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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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Linnea Södahl Signs Worldwide Publishing Deal With Warner/Chappell Music

on October 20, 2017 - 9:04am

Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Swedish singer/songwriter Linnea Södahl.

Södahl wrote the global smash ‘Lush Life’ for Zara Larsson, which was certified platinum in 15 countries, including the UK and US, and went 10x platinum in Sweden. The single reached number one in Sweden, Poland and Mexico, and hit the top 10 in many other countries, including the number three spot in the UK.

Linnea Södahl said: “I'm all about gut feeling, so when I had the chance to work with Warner/Chappell I knew I had to!

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Miles Leonard Announces His Decision To Step Down As Chairman, Parlophone Records; Mark Mitchell Named Co-President, Parlophone Records

on October 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Miles Leonard, Chairman, Parlophone Records, has announced his decision to step away from the running of the label in January 2018. Leonard, who has worked at the iconic record company for 23 years, will continue in an advisory A&R role and support the leadership transition until late 2018, after which he will continue working with Warner Music on key artists and special projects.

Mark Mitchell has been named as Co-President of Parlophone Records from 1st January 2018, reporting into Max Lousada, CEO Recorded Music, WMG & Chairman and CEO, Warner Music UK.

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Warner Music Korea Partners With Leading Local Hip-Hop Label Brand New Music

on March 23, 2017 - 4:53am

SEOUL – Warner Music Korea and local independent hip-hop label Brand New Music (BNM) today announced a strategic partnership. With this new deal, WMG will enhance its presence in the world’s eighth largest recorded music market with the addition of BNM’s dynamic artist roster and A&R expertise. At the same time, BNM will have access to greater global marketing resources for its artists through WMG’s network of international affiliates.

BNM was founded by Korean hip-hop artist and producer Rhymer in 2011. The label has played a pivotal role in bringing urban music to its current prominence in

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Jackson Wong Named As Managing Director Of Warner Music China

on March 14, 2017 - 5:26am

Jackson Wong has been appointed as Managing Director of Warner Music China. He joins Warner Music Group (WMG) from film production and distribution company Oriental DreamWorks. In his new role, Wong will be based in Beijing and report to Sam Chen, WMG’s CEO of Greater China.

Simon Robson, WMG’s Asia President, says: “I’m pleased to welcome Jackson to the Warner Music family. With his entertainment industry experience, combined with Sam Chen’s A&R expertise and Andy Ma’s business development skills, we have the strongest executive team of any music company in China.

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