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Miles Leonard Announces His Decision To Step Down As Chairman, Parlophone Records; Mark Mitchell Named Co-President, Parlophone Records

on October 19, 2017 - 12:00am

Miles Leonard, Chairman, Parlophone Records, has announced his decision to step away from the running of the label in January 2018. Leonard, who has worked at the iconic record company for 23 years, will continue in an advisory A&R role and support the leadership transition until late 2018, after which he will continue working with Warner Music on key artists and special projects.

Mark Mitchell has been named as Co-President of Parlophone Records from 1st January 2018, reporting into Max Lousada, CEO Recorded Music, WMG & Chairman and CEO, Warner Music UK.

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Warner Music Group Elevates Alfonso Perez-Soto to Senior Vice President, Global Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer, Emerging Markets

on October 18, 2017 - 12:34pm

Warner Music Group (WMG) has promoted Alfonso Perez-Soto to the newly created position of Senior Vice President, Global Business Development and Chief Commercial Officer, Emerging Markets. Perez-Soto will remain based in Miami, reporting to Ole Obermann, Chief Digital Officer.

In this new role, Perez-Soto will identify new business models and open distribution channels, as well as finding ways to drive additional revenue and enhancing key partner relationships.

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Atlantic & Artist Partner Group Launch Emerge, Nationwide Social Media-Driven Talent Search

on October 10, 2017 - 1:00pm

Companies Form Groundbreaking Partnership with AEG Presents, Deckstar, Deutsch & Spotify; Campaign Open to Pop/R&B Artists Between the Ages of 13-19

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Legendary Songwriter Juanes Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement with Warner/Chappell Music

on October 10, 2017 - 9:00am

Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with 23-time Grammy-winner Juanes. His latest ground-breaking release, Mis Planes son Amarte, was the first visual album in Spanish, and went to No. 1 in 14 countries and has generated three No. 1 singles so far. Juanes was recently nominated for five Latin Grammys, including Album of the Year and two for Record of the Year, making him the most nominated artist in Latin Grammy history. 

Juanes said, "I'm very excited to start this new stage in my songwriting career with

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Crispin Hunt Signs Deal with Warner/Chappell

on October 5, 2017 - 5:45am

Multi-platinum selling songwriter Crispin Hunt has signed a worldwide deal with Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.

Hunt initially found fame as vocalist for Longpigs, the Sheffield-based alternative rock band. He was also the principal songwriter behind their critically acclaimed debut album The Sun Is Often Out. Since 2000 Hunt has pursued a songwriting and production career , writing for a huge variety of artists including Ellie Goulding, Florence and the Machine, JP Cooper and Jake Bugg.

He is also well known for serving as Chair of the British

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