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Warner/Chappell Named Music Publisher of the Year at ASCAP Latin Music Awards

on March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Eduardo Cabra Receives Prestigious Vanguard Award

Company’s Songwriters Pick Up 12 “Most Performed Song” Awards;

Publisher Hailed for Industry-Leading 40 Latin Chart Hits in 2017

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, was named Publisher of the Year at ASCAP’s 26th annual Latin Music Awards, held last night at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. WCM songwriters picked up 12 ASCAP “Most Performed Song” awards, while the company was also lauded for having 40 songs on the Latin charts in 2017. In a special presentation, WCM songwriter Eduardo Cabra - aka

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Atlantic Records Launches Podcast Initiative

on February 27, 2018 - 11:02am

Label Sets In-House Production Team, Builds Dedicated Podcast Studio

“What’d I Say” Podcast Series Premieres Today

Atlantic Records has announced the launch of an in-house podcast initiative with its own dedicated podcast production team. In addition, the company is building a podcast-specific studio at its New York City headquarters, scheduled to be up and running this spring. The initiative is the brainchild of Atlantic Vice President Tom Mullen, who hosts his own acclaimed podcast music series, “Washed Up Emo,” which has been running for seven years and just aired its 124th episode.

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Ed Sheeran Officially Named the Best-Selling Global Recording Artist of 2017

on February 26, 2018 - 11:21am

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Ed Sheeran as the world’s best-selling recording artist of 2017, reflecting the unparalleled, record-breaking success of his third studio album ‘÷’ (Divide) and its singles including the global smashes Shape of YouCastle on the HillGalway Girl and Perfect.

Released in March 2017, Ed Sheeran’s ‘÷’ was the global best-selling album of last year and has been certified as multi-Platinum in 36 markets.  Shape of You was the best-selling single globally of 2017 and has been certified as multi-Platinum in 32

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Warner Music UK Enjoys Record Breaking Year at The BRIT Awards

on February 21, 2018 - 6:14pm

Warner Music UK (WMUK) is celebrating the company’s most successful BRIT Awards yet. WMUK artists won six of the eleven awards (six of the eight UK awards) announced during the show, more than any other music company. These awards follow a spectacular showing for Max Lousada’s Warner Music at the Grammy Awards in New York last month.

At the 38th BRIT Awards, Dua Lipa took home British Breakthrough Act and British Female Solo Artist, Ed Sheeran won Global Success, Gorillaz was crowned British Group, and Stormzy was awarded British Male Solo Artist and Mastercard British Album of the Year, for

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Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for Fiscal First Quarter Ended December 31, 2017

on February 2, 2018 - 12:00am

·    Total revenue grew 14.0% or was up 10.1% in constant currency

·    Digital revenue grew 20.0% or was up 17.1% in constant currency

·    Net income was $5 million versus $24 million in the prior-year quarter

·    OIBDA was $155 million versus $157 million in the prior-year quarter

Warner Music Group Corp. today announced its first-quarter financial results for the period ended December 31, 2017. 

“2018 is off to a great start.

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