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Irv Gotti Signs Deal with Warner/Chappell Music

on March 8, 2018 - 2:56pm

Legendary Music Entrepreneur/Producer/Songwriter Joins Award-Winning Music Publisher

Irv Gotti has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. Effective immediately, Warner/Chappell will administer all of the legendary music executive/producer/songwriter’s future material. In addition, Gotti’s new deal with Warner/Chappell includes the score music he has written for the hit BET drama series, Tales. Created by Gotti, and produced by his VISIONARY IDEAS ENTERTAINMENT, Tales is a scripted anthology series that weaves hip-hop

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Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner Promote Three Marketing Execs

on March 8, 2018 - 10:11am

Chris Brown Upped To SVP; Suzi Akyuz & Katie Baloian Named VPs

Fueled By Ramen (FBR) and Roadrunner Records have announced the promotion of three long-standing executives to top marketing posts. Chris Brown has been upped to Senior Vice President, Marketing, for Roadrunner and FBR; Suzi Akyuz has been named Vice President, Marketing, for Roadrunner and FBR; and Katie Baloian has been named Vice President, Marketing, for FBR. Alongside their Fueled by Ramen and Roadrunner responsibilities, Brown, Akyuz, and Baloian also handle marketing duties for selected Atlantic Records artists.

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Warner/Chappell Named Music Publisher of the Year at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

on March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Eduardo Cabra Receives Prestigious Vanguard Award

Company’s Songwriters Pick Up 12 “Most Performed Song” Awards;

Publisher Hailed for Industry-Leading 40 Latin Chart Hits in 2017

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, was named Publisher of the Year at ASCAP’s 26th annual Latin Music Awards, held last night at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. WCM songwriters picked up 12 ASCAP “Most Performed Song” awards, while the company was also lauded for having 40 songs on the Latin charts in 2017. In a special presentation, WCM songwriter Eduardo Cabra - aka

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Atlantic Records Launches Podcast Initiative

on February 27, 2018 - 11:02am

Label Sets In-House Production Team, Builds Dedicated Podcast Studio

“What’d I Say” Podcast Series Premieres Today

Atlantic Records has announced the launch of an in-house podcast initiative with its own dedicated podcast production team. In addition, the company is building a podcast-specific studio at its New York City headquarters, scheduled to be up and running this spring. The initiative is the brainchild of Atlantic Vice President Tom Mullen, who hosts his own acclaimed podcast music series, “Washed Up Emo,” which has been running for seven years and just aired its 124th episode.

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Ed Sheeran Officially Named the Best-Selling Global Recording Artist of 2017

on February 26, 2018 - 11:21am

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Ed Sheeran as the world’s best-selling recording artist of 2017, reflecting the unparalleled, record-breaking success of his third studio album ‘÷’ (Divide) and its singles including the global smashes Shape of YouCastle on the HillGalway Girl and Perfect.

Released in March 2017, Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ was the global best-selling album of last year and has been certified as multi-Platinum in 36 markets.  Shape of You was the best-selling single globally of 2017 and has been certified as multi-Platinum in 32

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