Prior to co-founding Omnivore Recordings, he was most recently Senior Vice President, Catalog Development & Marketing for Warner/Chappell Music based in Los Angeles. During his 20+ years at the award-winning music publishing arm of the Warner Music Group, Rosenberger also served in a number of key positions, including Senior Vice President, Head of Strategic Marketing/Catalog Development and Senior Vice President, Film & Television. In addition to his managerial and administrative duties, Rosenberger was instrumental in placing key Warner/Chappell copyrights in numerous award-winning and highly successful motion pictures, including Almost Famous, Lost In Translation, Magnolia, Good Will Hunting, Moulin Rouge, Sleepless In Seattle, and The Departed. Prior to joining Warner/Chappell in 1990, Rosenberger was Director, Film & Television for Jobete Music, the music publishing division of Motown Records. While there, Rosenberger placed numerous Jobete copyrights in highly successful television series, such as The Wonder Years, Murphy Brown, and China Beach. Rosenberger started his career in 1980 as a Production Coordinator/Song Finder for renowned record producer Richard Perry. While working for Perry, he worked on a variety of multi-platinum projects, including albums by the Pointer Sisters, Barbra Streisand, Patti LaBelle and the award-winning We Are The World album.
As production coordinator for famed record producer Richard Perry, the first session I ever contracted was the Pointer Sisters’ “I’m So Excited.” As a music publisher at Warner/Chappell Music, I helped place the music of Led Zeppelin in my favorite movie of all time, Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. Also at Warner/Chappell, I signed the music publishing catalogs of Robert Lamm and Dennis Wilson.
Partnered songwriter Allee Willis with composer Michael Skloff to write the lyrics for the theme song to the NBC-TV show Friends (“I’ll Be There For You”), and pitched Brian Wilson unfinished songs by George and Ira Gershwin which resulted in two new songs recorded by Brian for his Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin album. And conceptualized American Idol’s Tribute To Frank Sinatra for Fox.
The Beatles “Butcher Cover” in stereo, “Surfin’ Down The Swanee River” by the Honeys with picture sleeve; Prince’s The Black Album on white vinyl; the Phil Spector Spectacular; Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” promo 45 with picture sleeve; and promo record stand up for The Beach Boys’ Smiley Smile.