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Jeff Sosnow Promoted to Executive Vice President, A&R for Warner Bros. Records & Reprise Records

on May 1, 2018 - 6:06pm

Warner Bros. Records has announced the promotion of Jeff Sosnow to Executive Vice President, A&R. In his expanded post, he will oversee the signing and developing of outstanding artists for both the Warner Bros. and Reprise labels.  Sosnow, who has served as Senior Vice President, A&R for Warner Bros. Records since 2012, has achieved an impressive track record at the label, working with artists such as Tegan and Sara, Deftones, Mastodon, Mac Miller, AJR, Death from Above, The Head And The Heart, Twin Shadow, Houndmouth and Rufus Du Sol.

“The bedrock of every great label is the strength of its

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Carianne Marshall Named COO, Warner/Chappell Music

on April 11, 2018 - 12:08pm

Carianne Marshall will join Warner/Chappell Music as COO, it was announced today by Warner/Chappell Chairman & CEO Jon Platt. Marshall was most recently Partner, Head of Creative Services, and Head of Creative Licensing at SONGS, the prominent independent music publisher, where she worked closely with songwriters such as Lorde, The Weeknd, Diplo, and DJ Mustard, among many others. Beginning in June, Marshall will report to Platt and will be based at the company's Los Angeles headquarters.

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Jon Platt, Warner/Chappell Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to be Honored with City of Hope’s 2018 Spirit of Life Award

on April 9, 2018 - 3:48pm

City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases, announced today that its Music, Film and Entertainment Industry group will present the 2018 Spirit of Life® Award to Jon Platt, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Warner/Chappell Music. The Spirit of Life® Award is City of Hope’s highest honor, and each year recognizes a philanthropic leader whose work has fundamentally impacted music, film or entertainment.

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Two Acclaimed Albums from WMG's Erato Label Featuring Today's Finest Francophone Musicians Chosen by BBC Music Magazine

on April 5, 2018 - 12:00am

Pictured (L to R): Victor Orive-Martin, Alain Lanceron, Bertrand Chamayou, Melissa Lesnie, Robert Sobel (on Behalf of conductor John Nelson), Patrick Lemanski

The BBC Music Magazine Awards took place today in a ceremony at Kings Place in London.

In the Opera category, the winner is Berlioz's Les Troyens: the milestone 4CD opera recording on Warner Classics with an all-star cast headed by Joyce DiDonato, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Michael Spyres and Marianne Crebassa, with the Orchestre Philharmonic de Strasbourg and maestro John Nelson.

The Chamber Music Album of the Year award went to the

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Warner Music Group Acquires Sodatone

on March 28, 2018 - 11:23am

Data pioneers choose entrepreneurial home for industry-leading A&R tool

Warner Music Group (WMG) has acquired Sodatone, a tech start-up founded in 2016, which has established a reputation as the world’s premier A&R insight tool.

Sodatone’s proprietary technology combines streaming, social and touring data with the power of machine learning. The platform identifies unsigned talent by tracking early predictors of success, such as the loyalty and engagement of a growing fan-base, and the potential virality of a track or demo.

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