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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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Warner/Chappell Expands Presence in Germany

on March 7, 2017 - 9:00am

New Berlin Office Joins Hamburg and Munich Operations

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RIP Tommy Page

on March 4, 2017 - 12:00am

While the world is hearing sad news of the sudden passing of Tommy Page this morning, it's important we remember the shining light & beautiful life of our colleague and friend Tommy.

Accomplished as both an artist and executive, his charm and charisma were effortless and effective. His style and grace were always on point. Tommy's spirited passion for music and hit songs could rival any industry giant. And, of course, his signature smile was a lasting trademark of a true pop star we all adored as an artist on stage - and as a peer on our industry's pitch.

- Peter Gray, Warner Bros. Records

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Mark Fry Named As New MD of Warner Music Finland

on March 1, 2017 - 4:05am

Mark Fry has been named as the new Managing Director of Warner Music Finland. In his new role, he will report to Jonas Siljemark, President, Warner Music Nordics.

Fry will assume the role after serving as General Manager and Marketing Director of Warner Music Finland. His appointment follows the departure of Niko Nordström, who is moving to head up Warner Music Australasia.

Jonas Siljemark says: “Mark Fry has been a key part of the incredible success story of Warner Music Finland in recent years and I am delighted he’ll now be running our team there.

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