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Warner Music Group Opens Vaults to Launch Fan-Selected, Limited-Run Vinyl Label, Run Out Groove

on March 28, 2017 - 11:27am

Exclusive Pressings from MC5, Echo & The Bunnymen, Golden Smog, Secret Machines and Solomon Burke Kick Off Series

Warner Music Group has announced the launch of RUN OUT GROOVE, a new fan-driven, vinyl-only record label. Each month, RUN OUT GROOVE allows fans to vote on the label’s next high-quality vinyl pressing, chosen from three selections of either unreleased material, out-of-print material, or brand new collections compiled from the Warner Music vault.

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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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RIP Tommy LiPuma

on March 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Multi-Grammy-winning producer and veteran label executive Tommy LiPuma has passed away at the age of 80. Tommy was initially at Warner Bros. from 1974 to 1978, and again from 1979 to 1990, before moving to Elektra for four years. During his two decades in the WMG family, he produced a string of best-selling albums, among them George Benson’s boundary-crossing Breezin’ and Natalie Cole’s landmark Unforgettable… With Love, as well as records by Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Dr. John, Anita Baker, and many more. Tommy’s recordings have sold over 75 million copies and earned him 33 Grammy nominations.

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Ed Sheeran’s ÷ Tops Charts and Smashes Records in the UK and Around the Globe

on March 10, 2017 - 12:00am

The album makes  global streaming history by breaking the Spotify record for the highest first week streams with almost 375 million streams

÷ has the third biggest opening week in UK Official Album Chart history with sales of 672,000 units

The album tops the iTunes albums chart in 97 countries 

Singles from ÷ occupy a record-breaking nine places in the UK Top 10 Chart

Ed Sheeran’s amazing third studio album ÷ (Divide) has lit up charts and smashed records around the globe.

The landmark album made streaming history with the highest first week Spotify streams ever, with almost 375 million

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