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Warner Music Group Launches Warner Music South Africa

on December 5, 2013 - 12:04pm

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) today announced the launch of Warner Music South Africa, following a buyout of Gallo Records’ share of the joint venture Warner Music Gallo Africa.

The new affiliate will oversee the release of international repertoire within South Africa and other territories across the African continent. Tracy Fraser will continue as Managing Director, Warner Music South Africa, reporting into Eliah Seton, SVP International Strategy & Operations.

Stu Bergen, President, International, Warner Recorded Music, commented, “We are very excited about the growth potential of the


Robert Kraft Named Consultant, Soundtracks, Warner Bros. Records

on December 4, 2013 - 12:00am

Acclaimed Executive, Composer and Producer to Bring Together Film and Music in Innovative Ways
Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced the appointment of Robert Kraft as Consultant, Soundtracks, Warner Bros. Records. Kraft will serve artists throughout the label’s roster in identifying, developing and executing soundtrack opportunities across film, TV, video games and the internet.


Warner Music Group Names Kris Ahrend Senior Vice President, Recorded Music Rights Administration

on December 2, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the promotion of Kris Ahrend to the position of Senior Vice President, Recorded Music Rights Administration.  In his new post, Ahrend will oversee a newly established division encompassing U.S. Artist Royalties, Publishing Royalties and Licensing, Master Licensing, Rights Administration, and Catalog Legal Affairs.  Based in Los Angeles, he will report to Matt Flott, CFO, Recorded Music, WMG.  Ahrend was most recently Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs for the Rhino Entertainment division of WMG.
In making the announcement, Matt Flott


Warner Bros. Records Bolsters Brand Marketing Team

on November 25, 2013 - 12:00am

Ryan Barkan appointed Vice President, Creative Synch Licensing

Lila Gerson appointed Senior Director, Brand Partnerships

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced two additional members of its Brand Partnerships & Commercial Licensing team. Ryan Barkan is appointed Vice President of Creative Synch Licensing and Lila Gerson is appointed Senior Director of Brand Partnerships. Both report to Lori Feldman, Executive Vice President of Brand Partnership & Music Licensing.

“A world-class brand partnerships and licensing team is an important part of WBR’s commitment to helping our artists build


Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Warner/Chappell Music

on November 18, 2013 - 12:00am

Heavy Metal Icon Joins Award-Winning Music Publisher
Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with renowned Megadeth singer, songwriter, and guitarist Dave Mustaine.  Effective immediately, Warner/Chappell will administer Mustaine’s songwriting from Megadeth’s recently released album Super Collider, as well as future songwriting.

Mustaine said, “I am very excited about this new partnership with Warner/Chappell.