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Warner Music Strikes Licensing Deal for Spinnin’ Repertoire with NetEase

on March 29, 2018 - 11:38am

Warner Music Group (WMG) has struck a deal with NetEase, the Chinese audio and video streaming service, to license music from Spinnin’ Records, the world’s leading international dance record label.

The deal will enable NetEase Music’s 400 million users to access repertoire from some of the world’s leading DJs and producers including Afrojack, Alok, Bingo Players, CARTA, Don Diablo, Jay Hardway, KSHMR, Lucas & Steve, Oliver Heldens, Sam Feldt and Tiësto.

NetEase Music enables users to comment and share the licensed music available on its platform.

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Warner Music Appoints Marcela Vaccari as VP, Business Development, Latin America and Spain

on February 20, 2018 - 7:22am

Warner Music has appointed Marcela Vaccari as Vice President, Business Development, Latin America and Spain. She will be based in Miami and report to Iñigo Zabala, President, Latin America and Iberia, Warner Music.

In her new role, Vaccari will work on enhancing Warner Music’s existing business partnerships and striking new deals to help grow revenue for the record company and its artists.

Marcela Vaccari says: “I’m delighted to be working with Iñigo and the team as we further build Warner Music’s presence in key emerging markets.

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NIKO NORDSTRÖM HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT FINNISH GRAMMYS

on February 5, 2018 - 11:29am

Niko Nordström, President of Warner Music Australasia, has been honored with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emma Gaala, the Finnish equivalent of the U.S. Grammy Awards. This year’s Emma Gaala, which has been run by IFPI Finland for more than three decades, was held on Saturday night at the Espoo Metro Areena in Helsinki.

Nordström was the Managing Director of Warner Music Finland from 2007 to 2017, when he left to take up his current post in Sydney.

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WMG Launches Warner Music Middle East

on February 1, 2018 - 9:50am

Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced the launch of Warner Music Middle East, a new wholly-owned recorded music affiliate covering 17 markets across the Middle East and North Africa, an area with a total population of 380 million. The new division is based in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, which is an important creative hub for A&R, as well as being one of the main centres for regional media and technology.

Warner Music Middle East will be headed by Managing Director, Moe Hamzeh, who joins WMG from the Beirut-based video streaming platform, m.media.

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JENNIFER IVORY NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF WARNER BROS. RECORDS UK

on January 9, 2018 - 12:11pm

Warner Bros. Records UK today announced that Jennifer Ivory has been named General Manager of the label, reporting to President Phil Christie. Ivory’s promotion is in recognition of her work with the likes of Dua Lipa, Royal Blood, Muse, Liam Gallagher, Biffy Clyro, Foals, Michael Bublé and Green Day. In her role she will continue to steer artist marketing as well as digital and creative content.

In the last 18 months Ivory has directed marketing campaigns that have seen Dua Lipa become the most streamed female artist of 2017 and Royal Blood land their second consecutive number one album.

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