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Asylum Records Relaunched In U.S.

on October 31, 2017 - 11:36am

Kenny Weagly Named President

First Signing, UGLY GOD, Scores RIAA Platinum

Warner Music Group (WMG) has relaunched its iconic Asylum Records label in the U.S. The label’s new incarnation is headed by long-time WMG executive Kenny Weagly, who has been named President. In addition, Grammy-winning producer Dante Ross has been named Senior Vice President, A&R.

“Asylum was founded with artistic freedom as its guiding principle,” said Weagly, “and the new Asylum expands on that ideal by believing in and supporting our artists’ visions for their music, as well as when and how they want to release

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Helen McLaughlin Appointed Managing Director, Warner Music Sweden

on October 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Helen McLaughlin has been appointed Managing Director, Warner Music Sweden.  She will take up the role on January 1st and will report to Jonas Siljemark, President, Warner Music Nordics.

McLaughlin joins Warner Music from Sony Music Sweden, where she has served as Head of A&R for the last six years.

Helen McLaughlin says: “I’m delighted and humbled to have been offered this opportunity. I’ve known Jonas Siljemark for many years and am very excited to get the chance to work with him and to get to know the rest of the Warner family.

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Mark Baker Named VP, Public Policy & Government Affairs For Warner Music Group

on October 20, 2017 - 10:42am

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) today announced that Mark Baker has joined the company as Vice President, Public Policy & Government Affairs. In this post, Baker will oversee the company’s public policy positions and initiatives, as well as serve as its primary liaison with governmental and regulatory bodies across the globe. Baker, who will be based at WMG’s New York headquarters, will report jointly to WMG EVP & General Counsel Paul Robinson and EVP, Communications & Marketing James Steven.

“Mark brings an extraordinary depth of experience, intellect, and insight to this important post,”

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Warner Music Group Elevates Alfonso Perez-Soto to Senior Vice President, Global Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer, Emerging Markets

on October 18, 2017 - 12:34pm

Warner Music Group (WMG) has promoted Alfonso Perez-Soto to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Global Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer, Emerging Markets. Perez-Soto will remain based in Miami, reporting to Ole Obermann, Chief Digital Officer.

In this new role, Perez-Soto will identify new business models and open distribution channels, as well as finding ways to drive additional revenue and enhancing key partner relationships.

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Warner Music Group Unveils New Leadership at Warner Bros. Records

on October 3, 2017 - 12:56pm

Aaron Bay-Schuck Named Co-Chairman & CEO; Tom Corson Named Co-Chairman & COO

Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang to Step Down at the End of 2017

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced a leadership transition at the iconic Warner Bros. Records (WBR). Aaron Bay-Schuck will be named Co-Chairman & CEO and Tom Corson will be named Co-Chairman & Chief Operating Officer. Both will report to Max Lousada who, yesterday, began his new role as WMG’s CEO, Recorded Music. The duo will work as a partnership, with Corson running the label’s operations and Bay-Schuck leading WBR’s creative direction.

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