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Kristen Burke Appointed President, Warner Music Canada

on August 24, 2021 - 2:06pm

Kristen Burke has been appointed as President of Warner Music Canada.  She will take up the appointment on October 18th and be based in the company’s Toronto office, reporting to Simon Robson, President, International, Recorded Music at Warner Music Group.  

She succeeds Steve Kane, who has served as President, Warner Music Canada since 2004.  During his time in charge of the company, Kane has signed and developed a huge range of exciting artists including Billy Talent, Brett Kissel, Charmaine, Just John and Scott Helman.   

Under his leadership, Warner Music Canada was named Label of the


Madonna and Warner Music Group Announce Milestone, Career-Spanning Partnership

on August 16, 2021 - 9:00am

Landmark, Multi-Year Catalog Series to Launch Next Year

2022 Will Mark 40th Anniversary of Madonna’s Recording Debut

WMG Will Now Represent Madonna’s Entire Body of Work Across Both Recorded Music & Music Publishing

Madonna and Warner Music Group today announced a milestone, career-spanning global partnership that includes a new agreement for her entire recorded music catalog.


Imagine Kids+Family and Warner Music Group Partner on Holiday Film Winter Wonderland From Cinco Paul

on August 11, 2021 - 12:56pm

Imagine Kids+Family and Warner Music Group (WMG) have partnered to co-produce and co-finance Winter Wonderland, inspired by Warner Chappell Music’s – WMG’s publishing arm's – classic holiday song of the same name. The film, which was created and written by visionary filmmaker Cinco Paul (Schmigadoon! Despicable Me, Minions, Secret Life of Pets), will feature live-action and stop-motion animation with original songs written by Paul.

The film will be produced by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard and Imagine Kids+Family President Stephanie Sperber, along with WMG’s


Mike Chester Promoted to EVP, Promotion & Commerce for Warner Records

on August 5, 2021 - 10:32am

Mike Chester has been promoted to the newly created position of Executive Vice President, Promotion & Commerce for Warner Records. In his expanded role, Chester will continue to lead the label’s formidable, multi-faceted promotion department, while also overseeing its strategy across streaming, digital, and commercial platforms and accounts. Chester is based at the company’s LA headquarters and reports to Co-Chairman & COO Tom Corson.

Since joining Warner Records in 2018 as EVP of Promotion, Chester has spearheaded the complete revamping and revitalization of the label’s promotion team and


Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for the Third Quarter Ended June 30, 2021

on August 3, 2021 - 6:46am

Financial Highlights:

  • Total Revenue Grew 27% Propelled by Streaming Acceleration and Partial Recovery in Certain COVID-Impacted Areas
  • Recorded Music Streaming Revenue Grew 27% Powered by Chart-Topping New Music
  • Robust Growth in Revenue from Emerging Streaming Platforms
  • Margin Expansion and High Operating Cash Flow Conversion Driven by Strong Operating Leverage

For the three months ended June 30, 2021

  • Total revenue grew 33% or 27% in constant currency
  • Digital revenue grew 29% or 23% in constant currency
  • Net income was $61 million versus net loss of $519 million in the prior-year quarter