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Ben Cook Named President of Atlantic Records UK

on April 3, 2014 - 12:34pm

Warner Music UK CEO Max Lousada announced today that Ben Cook has been appointed President, Atlantic Records UK.

Cook's promotion is effective from April 14th and follows his successful tenure as President of Asylum Records UK, part of the Atlantic Records UK family of labels and home to some of the most celebrated UK signings of recent years including multi-platinum selling Ed Sheeran and BRIT Award winners Rudimental.

Cook's new position will see him assume responsibility for the full Atlantic UK portfolio, overseeing the creative and strategic direction of the company as well as the


Warner Music Japan Names Senior Management Team

on March 26, 2014 - 12:36pm

Kazuyuki Kobayashi appointed Chief Executive Officer, Warner Music Japan

Shuji Utsumi named Chief Operating Officer, Warner Music Japan
Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the appointment of Kazuyuki (Kaz) Kobayashi as Chief Executive Officer and Shuji Utsumi as Chief Operating Officer, Warner Music Japan. 

Kobayashi, a highly experienced and respected media executive, joins from Sony Music Entertainment Japan where he most recently worked as Corporate Executive, overseeing Sony's music TV assets, live venues, ticketing and magazine publishing.

WMG Acquisition Corp. Announces Launch of Senior Notes Offering and Cash Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation For Certain Series of Debt Securities

on March 26, 2014 - 12:30pm

Warner Music Group Corp. (“Warner Music Group” or “WMG”) today announced that through its wholly owned subsidiary WMG Acquisition Corp. (the “Company”) it has commenced a private offering (the “Offering”) of senior notes (the “New Notes”).

The New Notes will be offered in a private offering exempt from the registration requirements of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”).  The New Notes will be offered only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A and to certain persons outside the United States pursuant to Regulation S, each under the

Lori Feldman Promoted To EVP, Brand Partnerships & Creative Synch Licensing For Warner Bros. Records

on March 11, 2014 - 12:39pm

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced the promotion of Lori Feldman to Executive Vice President, Brand Partnerships & Creative Synch Licensing.  A 19-year veteran of the Warner Bros. team, Feldman had served as Senior Vice President, Brand Partnerships & Music Licensing since 2006.  In her new post, she will continue to forge world-class brand partnerships and licensing opportunities for Warner Bros.’ roster of artists. Based at the company’s New York City offices, Feldman reports directly to WBR Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang.

“Lori has long been a pioneer in the fostering of brand

Aimee Mayo Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement with Warner/Chappell Music

on March 7, 2014 - 11:41am

Award-Winning Nashville Songwriter Joins Global Music Publisher
Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with chart-topping songwriter and former BMI Songwriter of the Year Aimee Mayo.
“Warner/Chappell already feels like home," said Mayo. "To me, energy is everything, and I am beyond excited to be surrounded by such an innovative and inspiring team. I look forward to celebrating lots of monster smash hits together and I'm honored to be part of such a long lineage of legendary songwriters.”