In a note to staff announcing his last day, WBR’s chief Cameron Strang noted that McCarroll “has been integral in evolving our A&R activity, and helping us grow our partnerships with some of the world’s biggest stars, all the while attracting a new generation of talent to the label.”
His exit coincided with a recent visit to Los Angeles by Max Lousada, Warner Music Group’s incoming CEO of recorded music – a job he starts in October.
Ten WBR artists have had top-ten albums in the last 12 months, including Michael Buble, Fleet Foxes, Gorillaz, Green Day, Head & the Heart, Linkin Park, Mac Miller, Mastodon, Prince and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Two of those have reached number one: Green Day’s Revolution Radio and Linkin Park’s One More Light.
Dan McCarroll was named president of Warner Bros in Dec. 2013 where he was brought on to forge creative strategy for the label and oversee all A&R. McCarroll was previously president of Capitol Records where he worked on projects by Elton John, Katy Perry, Emeli Sandé and Capital Cities, Ryan Adams, Sky Ferreira, Tori Kelly and The Beach Boys among others. Prior to his role at Capitol, McCarroll was evp, North American creative at EMI Music Publishing.