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Kei Ishizaka to Retire from Warner Music Japan

on February 24, 2014 - 11:46am

Veteran Executive Successfully Steered Company Through Key Transformational Period


Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the retirement of Kei Ishizaka from his post as Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Japan. A 46-year veteran of the Japanese music industry, Ishizaka joined Warner Music in 2011, having previously served in senior executive positions at Universal Music and Toshiba-EMI.

While at Warner Music Japan, Ishizaka spearheaded the success of new artists such as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, one of the most popular acts in Japan today.

Mute Partners With ADA

on February 21, 2014 - 7:38am

ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced a partnership with renowned independent record label Mute. Since its launch more than three decades ago, the Mute roster has included seminal artists such as Depeche Mode, Moby, Erasure, Goldfrapp, Can, Yaz and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. ADA will contribute its digital & physical distribution services to releases from the label’s roster of artists in the US & Canada.
“It is a true honor to welcome Mute into the ADA family of labels,” said Kenny Weagly, Senior Vice President, A&R and Label Services,

Stanford Offers Online Creativity Course Featuring Warner Music Group Artists

on February 20, 2014 - 11:50am

Innovative online course connects participants around the world to build creative problem-solving skills through the lens of music.

Stanford University announced today the launch of ‘Creativity: Music to My Ears,’ a free, massive open online course (MOOC) teaching creative problem-solving skills through the lens of music. Taught by Stanford Engineering Professor Tina Seelig, the course features contributions of Warner Music Group artists, songwriters and executives.


Warner Music Group and Shazam Announce Landmark Strategic Alliance

on February 19, 2014 - 11:53am

Next-Generation Music Label and Highly Integrated Marketing Relationship


Initial Successes Include Innovative Campaigns for Bruno Mars, Wiz Khalifa and Chromeo


Warner Music Group (WMG) and Shazam® today announced an innovative strategic alliance that will discover new acts and sign them to a Shazam branded label under WMG, and that will collaborate in enhanced marketing across WMG’s roster of artists.        


The global partnership will create a ground-breaking connection between music fans, emerging artists, and WMG’s A&R teams.

Banks Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Warner/Chappell Music

on February 14, 2014 - 12:10pm

Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with acclaimed singer and songwriter Jillian Banks AKA Banks. The Los Angeles-based 25 year old recently released the track “Brain” from her upcoming full-length debut, and has received acclaim from the likes of Billboard, Pitchfork, and SPIN, among many others.
Banks said, "The second I met Jon, Lucas and the Warner/Chappell team I knew they would be my family."
“Banks has written some of the most stunning and emotionally gripping music we’ve heard in