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Warner/Chappell Music Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Agreement with Def Jam Recording Artist Logic

on July 15, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., today announced that it has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with Def Jam recording artist and songwriter Logic. The Maryland-native was recently selected by XXL as one of 2013’s Top 10 Freshmen, a prestigious listing of the year’s most promising up-and-coming hip hop artists. Logic is currently working on his full-length debut album with executive producer No I.D.

Logic said, "I'm very excited to take this next step in my career.

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Warner Music Group Completes Acquisition of Parlophone Label Group

on July 1, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG), an Access Industries company, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Parlophone Label Group (PLG) from Universal Music Group (UMG), a subsidiary of Vivendi.

In addition to the historic Parlophone label, PLG includes the Chrysalis/Ensign labels in the United Kingdom, EMI Classics and Virgin Classics and the EMI operating companies in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

The transaction brings these important and influential companies together with WMG’s own iconic labels including

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Marco Alboni Appointed Chairman and CEO, Warner Music Italy

on June 27, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced that Marco Alboni has been appointed Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Italy. Alboni, who most recently served as Chairman of EMI Italy, assumes the position on July 1st and will report to Stu Bergen, President, International, Warner Recorded Music. Massimo Giuliano, formerly Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Italy, will leave the company at the end of the month.
 
Bergen said, “I would like to thank Massimo for his many years of leadership.

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Warner Music Group Promotes Eliah Seton to Senior Vice President, International Strategy & Operations, Warner Recorded Music

on June 25, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the promotion of Eliah Seton to Senior Vice President, International Strategy & Operations, Warner Recorded Music. In this newly created role, Seton will report to Stu Bergen, President, International, Warner Recorded Music, working to grow the company's global business and build new opportunities for its artists.

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Warner Music Group Acquires Russia’s Gala Records Group

on June 17, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced that it has acquired the Gala Records Group (Gala), Russia's leading independent music company.

Led by CEO Alexander Blinov, Gala was founded in 1988 and was the first privately-owned record label in Russia.

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