Warner/Chappell Music (WCM)—Warner Music Group’s global music publishing company—has been named Music Publisher of the Year at the 32nd Canadian Music & Broadcast Industry Awards in Toronto. Voted on by music industry experts, the award underscores the strength of WCM’s showing on the Canadian charts as well as the company’s ongoing worldwide success.
“Over the last two years, we’ve focused on providing unparalleled support and service to Warner/Chappell’s songwriters, artists and publishing partners. I am delighted that this renewed dynamism and determination is being acknowledged across the globe, and particularly honored that the Canadian music community has recognized our team and our writers with this prestigious award,” said Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner/Chappell Music. “It is through our continued dedication to today’s outstanding talent and the songwriting stars of tomorrow that we are building a reputation as the world’s most creative and committed music publisher.”
Following Warner/Chappell’s many successes in 2012, including being named Publisher of the Year at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards, the company has continued to build momentum during the first three months of 2013. At other events during Canadian Music Week, Warner/Chappell songwriter Nate Ruess and his band fun. continued their winning streak, taking home International Group Of The Year at the Canadian Radio Music Awards and International Single Of The Year at the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards. Also this year, WCM songwriters won a host of awards at this year’s Grammys, including ‘Song of the Year’, ‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Best New Artist’; superstars such as Beyoncé and JAY Z have signed agreements with WCM; writers including Kendrick Lamar, Kacey Musgraves, Ben Howard, Pablo Alborán and others have reached new heights of success; the Les Misérables soundtrack topped charts on both sides of the Atlantic; and WCM has signed a host of new talent around the world. Further, the company has continued to evolve the services it offers songwriters, including by combining its music publishing synchronization team with the recorded music licensing department of Rhino Entertainment.
Source: Warner/Chappell Music