CEO (Warner Music Group) – Max

Describe your job in couple of sentences:

I run the recorded music arm of a global record company, covering day to day business management, leading a global team of executives and having close relationships with our artists.

When did you know what you wanted to do?

As a child, I was passionate about music and knew I wanted music to be a major part of my life

Did you go to university, go straight into the workforce or do an apprenticeship?
What did you study?

I went to Brighton Polytechnic and studied humanities. I left after a year.

What was your first job?
Does it relate to what you do now?

My first job was in the music business running a company called “in a silent way”. It was a specialist import/export distribution company.

Have you done other jobs in your life – if so what were they:
Did they have any influence on what you do now?

I started working in the music business when I was 19/20 years old

How did you find out about your job (how it existed)?

I have been working for Warner for the last 15 years and progressed through the company

How did you get the job you wanted- steps and process?

Like with many things, there are a lot of contributing factors. I have championed artists all my career and as artists have flourished, I have been fortunate enough to succeed alongside them.

What qualities do you need to have to be successful in your field?

Passion, commitment, leadership & luck

Give 3 tips for someone hoping to follow in your footsteps:

Work hard, believe in yourself, love what you do and realise that communication is key.

Who inspires you?

Today, NHS workers inspire me.