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How Warner Music Group Is Expanding Social Justice Worldwide

on March 18, 2021 - 12:00am

How Warner Music Group Is Expanding Social Justice Worldwide

The Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF) recently unveiled a new grant-making strategy along with its six initial grantees. Upholding its ongoing mission to invest $100 million over 10 years in organizations dedicated to realizing social justice, the Fund is first benefiting Black Cultural Archives, Black Futures Lab, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), Howard University, REFORM Alliance and Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

Established last June in response to the deaths of George


Warner Chappell Music Appoints Micki Stern as SVP of Clearance and Sync Licensing

on March 9, 2021 - 9:00am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced the promotion of Micki Stern to Senior Vice President, Clearance and Sync Licensing. In her new role, Stern will focus on helping to drive Warner Chappell’s licensing strategy forward with the goal of finding new opportunities that add value to songwriters at all stages of their careers. She will continue to report to Rich Robinson, EVP and Global Synchronization Leader, as well as work closely with Pat Woods, SVP of Licensing.

Robinson shared: “Micki brings with her a wealth of experience and strong


Elsa Vivero Promoted to General Manager / Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Services at WEA

on March 4, 2021 - 12:30pm

Highly regarded music exec Elsa Vivero has been promoted to the newly created position of General Manager / Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Services at WEA, the Label and Artist Services division of Warner Music Group (WMG). Vivero will continue to be based in New York and report directly to Maria Weaver, President, WEA.

In her expanded role, Vivero will oversee all core functions of commercial marketing and distribution that are vital to getting music to fans around the world, however they listen.


Why Don't We Announce Exclusive Launch Party on Roblox, In Partnership with Atlantic Records

on March 4, 2021 - 9:00am

Roblox, a global online platform bringing millions of people together through play, and multi-talented Signature Entertainment/Atlantic Records recording artist, Why Don’t We, announced today their first Launch Party on the platform to celebrate their recently released sophomore album, The Good Times and the Bad Ones. The Launch Party on Roblox will take place on Friday, March 5th at 4 pm PST. Three additional performances are scheduled throughout the weekend to give the global Roblox community an opportunity to enjoy this exclusive show.

Why Don’t We released The Good Times and the Bad Ones


Cat Kreidich Appointed Executive Vice President at ADA Worldwide

on March 3, 2021 - 9:25am

ADA Worldwide, the global independent distribution division of Warner Music Group, today announced the appointment of veteran music executive Cat Kreidich to Executive Vice President. In this role, Kreidich will spearhead ADA’s widening global footprint and partnerships across international commerce and marketing, in addition to label/product management and operations. Based in New York, she will report to Eliah Seton, President of Independent Music & Creator Services, Warner Music Group.

Seton said: “Cat will be instrumental in elevating our work for partners and projects across the globe,