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France Gall Passes Away

on January 8, 2018 - 5:36am

Warner Music France, and its President Thierry Chassagne, have paid tribute to the memory and work of France Gall, an outstanding artist whose colossal success made her one of the most popular and loved singers in France. They send their warm and affectionate thoughts to her family at this difficult time.

In May 1971, France Gall was the first French singer produced by Warner Music France, which had been created just three months earlier by Bernard de Bosson.

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Warner/Chappell Music Signs Deal With Matt Clifford

on November 20, 2017 - 8:19am

Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a deal with Matt Clifford, long time musical collaborator with Sir Mick Jagger and touring keyboard player with The Rolling Stones.

Clifford’s collaboration with The Rolling Stones and Sir Mick Jagger dates back to 1989 when he played on the Steel Wheels album and subsequent world tour. He then went on to become Jagger’s co-writer and producer on many projects, including the album Goddess In The Doorway.

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Karl Kongkham Named As Managing Director, Warner Music Thailand

on November 1, 2017 - 8:37am

Karl Kongkham has today been named as Managing Director of Warner Music Thailand. He will take up the role on November 1st and report to Calvin Wong, Warner Recorded Music’s President, South East Asia, Hong Kong and Korea.

Karl joins WMG from the Leo Burnett Group, an agency that specialises in advertising, digital and social media, content and innovation, sales promotion, direct marketing and event management. He served as a business director of the company’s ARC Worldwide and MSLGROUP subsidiaries.

Karl Kongkham says: “I’m so pleased to have been invited to take up this role at Warner

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Eric Mackay To Lead Warner/Chappell's Global Digital Strategy & Team

on October 26, 2017 - 8:11am

Dynamic Executive Promoted to Worldwide Role

Warner/Chappell Music, the global publishing company of Warner Music Group, today announced that Eric Mackay has been promoted with immediate effect to Executive Vice President, Global Digital Strategy.

Primarily based in London, Eric will continue to report directly to Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music. In his new post, Mackay will be responsible for leading the publisher’s global digital strategy, as well as expanding its commercial partnerships for the benefit of its songwriters.

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Santiago Menéndez-Pidal Named Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music Spain

on October 24, 2017 - 11:50am

Warner/Chappell Music, the global publishing company of Warner Music Group, today announced the appointment of Santiago Menéndez-Pidal as Managing Director, Warner/Chappell Music Spain, effective November 15. Menéndez-Pidal will work closely with Gustavo Menendez, President, Latin America, Warner/Chappell Music and report to Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music.

Menéndez-Pidal joins from Sony Music Spain, where he served as A&R Director for the last four years, signing artists including Dvicio, Abraham Mateo, Andrés Suárez, C Tangana, Melendi and Rozalén.

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