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Warner Music Group Announces Rock & Roll High School Podcast, Hosted by Pete Ganbarg

on May 6, 2021 - 9:00am

Launching today, series will feature exclusive interviews with music legends spanning genres, including Nile Rodgers, Graham Nash, Gamble & Huff, Gloria Gaynor, and The Temptations

Listen to the trailer and first three episodes here

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the launch of the Rock & Roll High School podcast hosted by two-time Grammy Award winning producer and Atlantic Records President of A&R, Pete Ganbarg. The series – which will see Ganbarg sit down with some of the most legendary figures in contemporary music – launches today, May 6th, with three episodes, featuring

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Warner Chappell Music Appoints Michael LoBiondo as Head of Business Development

on May 5, 2021 - 12:21pm

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today that seasoned music executive Michael LoBiondo has joined the company as Head of Business Development. In this role, he will identify and execute strategic acquisitions and partnerships for the publisher’s frontline songwriters and iconic repertoire of songs. Based in Los Angeles, LoBiondo will report to Guy Moot, Co-Chair and CEO, and David Woirhaye, EVP and Global CFO.

Moot, along with Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair and COO, Carianne Marshall, shared: “Michael brings with him a wealth of experience in

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Acclaimed Songwriter and Rapper Belly Extends Publishing Deal with Warner Chappell Music

on May 5, 2021 - 9:00am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has extended its worldwide publishing agreement with Grammy and Academy Award-nominated songwriter, rapper and record producer Belly. As part of the deal, the company acquired 50 percent of Belly’s songwriting catalog, including “Earned It” and “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd – the latter of which became the biggest song of 2020, hitting No. 1 in 34 countries and breaking the record for the most weeks spent in the top 5 and top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Last month, Belly released his newest single “Money On The Table”

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Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for the Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2021

on May 4, 2021 - 12:08am

WARNER MUSIC GROUP CORP. REPORTS RESULTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2021

Financial Highlights:

  • Double-Digit Revenue Growth Highlighted by Strength across Recorded Music and Music Publishing
  • Recorded Music Streaming Revenue Grew 20% Driven by Chart-Topping New Music
  • Revenue Attributable to Emerging Streaming Platforms Continues to Show Accelerated Growth
  • Continued Margin Expansion and High Free Cash Flow Conversion

For the three months ended March 31, 2021

  • Total revenue grew 17% or 13% in constant currency
  • Digital revenue grew 23% or 20% in constant currency
  • Net income was $117
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Warner Music Group Announces Groundbreaking Partnership With and Investment in Wave

on May 3, 2021 - 8:40am

Wide-Ranging Collaboration Allows Wave to Expand Virtual Entertainment Experiences and Monetization Opportunities for WMG’s Roster of Artists

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced a groundbreaking partnership with and investment in Wave, the leader in virtual entertainment. Through this collaboration, Wave will develop virtual performances, experiences, and monetization opportunities for WMG’s global roster of emerging and established artists. This includes new forms of ticketing, sponsorship, and in-show interactions for fans.

The agreement strengthens the relationship between Wave and

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