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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.


Lucy Otterwell Promoted To SVP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, EMEA, Warner Music Group

on November 18, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) today announced the promotion of Lucy Otterwell to the position of Senior Vice President, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Europe, Middle East & Africa. Based in London, Otterwell will report to Stephen Bryan, Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Warner Music Group. She will oversee WMG’s business development in this region and collaborate with the company’s network of affiliates to help drive global digital growth.


ADA Strengthens Global Management Team

on November 11, 2013 - 12:00am

Ari Taitz Named Chief Operating Officer, ADA Worldwide
Kenny Weagly, SVP, A&R and Label Services to Take on Global Responsibilities
ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced two key appointments in its senior management team that will help accelerate the strengthening of the company’s worldwide footprint, while extending ADA’s leading position in the US. Both executives will report directly to Mike Jbara, President, ADA Worldwide.
Ari Taitz has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, ADA Worldwide, and will work closely with Jbara to


Warner/Chappell Music Named 2013 Music Publisher Of The Year At ASCAP Country Music Awards

on November 5, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, was named 2013 Music Publisher of the Year at last night’s 51st Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards.  Underscoring the legendary publisher’s incredible year so far, WCM songwriters also picked up six ASCAP “Most Performed Song” awards.
“It’s our philosophy that creativity is best fostered with service that goes beyond what’s traditionally expected of a music publisher,” said Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music.


Warner Music Group Announces the Appointment of Dirk Ewald as SVP, Global Catalogue Management

on November 4, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG) today announced the appointment of Dirk Ewald to SVP, Global Catalogue Management, reporting into Kevin Gore, President & CEO, Rhino Entertainment & Global Catalogue. Based in London, Ewald will work closely with recorded music teams around the world to harness consumer insights, identify commercial opportunities and devise high profile global, regional and local marketing campaigns for catalogue and compilation releases. He will also be responsible for overseeing the creation and diversification of product lines and developing strategies for associated rights.