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WMG Announces Bart Cools To Lead Global Dance Music Strategy

on September 26, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) today announced that Bart Cools will assume the role of Executive Vice President, Global A&R and Marketing, Dance Music, Warner Recorded Music.

In this newly–created position, Cools will spearhead the company’s worldwide dance music strategy, leveraging WMG’s global A&R and marketing teams as well as its expanded rights expertise to identify leading dance music talent and develop long-term artist careers across all revenue streams, including recorded music, live performances, synchronization, merchandise, sponsorship and brand partnerships.

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Warner Bros. Records Names Brian Frank SVP, Marketing & Strategy

on September 17, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Bros. Records today announced the appointment of Brian Frank to Senior Vice President, Marketing & Strategy. Frank previously served as Global Head of Content & Executive Vice President for Beats Music, a digital streaming service that he developed alongside Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails. In this role, Frank will oversee the legendary label’s marketing efforts, and he will also help drive long-term strategy as a member of Warner Bros. Records’ senior management team. Frank will report directly to Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Records.

“Brian shares our unique vision

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Third Man Records Partners With Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA)

on September 12, 2013 - 12:00am

Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent music distribution arm of Warner Music Group, today announced a partnership with independent record label Third Man Records. Based in Nashville and founded by Jack White, Third Man has released recordings from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, Beck, Alabama Shakes, and Conan O’Brien, among others. ADA will contribute its digital & physical distribution services to releases from the label’s roster of artists.

“Third Man Records is redefining what a record label can be—their fondness for limited releases, unique packaging and rare

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Warner Music Group and Clear Channel Announce Landmark Music Partnership

on September 12, 2013 - 12:00am
Unprecedented Strategic Alliance to Help Break New Music and Enhance Artist Careers

WMG to Share In Revenue From All Platforms


Clear Channel Media & Entertainment and Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) today announced a landmark partnership aligning the two companies’ interests in driving digital growth, increasing radio listenership, breaking new music and creating new marketing opportunities for established artists.  The agreement is the first wide-ranging strategic alliance between a major music company and Clear Channel.

Through this transformative alliance, WMG will share in revenue from all
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Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) Partners With Avicii Manager Ash Pournouri's PRMD Music, Headed By Victor Lee

on September 11, 2013 - 12:00am

Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the independent music distribution arm of Warner Music Group, today announced a partnership with newly launched, independent EDM label, PRMD Music. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, PRMD was founded this year by Avicii manager and At Night Management founder, Ash Pournouri. The label already counts CAZZETTE and MORTEN among its roster of artists, and will distribute all upcoming releases on Avicii's imprint LE7ELS. ADA will contribute its digital & physical distribution, and marketing services to releases from the label’s roster of artists.

“As an artist

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