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ADA's New Latin Division Builds Out Global Team

on September 24, 2020 - 12:53pm

ADA Latin, the recently launched Latin division of Warner Music Group’s ADA Worldwide, has made several key hires across its global leadership team. Those include: Cesar Lores, Director, ADA Iberia, based in Madrid; Hamurabi Castro, Director, ADA Mexico, based in Mexico City; João Alquéres, ADA Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro; and Mariangela Rubbini, Director, ADA Andean Region, based in Bogotá. ADA Latin also rounds out its Miami team with Diego Abaroa joining as VP of Commerce & Marketing and Michelle Garcia serving as Manager, Operations & Support.


Mark Fry Named President, Warner Music Nordics

on September 21, 2020 - 12:00am

Leader of Finland’s No. 1 Music Company Takes on Key Regional Role

Three-decade Industry Veteran Jonas Siljemark Announces Retirement

Highly regarded music industry leader Mark Fry has been promoted to President of Warner Music Nordics.  He will be based in Stockholm and report to Stu Bergen, Warner Music’s CEO, International, and Global Commercial Services.  Fry was most recently Vice President of Warner Music Nordics, as well as Managing Director of Warner Music Finland, the No. 1 music company in the country.

At the same time, it was announced that three-decade music business veteran Jonas


Warner Music Group’s Arts Music Division & Warner Chappell Music Enter Global Partnership with Skyship Entertainment for Beloved Children’s Brand Super Simple Songs®

on September 18, 2020 - 10:01am

Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division and Warner Chappell Music (WCM) have entered into a worldwide partnership with Toronto-based entertainment company Skyship Entertainment, creator of the well-known and beloved children’s brand, Super Simple Songs®. Their immensely popular family of YouTube channels feature made-for-digital collections of original kids’ songs and classic nursery rhymes for young learners.

A regular slate of new songs will be released in the coming months, beginning today with three new compilations: “Down in the Deep Blue Sea,” “It’s Time for Bed,” and “Happy, Happy,


Shani Gonzales Named Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music UK

on September 14, 2020 - 2:54pm

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today the promotion of Shani Gonzales to Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music UK, effective October 1st.

A seasoned music executive, Gonzales has spent her career signing and developing many of today’s leading artists, songwriters and producers, including Bibi Bourelly (Camilla Cabello, Rihanna, Selena Gomez) Claude Kelly (Ariana Grande, Bruno Mars), DJ Khaled, Juice WRLD, Justin Bieber, Labrinth, Melo-X, Nate Cyphert (Florida Georgia Line), Nic Nac (Chris Brown, DJ Khaled), Poo Bear, P2J (Beyoncé, Doja


Quincy Jones Returns to Warner Chappell Music in Exclusive Worldwide Publishing Deal

on September 8, 2020 - 11:06am

Warner Chappell Music announced today that it has entered into a global publishing agreement with the legendary Quincy Jones. The administration deal covers Jones’s genre-crossing songwriting catalog, as well as all current and future material. The pact, which encompasses over 2,000 compositions, also includes work by several songwriters under the umbrella of Jones’s company, including the Brothers Johnson, Siedah Garrett, and others.

In a career spanning seven decades, Jones has been a defining creative and cultural force of the 20th and 21st centuries – as a composer, record producer,