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Warner/Chappell Production Music Names Industry Veteran Randy Wachtler President & CEO, Worldwide

on August 2, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group’s production music arm, today announced the appointment of Randy Wachtler as President & CEO. Randy is based in Nashville, TN, and will report to Cameron Strang, Chairman and CEO, Warner/Chappell Music. Wachtler replaces Randy Thornton, who has left the company.

“Randy Wachtler is a world-class music industry veteran, who founded one of the cornerstones of our production music unit,” said Strang.


Warner/Chappell Music Appoints Times Music in India

on August 2, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., and Times Music, the music and music IP management business of the Times of India Group, today announced an exclusive licensing deal under which Times Music will represent Warner/Chappell’s rich catalog in India. The agreement will see Times Music managing the rights to Warner/Chappell’s repertoire and driving publishing and synch deals on behalf of a wide array of legendary songwriters, award-winning contemporary hits and influential standards.
Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell said, “India has


Warner/Chappell Music Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Agreement with Def Jam Recording Artist Logic

on July 15, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., today announced that it has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with Def Jam recording artist and songwriter Logic. The Maryland-native was recently selected by XXL as one of 2013’s Top 10 Freshmen, a prestigious listing of the year’s most promising up-and-coming hip hop artists. Logic is currently working on his full-length debut album with executive producer No I.D.

Logic said, "I'm very excited to take this next step in my career.


Warner Music Group Completes Acquisition of Parlophone Label Group

on July 1, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG), an Access Industries company, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Parlophone Label Group (PLG) from Universal Music Group (UMG), a subsidiary of Vivendi.

In addition to the historic Parlophone label, PLG includes the Chrysalis/Ensign labels in the United Kingdom, EMI Classics and Virgin Classics and the EMI operating companies in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and Sweden.

The transaction brings these important and influential companies together with WMG’s own iconic labels including


Marco Alboni Appointed Chairman and CEO, Warner Music Italy

on June 27, 2013 - 12:00am

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced that Marco Alboni has been appointed Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Italy. Alboni, who most recently served as Chairman of EMI Italy, assumes the position on July 1st and will report to Stu Bergen, President, International, Warner Recorded Music. Massimo Giuliano, formerly Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Italy, will leave the company at the end of the month.
Bergen said, “I would like to thank Massimo for his many years of leadership.