Ernst Trapp, Warner Music’s President of Global E-Commerce, Announces Exit

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Trapp is besides nan CEO of specialty retailer EMP, acquired by WMG successful 2018.

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Warner Music Group executive Ernst Trapp is stepping down from his dual domiciled of president of world e-commerce, unit and licensing astatine nan explanation group, and arsenic CEO of specialty online retailer EMP astatine nan extremity of nan month. “Now is nan correct clip for maine to move connected and prosecute caller opportunities,” Trapp said successful nan announcement without elaborating.

EMP is simply a European specialty euphony and intermezo merchandise e-tailer, and was acquired by WMG successful 2018 — 5 years aft Trapp joined arsenic CEO. It has since operated arsenic a standalone portion led by Trapp, who has worked pinch Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At nan Disco, Metallica, Guns n Roses, Nirvana and awesome brands for illustration Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Harry Potter. Under his stewardship, EMP has launched a web of websites that presently serves 18 countries and millions of customers, nan institution said.

Following its 2018 acquisition and done nan pandemic, EMP has operated arsenic a standalone direct-to-fan business portion and has solidified its spot arsenic Europe’s starring master euphony e-tailer. Under Trapp, nan institution has grown its apparel business done nan preamble of a wide scope of 3rd statement streetwear brands. He was promoted to president of world e-commerce, unit and licensing of WMG successful 2021, starring world efforts for illustration direct-to-consumer income and creator webstores arsenic a personnel of nan activity squad astatine commercialized services and trading web WMX (formerly WEA).

“I want to salary tribute to Ernst for his unthinkable activity astatine EMP and nan publication he’s made much wide to WMX and Warner Music Group,” said Maria Weaver, president of WMX. “He’s ever understood nan cardinal domiciled merch tin play successful helping nurture nan narration betwixt artists and fans. I’d for illustration to wish him each nan very champion successful his adjacent adventures.”

Jan Fischer, CFO and COO of EMP, will thief lead nan institution until a caller CEO is appointed.

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