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Justin Tranter and Katie Vinten Partner with Warner Bros. Records for Launch of New Label, Facet Records

on December 12, 2018 - 11:02am

Vinten Will Also Serve as A&R Consultant to Warner Bros. and Warner/Chappell Music

 

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced that the company has partnered with award-winning songwriter Justin Tranter and Katie Vinten, most recently Co-Head of A&R for Warner/Chappell Music, to launch a new label, Facet Records. Vinten will also serve as an A&R Consultant to Warner Bros. Records and will continue with Warner/Chappell in a consultancy role, working with a selected roster of songwriters.

 

In making the announcement, Warner Bros.

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busbee Launches Music Company Altadena in Exclusive Joint Venture with Warner Bros. Records

on December 10, 2018 - 11:03am

Altadena Signs Publishing Deal with Warner/Chappell Music

 

Grammy-nominated Warner/Chappell songwriter and producer busbee announced today the creation of Altadena, a music company that will identify and develop a new generation of artists and songwriters. Altadena launches as a joint venture with Warner Bros. Records to provide a full range of services to its recording artists.

 

busbee’s Altadena also enters into a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music to provide support for its roster of songwriting talent and additionally has established a creative partnership with

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Media Veteran Charlie Corwin Joins New UPROXX Advisory Board to Help Drive Expansion into TV & Film

on December 4, 2018 - 9:53am

UPROXX, one of the world’s largest digital media and content companies, today announced entertainment industry heavyweight Charlie Corwin as the first appointment to its new advisory board. Corwin’s primary focus will be helping steer UPROXX’s expansion into television and film. The Corwin announcement comes on the heels of UPROXX’s acquisition by Warner Music Group (WMG).

 

Corwin was most recently CEO of Imagine Entertainment, founded by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard.

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Oana Ruxandra Named EVP, New Business Channels – Chief Acquisition Officer for Warner Music Group

on December 3, 2018 - 10:12am

Effective today, Oana Ruxandra has joined Warner Music Group (WMG) in the newly created position of EVP, New Business Channels – Chief Acquisition Officer. Ruxandra, who reports directly to WMG CEO Steve Cooper, returns to the company to help attract non-traditional partners and identify unconventional M&A opportunities.

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Michael Chester Named Executive Vice President, Promotion for Warner Bros. Records

on December 3, 2018 - 9:49am

Michael Chester has been appointed Executive Vice President, Promotion for Warner Bros. Records (WBR). In his new post, he will oversee all aspects of the label’s promotion initiatives and strategies. Chester comes to WBR from Scooter Braun’s SB Projects, where he served as SVP, Marketing and Promotion, working closely with Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and many other chart-topping artists. Based in Los Angeles, Chester will report to Warner Bros. Records Co-Chairman & COO Tom Corson.

 

In making the announcement, Tom Corson said, “Over the past two decades, Mike has played a central role in

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