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Warner Music Group Names Kris Ahrend Senior Vice President, Recorded Music Rights Administration

on December 2, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the promotion of Kris Ahrend to the position of Senior Vice President, Recorded Music Rights Administration.  In his new post, Ahrend will oversee a newly established division encompassing U.S. Artist Royalties, Publishing Royalties and Licensing, Master Licensing, Rights Administration, and Catalog Legal Affairs.  Based in Los Angeles, he will report to Matt Flott, CFO, Recorded Music, WMG.  Ahrend was most recently Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for the Rhino Entertainment division of WMG.
In making the announcement, Matt Flott


Warner Bros. Records Bolsters Brand Marketing Team

on November 25, 2013 - 12:00am

Ryan Barkan appointed Vice President, Creative Synch Licensing

Lila Gerson appointed Senior Director, Brand Partnerships

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced two additional members of its Brand Partnerships & Commercial Licensing team. Ryan Barkan is appointed Vice President of Creative Synch Licensing and Lila Gerson is appointed Senior Director of Brand Partnerships. Both report to Lori Feldman, Executive Vice President of Brand Partnership & Music Licensing.

“A world-class brand partnerships and licensing team is an important part of WBR’s commitment to helping our artists build


Lucy Otterwell Promoted To SVP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, EMEA, Warner Music Group

on November 18, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) today announced the promotion of Lucy Otterwell to the position of Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Europe, Middle East & Africa. Based in London, Otterwell will report to Stephen Bryan, Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Warner Music Group. She will oversee WMG’s business development in this region and collaborate with the company’s network of affiliates to help drive global digital growth.


Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Warner/Chappell Music

on November 18, 2013 - 12:00am

Heavy Metal Icon Joins Award-Winning Music Publisher
Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with renowned Megadeth singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Mustaine.  Effective immediately, Warner/Chappell will administer Mustaine’s songwriting from Megadeth’s recently released album Super Collider, as well as future songwriting.

Mustaine said, “I am very excited about this new partnership with Warner/Chappell.


ADA Strengthens Global Management Team

on November 11, 2013 - 12:00am

Ari Taitz Named Chief Operating Officer, ADA Worldwide
Kenny Weagly, SVP, A&R and Label Services to Take on Global Responsibilities
ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced two key appointments in its senior management team that will help accelerate the strengthening of the company’s worldwide footprint, while extending ADA’s leading position in the US. Both executives will report directly to Mike Jbara, President, ADA Worldwide.
Ari Taitz has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, ADA Worldwide, and will work closely with Jbara to