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Warner Music Group Corp. Announces Launch of Senior Secured Notes Offering

on July 21, 2016 - 7:50am

On July 21, 2016, Warner Music Group Corp. (“Warner Music Group” or “WMG”) announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary, WMG Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), it intends to commence a private offering (the “Offering”) of senior secured notes (the “Notes”).

The Notes will be offered in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and to certain persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S,

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Andy Ma Named as Warner Music Group's Chief Commercial Officer for Greater China

on July 13, 2016 - 7:01pm

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced that Andy Ma has been promoted to the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer for Greater China.  He will also continue to serve as SVP, Commercial & Business Development, Greater China and South East Asia. 

In both roles, he will report into Simon Robson, WMG’s Asia President.  He will be responsible for spearheading the music company’s commercial expansion in one of the world’s fastest-growing markets.

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Warner/Chappell UK's Jane Bell Moves to New York

on July 12, 2016 - 9:57am

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that Jane Bell, Senior International Creative Manager, has relocated from the company's London office to its New York office. With this move, Bell will focus on championing international songwriters in the U.S., as well as help the company’s American songwriting talent build a presence overseas.

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Open Letter to Warner/Chappell Songwriters from Jon Platt

on July 5, 2016 - 3:42pm

As you may be aware, for the last two years, ASCAP and BMI have been in discussions with U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the decades-old consent decrees that govern ASCAP’s and BMI’s licensing practices. The objective was to have the consent decrees amended and updated in order to make them more responsive to today’s fast-moving, and increasingly digital, music business. However, in a hugely disappointing decision, the DOJ has declined to implement any of the changes requested by ASCAP and BMI.

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Low Country Sound and Warner/Chappell Nashville Sign Co-Publishing Agreements with Songwriters Adam Hood, Charlie Pate and Aaron Raitiere

on June 30, 2016 - 8:00am

Low Country Sound and Warner/Chappell Nashville today announced that they have signed publishing agreements with songwriters Adam Hood, Charlie Pate and Aaron Raitiere. Low Country Sound is the publishing venture jointly established by Warner/Chappell and Low Country Sound Owner Dave Cobb in January. The songwriters will primarily work out of Nashville’s historic Studio A, which Cobb recently took up residence in.

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