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Open Letter to Warner/Chappell Songwriters from Jon Platt

on September 16, 2016 - 6:56pm

Dear Songwriters,

I know that the determination of the Department of Justice (DOJ) on the issue of 100% licensing of US performance rights in musical compositions has weighed heavily on our minds over the past several months. In July, I wrote to you, promising to keep you up-to-date on everything that happens, as it happens. 

Today, I am very pleased to inform you of the result of a legal challenge brought by BMI against the DOJ. Just this afternoon, Judge Stanton ruled that the BMI consent decree does not require 100% licensing.

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Kris Chen Named Senior Vice President of Nonesuch Records

on September 14, 2016 - 10:10am

22-Year Industry Veteran Joins Label’s Top Management Team

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Congratulations to Our 2016 CMA Awards Nominees

on August 31, 2016 - 12:00am

CMA nominations were announced today and our artists across recorded music and publishing did extremely well. W/C songwriter Chris Stapleton tied for the most nominations with five, while Jesse Frasure and Jay Joyce are up for both Song and Single of the Year for their work on Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” and Eric Church’s “Record Year,” respectively. On the recorded music side Cole Swindell received a nomination for New Artist of the Year and Dan + Shay are up for Vocal Duo of the Year.

Other W/C songwriters that contributed to CMA nominations include: Ashley Gorley; Blair Daly; Brett

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Grammy Award-Winning Songwriter, Nathan Chapman, Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement with Warner/Chappell Music

on August 30, 2016 - 12:10pm

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer, Nathan Chapman. Chapman has composed more than 30 songs for major label releases, including for Phillip Phillips, Lady Antebellum, Michael Ray, Dan + Shay, Jake Owen, Eric Paslay, Martina McBride, Colbie Caillat, Lauren Alaina, Sara Evans, Rascal Flatts, O.A.R., Mickey Guyton, Thompson Square, and Darius Rucker, whose song “Homegrown Honey” was Chapman’s first No. 1 hit.

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APG, Atlantic Records & Warner Music Group Open 'A Studio' in Los Angeles

on August 26, 2016 - 9:18am

Next-Generation Complex Is Global Headquarters for Artist Partner Group