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WMG Acquisition Corp. Announces Launch of Cash Tender Offers

on October 10, 2016 - 2:08am

Warner Music Group Corp. (“Warner Music Group” or “WMG”) today announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary, WMG Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), it has commenced cash tender offers to purchase any and all of the outstanding senior secured notes (the “Existing Notes”) listed below. 

(1)      Notes may be tendered and will be accepted for payment in denominations of €1,000 and any integral multiple of €1,000.

(2)      Per €1,000 principal amount of 6.250% Notes and excluding Accrued Interest, which will be paid in addition to the Consideration, up to the settlement date for the

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Warner Music Group Corp. Announces Launch of Senior Secured Notes Offering

on October 10, 2016 - 2:08am

On October 10, 2016, Warner Music Group Corp. (“Warner Music Group” or “WMG”) announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary, WMG Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”), it intends to commence a private offering (the “Offering”) of $630 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes, which are expected to be issued in a combination of euro- and dollar-denominated notes (the “Notes”).

The Notes will be offered in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The Notes will be offered only

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Statement on the Passing of Legendary Songwriter Rod Temperton

on October 5, 2016 - 8:10am

Today the passing of Rod Temperton was announced by Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO of Warner/Chappell, the legendary songwriter's music publisher:

"Rod Temperton, British Composer and Musician, died last week at the age of 66 in London following a brief aggressive battle with cancer.  His funeral was private. He was often referred to as The Invisible Man. He was the sole writer of multiple successful songs such as 'Thriller,' 'Off The Wall,' 'Rock With You,' 'Give Me The Night,' 'Sweet Freedom,' 'Always & Forever' and 'Boogie Nights' to name just a few.

"His family is devastated and request total

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Warner/Chappell Hosts Exclusive Party for Yello

on September 28, 2016 - 7:20pm

Pictured from L-R: Natascha Augustin (WC), Lars Karlsson (WC), Boris Blank (Yello), Markus Hedke (WC), and Dieter Meier (Yello)
Photo Credit: Katja Ruge

Last night, Warner/Chappell Music - the publishing arm of Warner Music Group - hosted an event at Berlin’s exclusive Soho House to celebrate the launch of Toy, the latest album from veteran trailblazing electronic band Yello, aka songwriting duo Boris Blank and Dieter Meier.

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Rhett Akins Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement with Warner/Chappell Nashville

on September 27, 2016 - 1:40pm
Rhett Akins, Warner/Chappell Music and BMI Celebrate Rhett's 24 No. 1 Hits
 
Top Row (Left to Right): Alison Junker (WC), Will Overton (WC), Matt Michiels (WC), Ben Vaughn (WC), Jon Platt (WC), Rhett Akins, Jess Rosen (Greenberg Traurig LLP), Leslie Roberts (BMI), Steve Butler (WC), Travis Carter (WC), Phil May (WC), Phil Graham (BMI). 
Bottom Row (Left to Right): Lisa Boullt, Alicia Pruitt (WC), Jessi Vaughn (WC)

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with award-winning songwriter Rhett

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