Warner / Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp. (NYSE: WMG), today announced three new appointments designed to strengthen its UK and International Legal and Business Affairs teams. Mark Waring takes the role of Head of Legal and Business Affairs, Warner / Chappell Music UK, reporting to Richard Manners, Managing Director Warner / Chappell Music UK and Jane Dyball, Senior Vice President, International Legal and Business Affairs, Warner / Chappell Music. Rebecca Coleman and Anneliese Capps both join as Legal and Business Affairs Managers, reporting to Waring. Capps will have additional responsibilities for International matters, for which she will report to Dyball.
Dyball commented, “We’re delighted to be bringing such a talented trio on board and, in doing so, being able to offer a significantly enhanced level of support to our writers, partners and to our colleagues in the UK and around the world. Mark, Rebecca and Anneliese each bring a unique combination of experience and expertise to our business, which will be invaluable as we continue to develop wide-ranging relationships with world-class composers and to find new and innovative ways for people to connect with their works.”
Mark Waring said, “I’m very excited to be joining Warner / Chappell Music UK, who are committed to being a first-choice destination for song-writing talent at the same time as leading transformation in the music publishing business. I look forward to working with Rebecca and Anneliese to deliver a strong level of support to Jane, Richard and their teams.”
Waring joins Warner / Chappell Music from Sony / ATV Music Publishing where, in his role as Head of Business Affairs, he was responsible for drafting, contractual negotiation and deal administration for signed writers and catalogues, as well as advising corporate divisions and international affiliates. Prior to that, he worked for Sony Records UK in the legal and Business Affairs team, having qualified as a solicitor at David Wineman Solicitors, specializing in music law. Earlier in his career, Waring also worked at Time Records in Italy and at Kickin’ Music in London.
Coleman joins the company from the Warner Bros. Entertainment UK legal team where she provided general commercial and IP advice for the UK and Europe. This followed a previous stint with the company where she had worked in the European Corporate Commercial team. She qualified as a solicitor at Rouse Legal (formerly Willoughby and Partners) following Paralegal work at Hit Entertainment PLC, Herbert Smith and Harbottle & Lewis LLP.
Prior to her new role, Capps qualified as a solicitor at Mayer Brown International LLP, and worked on secondment to EMI Records in the Legal and Business Affairs team. She gained additional legal experience at Citigroup, Davenport Lyons and Allen & Overy.
About Warner / Chappell Music
Warner / Chappell Music is WMG's award-winning global music publishing company. The Warner / Chappell Music catalog includes standards such as "Happy Birthday To You," "Rhapsody in Blue," "Winter Wonderland," the songs of Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin, as well as the music of Eric Clapton, Green Day, Katy Perry, Led Zeppelin, Lil Wayne, Madonna, Nickelback, Paramore, Red Hot Chili Peppers, T.I. Timbaland, and others. Warner / Chappell Music is a leader in creating innovative strategies for marketing and promoting its songwriters and their music. The company's extensive catalog makes it a natural first stop for A&R executives and record producers, feature film and television production companies, and others looking to record or license some of the world's greatest music.