhood of what WMG claims is “millions” of customers, and a “fast-escalating loyalty programme”.
In 2021 Trapp was appointed President Global E-Commerce, Retail & Licensing of Warner New music Group, liable, among other matters, for the commercial success of much more than 200 on the web stores worldwide.
Before shifting to EMP Merchandising as CEO in 2013, Trapp held top rated administration positions in e-commerce for many decades, which includes as Handling Director, Germany at Amazon´s video clip streaming service and Director, E-Commerce at ERGO Insurance policies.
He also sits on a variety of advisory boards and has been on the board of BEVH (Federal Association of E-Commerce and Mail Order in Germany) given that 2014.
“I’ve experienced an awesome time top EMP by a lot of changes around the last ten years. We emerged from every challenge more robust than ever and the firm has a dazzling upcoming ahead of it.”
Ernst Trapp stated: “I’ve had an awesome time major EMP as a result of a lot of changes more than the past ten years. We emerged from each individual problem more robust than ever and the corporation has a shiny upcoming forward of it.
“But now is the correct time for me to transfer on and pursue new possibilities, understanding that the awesome group at EMP are in a good place.”
“I want to spend tribute to Ernst for his incredible leadership at EMP and the contribution he’s designed far more broadly to WMX and Warner Tunes Team.”
Maria Weaver, WMX, Warner Music Group
Maria Weaver, President, WMX, Warner Songs Team, extra: “I want to pay tribute to Ernst for his incredible leadership at EMP and the contribution he’s made a lot more commonly to WMX and Warner Audio Group.
“He’s always recognized the crucial position merch can participate in in aiding nurture the connection amongst artists and followers. I’d like to would like him all the extremely most effective in his next adventures.”
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