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Laura Swanson Named EVP, Media & Strategic Development for Warner Bros. Records

on January 19, 2018 - 1:21pm

Widely Respected Executive Joins Label’s Senior Management Team

Veteran music executive Laura Swanson has joined Warner Bros. Records (WBR) as Executive Vice President, Media & Strategic Development. This marks the first major appointment by WBR Co-Chairman & COO Tom Corson, who started at the label on January 2nd. Based at the label’s Burbank headquarters, Swanson begins at the company on January 22nd and will report to Corson. She will oversee media strategy for Warner Bros.’ genre-spanning roster of artists, as well as play a key role in a wide range of company and executive initiatives.

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Kenny Chesney Signs with Warner Bros; New Day for Blue Chair Records

on January 17, 2018 - 9:19am

Blue Chair Records/Warner Bros. Records Is Superstar’s New Label Home

Photo ID (L to R): Clint Higham (President, Morris Higham Management); John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville); Kenny Chesney; Jess Rosen (Attorney, Greenberg Traurig)

Photo credit: Allister Ann

Warner Music Group and Warner Music Nashville are honored to welcome eight-time ACM winner and CMA Entertainer of the Year Kenny Chesney to the Warner Music family. As part of WMN, the songwriter/superstar’s music will be released on the Blue Chair Records/Warner Bros. Records label.

Since leaving East Tennessee with

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Pete Ganbarg Promoted to President of A&R for Atlantic Records

on January 16, 2018 - 12:04pm

Industry Veteran Assumes Newly Created Post

Pete Ganbarg has been promoted to the newly created position of President of A&R for Atlantic Records, based at the company’s New York headquarters. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman & COO Julie Greenwald. In his new role, Ganbarg will continue to oversee A&R for Atlantic as well as its subsidiary labels, including Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner. Ganbarg, who began his music industry career nearly 30 years ago, joined Atlantic in 2008 as Executive Vice President of A&R.

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JENNIFER IVORY NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF WARNER BROS. RECORDS UK

on January 9, 2018 - 12:11pm

Warner Bros. Records UK today announced that Jennifer Ivory has been named General Manager of the label, reporting to President Phil Christie. Ivory’s promotion is in recognition of her work with the likes of Dua Lipa, Royal Blood, Muse, Liam Gallagher, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Michael Bublé and Green Day. In her role she will continue to steer artist marketing as well as digital and creative content.

In the last 18 months Ivory has directed marketing campaigns that have seen Dua Lipa become the most streamed female artist of 2017 and Royal Blood land their second consecutive number one album.

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France Gall Passes Away

on January 8, 2018 - 5:36am

Warner Music France, and its President Thierry Chassagne, have paid tribute to the memory and work of France Gall, an outstanding artist whose colossal success made her one of the most popular and loved singers in France. They send their warm and affectionate thoughts to her family at this difficult time.

In May 1971, France Gall was the first French singer produced by Warner Music France, which had been created just three months earlier by Bernard de Bosson.

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