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Open Letter to Warner/Chappell Songwriters from Jon Platt

on September 16, 2016 - 6:56pm

Dear Songwriters,

I know that the determination of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the issue of 100% licensing of US performance rights in musical compositions has weighed heavily on our minds over the past several months. In July, I wrote to you, promising to keep you up-to-date on everything that happens, as it happens. 

Today, I am very pleased to inform you of the result of a legal challenge brought by BMI against the DOJ. Just this afternoon, Judge Stanton ruled that the BMI consent decree does not require 100% licensing.


Kris Chen Named Senior Vice President of Nonesuch Records

on September 14, 2016 - 10:10am

22-Year Industry Veteran Joins Label’s Top Management Team


Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter, Nathan Chapman, Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement with Warner/Chappell Music

on August 30, 2016 - 12:10pm

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer, Nathan Chapman. Chapman has composed more than 30 songs for major label releases, including for Phillip Phillips, Lady Antebellum, Michael Ray, Dan + Shay, Jake Owen, Eric Paslay, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat, Lauren Alaina, Sara Evans, Rascal Flatts, O.A.R., Mickey Guyton, Thompson Square, and Darius Rucker, whose song “Homegrown Honey” was Chapman’s first No. 1 hit.


APG, Atlantic Records & Warner Music Group Open 'A Studio' in Los Angeles

on August 26, 2016 - 9:18am

Next-Generation Complex Is Global Headquarters for Artist Partner Group


Warner Bros. Records UK Signs Iconic Frontman Liam Gallagher

on August 25, 2016 - 2:05pm

Liam Gallagher set to release his debut solo album in 2017 on Warner Bros. Records