Executive VP Kevin Liles Leaves Warner Music Group.
In 2004, Liles joined Warner Music Group, which houses Diddy's Bad Boy Records, T.I.'s Grand Hustle label, and Atlantic Records, and oversaw the now popular 360-degree strategy that gives artists more access to endorsements and merchandising.
"In the past couple weeks I've made one of the most important decisions of my life," Liles said in a statement, "to depart the Warner Music Group in order to focus more on new entrepreneurial endeavors in talent management, entertainment media, and my personal philanthropic and political passions."
According to a company statement, Liles will maintain a consulting role with Warner Music, but will step down from his day-to-day duties.