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Trent Tappe & Maryrose Maness Each Upped to Deputy General Counsel at Warner Music Group

on November 9, 2018 - 10:16am

Longstanding Warner Music Group (WMG) executives, Trent Tappe and Maryrose Maness, have each been promoted to the role of Deputy General Counsel for the company. The announcement was made today by WMG EVP & General Counsel, Paul Robinson, to whom they both report. Tappe, who has been with WMG for 14 years, was named SVP, Deputy General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer. Maness, who marks her tenth anniversary with WMG this year, was named SVP, Deputy General Counsel. Both Tappe and Maness were named to Billboard’s prestigious Top Music Lawyers list in 2017 and 2018.


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Rocío Guerrero Appointed Vice President, A&R and Cross-Cultural Strategy, Warner Music Latin America & Spain

on October 15, 2018 - 2:09pm


Former Spotify Executive Developed Acclaimed Latin and Global Music Playlists, Brands and Strategy


Rocío Guerrero will join Warner Music Group as Vice President, A&R and Cross-Cultural Strategy, Warner Music Latin America & Spain. She will report to Warner Music Latin America President Iñigo Zabala and will be based in New York, splitting her time between NY and the Warner Music Latina office in Miami, FL.


As a senior member of the Warner Music Latin America and Spain team, Guerrero will explore new artist development avenues across the streaming services, as well as help identify


Free To Be Foundation Signs Global Publishing Deal with Warner/Chappell Music

on October 10, 2018 - 1:08pm


Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed an exclusive agreement with the Free to Be Foundation to administer the rights to the popular children’s classic Free To Be... You and Me, which was created by Emmy award-winning actress Marlo Thomas and co-produced with Carole Hart.


From Michael Jackson to Diana Ross, the 1972 gold album features an all-star roster of celebrities who perform songs, poems and stories aimed at teaching children about empathy, individuality, and gender and racial equality.


Annapurna Pictures Announces Global Publishing Deal with Warner/Chappell Music

on October 8, 2018 - 1:01pm


Annapurna Pictures, the production company and studio behind Oscar-nominated films Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Her (2013), American Hustle (2013), and Phantom Thread (2017), has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.


WCM will represent and administer the rights to the indie film and TV company’s music publishing properties, including its musical compositions and scores.


Warner Music Group Announces Seed Fund to Invest in Start-Ups

on October 5, 2018 - 1:01pm


WMG Boost to Foster Entrepreneurial Growth & Innovation in Music


Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced WMG Boost, a seed-stage investment fund aimed at supporting entrepreneurial growth and innovative thinking in the music industry. The multimillion-dollar fund will invest in early-stage businesses within and adjacent to the recorded music business. Start-ups can learn more about the fund and submit business plans for consideration here.


WMG Boost is all about nurturing the diversity of ideas within the music ecosystem, especially at this meeting point between music and tech,” said