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Katie Vinten and Ryan Press Promoted to Co-Heads, A&R, US, Warner/Chappell Music

on December 10, 2015 - 9:17am

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced the promotion of Katie Vinten and Ryan Press to Co-Heads, A&R, US (excluding Nashville). Based at the company’s Los Angeles headquarters and reporting to WCM CEO Jon Platt, Vinten and Press will continue to scout, sign, and nurture new and established songwriting talent.


Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended September 30, 2015

on December 10, 2015 - 7:30am

“We had an excellent year,” said Stephen Cooper, Warner Music Group’s CEO. “We’ve topped the charts with break-out talent, legendary songwriters and global superstars. As the first music major to report streaming revenue exceeding download revenue, we’ve continued to lead the digital transformation, helping us to achieve four consecutive years of revenue growth in our combined recorded music digital and physical business. We’ve outperformed the industry and we are well positioned to build on our success this coming year and beyond.”


Warner Music Group Corp. to Conduct Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, December 10, 2015

on December 7, 2015 - 6:45pm

Warner Music Group Corp. will release its financial results on Thursday, December 10, 2015 for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2015, and will hold an earnings update conference call that morning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

To access the conference call, please dial (844) 868-0142 or (832) 777-5759. The passcode for the call is “Warner Music.” We suggest you call in 10 minutes prior to the start time. You will be able to replay the conference call up until Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 11:59 p.m.


WMG 58th Annual Grammy Nominations

on December 7, 2015 - 6:04pm

Today, the Recording Academy announced the nominations for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. The diversity, depth, and strength of the WMG family of artists, songwriters, and labels were reflected in a genre-spanning array of nominations. In fact, WMG earned nods in 23 out of the 29 fields recognized by the Grammys.

Here are some highlights:
- Warner/Chappell songwriter Kendrick Lamar was the most-nominated artist this year, with a remarkable 11 nods, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Rap Song.
- Ed Sheeran earned nominations in three top categories for “Thinking Out Loud”:


RIP Scott Weiland

on December 4, 2015 - 3:38pm

Scott was a force of nature, on record and on stage. One of the most extraordinary vocalists, performers, and songwriters in rock history, he was a charismatic, galvanizing presence with an unmistakable voice and style.

In 1991, the year that I joined Atlantic Records, we signed a band from Southern California called Mighty Joe Young. By the following year, they had changed their name to Stone Temple Pilots, and I watched firsthand as they began a decade of phenomenal creativity and success. We released their debut album, Core, in September of 1992, and STP immediately became America’s