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Rani Hancock Named President of Sire Records

on July 10, 2017 - 9:29am

Iconic New York Record Label Reborn During 50th Anniversary Year

Sire Records, one of the most revered and influential labels in modern music, is being reborn during its 50th anniversary year. Effective August 1, widely respected A&R executive Rani Hancock will become President of Sire, based in New York City.

Legendary music executive Seymour Stein, who co-founded Sire Records with Richard Gottehrer in 1967, will continue to bring his wealth of experience and wisdom to the label as its Chairman.

Rani Hancock said, “I’ve always been inspired by Sire's roster of artists and the label’s


First Access Entertainment Signs Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Deal with Warner/Chappell Music

on June 14, 2017 - 2:09pm

Following on from Sarah Stennett's international award win and key note address at Midem 2017, First Access Entertainment today announced that it has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.

Warner/Chappell will represent First Access’ publishing roster for synchronisation in film, TV, advertising, games and other media, as well as provide global copyright administration.

Sarah Stennett, CEO of First Access Entertainment, said “I'm very much looking forward to working hand-in-hand with the


Warner Music France President Thierry Chassagne Honored as Knight of the National Order of Merit

on June 13, 2017 - 1:46pm

Thierry Chassagne, President of Warner Music France, yesterday was appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite – a Knight of France’s prestigious National Order of Merit. This is a high honor bestowed by the President of the French Republic to individuals with distinguished military or civil achievements – “acts of devotion, bravery, generosity, real merit or a measurable commitment to serving others or France.” The National Order of Merit was founded in 1963 by then French President Charles de Gaulle.
In a fitting tribute to Chassagne, the presentation was made by legendary French


Warner Music Group Bolsters Business Development Leadership

on June 8, 2017 - 11:13am

Jeff Bronikowski Joins as SVP, Global Business Development/Head of New Technology & Innovation; Tracy Gardner Promoted to SVP, Global Business Development and Strategy


Laura Pausini Signs New Deal With Warner Music Italy

on June 7, 2017 - 6:46am

Laura Pausini, the biggest female Italian pop music artist, has renewed her worldwide deal with Warner Music Italy.

Laura Pausini says: “Warner was the one who first believed in me 24 years ago and I still bet on our chemistry.”

Marco Alboni, CEO, Warner Music Italy, adds: “Laura Pausini is one of the biggest superstars that Italy has ever produced. She's a force of nature, who is always moving forward, breaking new ground and astonishing us all with her boundless talent and beautiful music.