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Warner Music Partners with Community, the Innovative Text Messaging Platform

on October 4, 2021 - 9:15am

Partnership grants artists new ways to make direct connections with fans

Warner Music today announced its partnership with Community, the innovative text messaging platform that powers direct relationships and one-on-one conversations at scale.

Select Warner Music artists will be given the power to personally text with fans via a 10-digit Community number – keeping them informed of exclusive releases, drops, ticket sales, merch, and more, free of social algorithm interference, spam, and ads.

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Warner Music Group and Twitch Announce First-Of-Its Kind Partnership

on September 27, 2021 - 12:00pm

Warner Music Group (WMG) and Twitch today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that will see the companies launch various recording artist channels and create a standalone music space featuring premium music-centric programming. The innovative deal marks Twitch’s first partnership with a major record company, bringing users new ways to interact with music-related content on the service, and granting artists a more direct connection with fans.

Oana Ruxandra, Chief Digital Officer and EVP, Business Development, WMG said: “It’s clear that Twitch is an indispensable space for all types of

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Steve Carless to Join Warner Records as President, A&R

on September 23, 2021 - 9:30am

Influential Exec’s Career Spans Senior Label Posts, Artist Management, Entrepreneurship, Social Justice Initiatives

Warner Records announced today that Steve “Steve-O” Carless has been named to the newly created post of President, A&R. Carless will join the company on December 1st, reporting to Co-Chairman & CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck. He will work closely with Warner Records’ entire A&R team, as well as Julian Petty, EVP/Head of Business & Legal Affairs, and Chris Atlas, EVP, Urban Music & Marketing.

One of the most influential and accomplished executives in the industry, Carless was most recently

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Warner Chappell Music Renews Publishing Deal with Alternative Rock Icon William Patrick Corgan

on September 22, 2021 - 9:00am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has renewed its exclusive worldwide administration deal with multi-talented musician, songwriter and singer, William Patrick Corgan. The agreement covers Corgan’s full catalog of music and future material – including his work as the Smashing Pumpkin’s frontman and primary songwriter – which encompasses the Grammy-winning “Bullet with Butterfly Wings” and “The End Is the Beginning Is the End,” along with “Today,” “1979,” “Zero,” “Stand Inside Your Love,” and many others.

Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair and CEO, Guy Moot,

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David Bowie Estate & Warner Music Announce Landmark, Career-Spanning Partnership

on September 16, 2021 - 8:58am

Global Deal Sets WMG as Definitive Home for Icon’s Body of Work

New Pact Encompasses Five Decades of Bowie Music

Warner Music Group (WMG) and the estate of David Bowie have signed a global, career-spanning partnership for Bowie’s timeless recorded music catalog. With this landmark new deal, Warner Music will now have worldwide rights to five decades of Bowie’s transcendent, culture-shifting work.

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