Apple hires music lawyer away from Warner

Apple has hired away a senior legal executive from Warner Music Group to join its iTunes team in Europe. Citing an internal WMG memo, Billboard reports that Elliott Peters, senior Vice President and head of digital legal affairs with Warner Music Group, is leaving the company next month to become Apple’s new corporate attorney director for iTunes Europe and Internet services. According to the report, Peters will be based in Luxembourg and will manage the European legal team for iTunes and MobileMe services. While at Warner, Peters worked on a number of corporate transactions before becoming the company’s first digital lawyer, and later helped build Warner’s Digital Legal Affairs team.

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