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Warner Music Group Strengthens Global Technology & Data Expertise

on December 14, 2016 - 12:00am

Ralph Munsen Named Chief Information Officer

Vinnie Freda Named Chief Data Officer

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced a new senior management structure for the company’s technology and data areas. Veteran media and music executives Ralph Munsen and Vinnie Freda have been named Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Data Officer (CDO), respectively, reporting to CEO Steve Cooper.

Munsen and Freda bring a wealth of diverse and complementary knowledge and experience to their new posts and will work closely together to ensure WMG is providing its artists, songwriters and labels with


Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams’ is Certified Platinum by the RIAA

on December 13, 2016 - 12:00am

Band’s New Video Shows Chris Martin Recording Stripped-Back Version of “Everglow”

Coldplay’s A Head Full Of Dreams has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. The news coincides with the one-year anniversary of the album’s release. Now all seven of the band’s studio albums have attained Platinum status (or above) in the U.S. A Head Full Of Dreams has sold more than five million copies globally.

The band’s new video shows Chris Martin recording a stripped-back version of “Everglow,” a song from A Head Full Of Dreams. The video, which was directed by Ben Mor, also features an excerpt of Muhammad


Alicia Pruitt Promoted to SVP, A&R, Warner/Chappell Nashville

on December 12, 2016 - 11:15am

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced the promotion of Alicia Pruitt to Senior Vice President, A&R.


Warner Bros. Records Strengthens Senior Management Team

on December 12, 2016 - 12:00am

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced today the strengthening of the senior management team through the promotion of three key executives Peter Gray, Larry Mattera and Hildi Snodgrass. 

Gray is elevated to General Manager and Executive Vice President, Promotion & Media.   Larry Mattera is elevated to General Manager and Executive Vice President, Commerce & Marketing.  Chief Financial Officer Hildi Snodgrass expands her role to include Executive Vice President, Operations.


Warner/Chappell Production Music Debuts "Color TV" and "Elbroar" Catalogs

on December 8, 2016 - 12:03pm

Warner/Chappell Production Music is proud to announce the debut of its new Color TV and Elbroar catalogs. Color TV is comprised of German composer Curt Cress’ nearly 14,000 track collection from Curt Cress Publishing GmbH, and its sister company F.A.M.E. Recordings Publishing GmbH. Color TV and the Elbroar catalog, also from Germany, are available for licensing now.