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Ryan Press Named President, A&R, U.S. for Warner/Chappell Music

on April 17, 2019 - 3:23pm

Creative Exec Is Key Member of Publisher’s Senior Management Team

Warner/Chappell Music has announced the promotion of Ryan Press to President, A&R, U.S. Press, who joined the publisher in 2009, has worked closely with an array of acclaimed songwriters and producers, among them Rihanna, Rae Sremmurd, DJ Khaled, Wiz Khalifa, Meek Mill, T-Minus, Tayla Parx, Gucci Mane, Mike Elizondo, Aloe Blacc, The-Dream, Priscilla Renea, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Wayne, Mike Will & Ear Drummers, The Stereotypes, Tay Keith, Ross Golan, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Murda Beatz, Hitmaka (Yung Berg), Southside, and many others.

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WMG Acquisition Corp. Announces Launch of Senior Secured Notes Offering

on April 16, 2019 - 2:55am

Warner Music Group Corp. (“Warner Music Group” or “WMG”) today announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary WMG Acquisition Corp.

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Panic! At The Disco Break Arena Merchandise Sales Records on ‘Pray For The Wicked’ Tour

on April 15, 2019 - 11:31am

American rock band Panic! At The Disco have broken arena merchandise sales records across the UK and mainland Europe on their recent ‘Pray For The Wicked’ tour.

The band, whose merchandise was in collaboration with Manhead Merch, now hold arena sales records at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Arena Birmingham, Manchester Arena and ISS Dome, Düsseldorf.

The tour followed the release of the band's sixth studio album ‘Pray For The Wicked’, released on Fueled By Ramen in the US and WEA internationally, which debuted at No.2 in the UK’s Official Albums Chart and No.1 on the

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Adam Smith Joins UPROXX as Chief Revenue Officer

on April 11, 2019 - 1:23pm

UPROXX, one of the world’s largest digital media and content companies, today announced that Adam Smith has joined its senior management team as Chief Revenue Officer. In this role, Smith will oversee UPROXX’s revenue growth and help explore new partnerships and branding opportunities in the digital space. He will be based in Los Angeles and report directly to UPROXX CEO Benjamin Blank.

 

“Adam’s experience across diverse media properties and content platforms makes him a perfect fit for UPROXX’s multi-dimensional approach to telling stories that shape culture,” said Blank.

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R&R Records Sets Joint Venture with Warner Bros. Records

on April 9, 2019 - 3:24pm

Label Founded in 2016 by Ben Persky and Mason Klein

First Signings are Dijon and Wens

R&R Records has inked a joint venture with Warner Bros. Records (WBR), it was announced today by WBR Co-Chairman & CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck and R&R founders Ben Persky, Mason Klein, and Will Perliter. Based in L.A., R&R was launched in 2016 with the goal of providing an alternative approach for independent artists, focusing on an aggressive digital strategy. In its first two years, the label amassed a quarter billion streams, introducing artists such as Mt. Joy and Sorcha Richardson.

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