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Karl Kongkham Named As Managing Director, Warner Music Thailand

on November 1, 2017 - 8:37am

Karl Kongkham has today been named as Managing Director of Warner Music Thailand. He will take up the role on November 1st and report to Calvin Wong, Warner Recorded Music’s President, South East Asia, Hong Kong and Korea.

Karl joins WMG from the Leo Burnett Group, an agency that specialises in advertising, digital and social media, content and innovation, sales promotion, direct marketing and event management. He served as a business director of the company’s ARC Worldwide and MSLGROUP subsidiaries.

Karl Kongkham says: “I’m so pleased to have been invited to take up this role at Warner


Asylum Records Relaunched In U.S.

on October 31, 2017 - 11:36am

Kenny Weagly Named President

First Signing, UGLY GOD, Scores RIAA Platinum

Warner Music Group (WMG) has relaunched its iconic Asylum Records label in the U.S. The label’s new incarnation is headed by long-time WMG executive Kenny Weagly, who has been named President. In addition, Grammy-winning producer Dante Ross has been named Senior Vice President, A&R.

“Asylum was founded with artistic freedom as its guiding principle,” said Weagly, “and the new Asylum expands on that ideal by believing in and supporting our artists’ visions for their music, as well as when and how they want to release


Eric Mackay To Lead Warner/Chappell's Global Digital Strategy & Team

on October 26, 2017 - 8:11am

Dynamic Executive Promoted to Worldwide Role

Warner/Chappell Music, the global publishing company of Warner Music Group, today announced that Eric Mackay has been promoted with immediate effect to Executive Vice President, Global Digital Strategy.

Primarily based in London, Eric will continue to report directly to Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music. In his new post, Mackay will be responsible for leading the publisher’s global digital strategy, as well as expanding its commercial partnerships for the benefit of its songwriters.


Helen McLaughlin Appointed Managing Director, Warner Music Sweden

on October 25, 2017 - 12:00am

Helen McLaughlin has been appointed Managing Director, Warner Music Sweden.  She will take up the role on January 1st and will report to Jonas Siljemark, President, Warner Music Nordics.

McLaughlin joins Warner Music from Sony Music Sweden, where she has served as Head of A&R for the last six years.

Helen McLaughlin says: “I’m delighted and humbled to have been offered this opportunity. I’ve known Jonas Siljemark for many years and am very excited to get the chance to work with him and to get to know the rest of the Warner family.


Santiago Menéndez-Pidal Named Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music Spain

on October 24, 2017 - 11:50am

Warner/Chappell Music, the global publishing company of Warner Music Group, today announced the appointment of Santiago Menéndez-Pidal as Managing Director, Warner/Chappell Music Spain, effective November 15. Menéndez-Pidal will work closely with Gustavo Menendez, President, Latin America, Warner/Chappell Music and report to Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music.

Menéndez-Pidal joins from Sony Music Spain, where he served as A&R Director for the last four years, signing artists including Dvicio, Abraham Mateo, Andrés Suárez, C Tangana, Melendi and Rozalén.