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Record-Breaking Country Music Week for Warner/Chappell

on November 15, 2018 - 4:53pm

Named BMI’s Publisher of the Year for First Time in Nearly 20 Years


Crowned ASCAP’s Publisher of the Year for Sixth Year in a Row


Country music’s biggest week also proved to be a record-breaking week for Warner/Chappell Music (WCM). The company was named BMI’s Publisher of the Year for the first time in nearly 20 years, and ASCAP Publisher of the Year for the sixth year running.


WCM songwriters won an outstanding 42 country music awards from the three major performing rights organizations, including 19 ASCAP Most Performed Song Awards, 20 BMI Top Song Awards, and three SESAC Country


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.


“Trent and Maryrose


Carlos Ruiz Díaz Named Managing Director of Warner/Chappell Music Mexico

on November 8, 2018 - 12:17pm

Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced the appointment of Carlos Ruiz Díaz as Managing Director, Warner/Chappell Music Mexico. He reports to Gustavo Menendez, President, Warner/Chappell Music, Latin America.

Having started out at Warner Music Mexico in 1991 and going on to work at various global entertainment companies affiliated with Universal Music, AOL Time Warner, and Univision, Díaz brings more than twenty-five years of experience to WMG.

  “I have been in this business a long time, and I’ve never seen Spanish-language songs rivaling


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.