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Breakthrough Artist Dua Lipa Lands First Number One Single in UK & Ireland with ‘New Rules’

on August 18, 2017 - 1:19pm

Today the multi award-winning breakthrough artist Dua Lipa, signed to Warner Bros. Records UK, celebrated her first number one single with ‘New Rules’ in the UK as well as in Ireland. Dua is the first solo female to reach the number one spot in the UK since Adele, back in October 2015. Her self-titled album is also the biggest debut record released by a British female artist this year.

The ‘New Rules’ video, released on 7th July and directed by Henry Scholfield, got the attention of her legions of fans and hundreds have now created their own versions of the video.

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Laura Pausini Signs New Deal With Warner Music Italy

on June 7, 2017 - 6:46am

Laura Pausini, the biggest female Italian pop music artist, has renewed her worldwide deal with Warner Music Italy.

Laura Pausini says: “Warner was the one who first believed in me 24 years ago and I still bet on our chemistry.”

Marco Alboni, CEO, Warner Music Italy, adds: “Laura Pausini is one of the biggest superstars that Italy has ever produced. She's a force of nature, who is always moving forward, breaking new ground and astonishing us all with her boundless talent and beautiful music.

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Warner Music UK Appoints Chris Bovill and John Allison to Lead the Firepit’s Original Content Studio & Brian Murnin Named as Senior Vice President, Business Development, The Firepit

on May 11, 2017 - 3:09am

Warner Music UK today unveiled the leadership team for The Firepit, the company’s original creative content and production studio.

Award-winning creative team Chris Bovill and John Allison will be responsible for developing visual formats and programming around Warner Music’s world-class roster of artists, its unparalleled catalogue of music and its unique insight into popular culture. The duo previously led Channel 4’s award-winning 4Creative.

Brian Murnin also joins The Firepit as SVP, Business Development.

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