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Dallas Martin Named President of Asylum Records

on January 21, 2021 - 10:42am

Prominent A&R executive and noted hip-hop mentor Dallas Martin has been named to lead Asylum Records as President of the growing Warner Music Group (WMG) imprint. Martin will remain a member of the Atlantic Records executive team as EVP of A&R. Based in LA, he will dual report into Eliah Seton, President of Independent Music & Creator Services, WMG and Craig Kallman, Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records. Martin will oversee Asylum alongside Co-President Gabrielle Peluso.

In nearly a decade with WMG, Martin has proven an expert judge of talent, with a deep commitment to hands-on artist development

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Warner Music Group Corp. To Conduct Earnings Conference Call on Monday, February 1, 2021

on January 18, 2021 - 8:00am

Warner Music Group Corp. will release its financial results on Monday, February 1, 2021, for the first quarter ended December 31, 2020, and will hold an earnings update conference call that afternoon at 4:30 p.m. ET.

To access the conference call, please dial (833) 646-0491 or (918) 922-6618. The passcode for the call is “Warner Music.”  We suggest you call in 10 minutes prior to the start time. If you do not anticipate asking a question, we recommend joining via the webcast at www.wmg.com. You will be able to replay the conference call up until Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

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Warner Chappell Music France Signs a New Global Deal with Aya Nakamura

on January 4, 2021 - 11:20am

Multi-Platinum artist and songwriter Aya Nakamura, the biggest French breakthrough star of the last three years, has signed a new globally exclusive deal with Warner Chappell Music, three years after having signed her first agreement with the publisher in 2017.

She recently topped the French charts with ‘Plus Jamais feat Stormzy’, a single from her third studio album Aya, released by Rec 118/Warner Music France in November 2020. The album has already been certified Gold and also features the single ‘Jolie Nana’, which topped the French charts for four consecutive weeks – the longest run for

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Kim Hojoong Sells More Than 500,000 Physical Copies of his Album on Day One of Release

on December 18, 2020 - 4:59am

Kim Hojoong has just had one of the biggest global album successes of the year with the launch of The Classic Album. The release, which was produced and distributed by Warner Music Korea, received more than 500,000 pre-orders for physical copies, with more fans heading to the shops across the country today.

Such a high level of physical sales is usually associated with leading KPop acts, such as BTS or EXO, rather than a classical music artist.

Simon Robson, President, Warner Music Asia, says: “This is an incredible achievement.

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Greg Dorfman Named EVP, Promotion for Elektra Music Group

on December 7, 2020 - 10:03am

Greg Dorfman has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Promotion for Elektra Music Group (EMG). Dorfman, who has been with the Warner Music (WMG) family for over 25 years, will now oversee the day-to-day operations of EMG’s promotion department, including the Elektra, Fueled By Ramen, and Roadrunner labels. Based in New York, Dorfman reports to EMG Co-President Mike Easterlin. 

Dorfman, who first joined the Elektra label in 1994, most recently served as EMG’s Senior Vice President of Alternative Promotion. Among his many accomplishments, he led the company to back-to-back No.

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