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Atlantic Records Launches Podcast Initiative

on February 27, 2018 - 11:02am

Label Sets In-House Production Team, Builds Dedicated Podcast Studio

“What’d I Say” Podcast Series Premieres Today

Atlantic Records has announced the launch of an in-house podcast initiative with its own dedicated podcast production team. In addition, the company is building a podcast-specific studio at its New York City headquarters, scheduled to be up and running this spring. The initiative is the brainchild of Atlantic Vice President Tom Mullen, who hosts his own acclaimed podcast music series, “Washed Up Emo,” which has been running for seven years and just aired its 124th episode.

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Ed Sheeran Officially Named the Best-Selling Global Recording Artist of 2017

on February 26, 2018 - 11:21am

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Ed Sheeran as the world’s best-selling recording artist of 2017, reflecting the unparalleled, record-breaking success of his third studio album ‘÷’ (Divide) and its singles including the global smashes Shape of YouCastle on the HillGalway Girl and Perfect.

Released in March 2017, Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ was the global best-selling album of last year and has been certified as multi-Platinum in 36 markets.  Shape of You was the best-selling single globally of 2017 and has been certified as multi-Platinum in 32

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Warner Music UK Enjoys Record Breaking Year at The BRIT Awards

on February 21, 2018 - 6:14pm

Warner Music UK (WMUK) is celebrating the company’s most successful BRIT Awards yet. WMUK artists won six of the eleven awards (six of the eight UK awards) announced during the show, more than any other music company. These awards follow a spectacular showing for Max Lousada’s Warner Music at the Grammy Awards in New York last month.

At the 38th BRIT Awards, Dua Lipa took home British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist, Ed Sheeran won Global Success, Gorillaz was crowned British Group, and Stormzy was awarded British Male Solo Artist and Mastercard British Album of the Year, for

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Warner Music Appoints Marcela Vaccari as VP, Business Development, Latin America and Spain

on February 20, 2018 - 7:22am

Warner Music has appointed Marcela Vaccari as Vice President, Business Development, Latin America and Spain. She will be based in Miami and report to Iñigo Zabala, President, Latin America and Iberia, Warner Music.

In her new role, Vaccari will work on enhancing Warner Music’s existing business partnerships and striking new deals to help grow revenue for the record company and its artists.

Marcela Vaccari says: “I’m delighted to be working with Iñigo and the team as we further build Warner Music’s presence in key emerging markets.

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NIKO NORDSTRÖM HONORED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT FINNISH GRAMMYS

on February 5, 2018 - 11:29am

Niko Nordström, President of Warner Music Australasia, has been honored with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Emma Gaala, the Finnish equivalent of the U.S. Grammy Awards. This year’s Emma Gaala, which has been run by IFPI Finland for more than three decades, was held on Saturday night at the Espoo Metro Areena in Helsinki.

Nordström was the Managing Director of Warner Music Finland from 2007 to 2017, when he left to take up his current post in Sydney.

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