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Katie Jelen Named Creative Manager, Synchronization, Warner/Chappell Music & Warner Music Nashville

on September 5, 2017 - 11:40am

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) and Warner Music Nashville (WMN) today announced the appointment of Katie Jelen as Creative Manager, Synchronization, Warner/Chappell Music & Warner Music Nashville. In this newly created Nashville-based role, Jelen will serve WCM songwriters and WMN recording artists by developing new opportunities for their music in film, TV, advertising, video games, and new media.

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Spotify and Warner Music Group Renew Global Partnership

on August 24, 2017 - 3:45pm

Good news for music lovers, as Warner Music Group made the following announcement via social media.

Ole Obermann, Chief Digital Officer, WMG, commented on the renewed partnership with Spotify: “It's taken us a while to get here, but it’s been worth it, as we've arrived at a balanced set of future-focused deal terms. Together with Spotify, we've found inventive ways to reinforce the value of music, create additional benefits for artists, and excite their fans all over the world.

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Rani Hancock Named President of Sire Records

on July 10, 2017 - 9:29am

Iconic New York Record Label Reborn During 50th Anniversary Year

Sire Records, one of the most revered and influential labels in modern music, is being reborn during its 50th anniversary year. Effective August 1, widely respected A&R executive Rani Hancock will become President of Sire, based in New York City.

Legendary music executive Seymour Stein, who co-founded Sire Records with Richard Gottehrer in 1967, will continue to bring his wealth of experience and wisdom to the label as its Chairman.

Rani Hancock said, “I’ve always been inspired by Sire's roster of artists and the label’s

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Warner Music Group Expands & Strengthens Business Development Team

on April 13, 2017 - 10:09am

Michael Drexler and Allan Coye both join as Vice Presidents reporting to Chief Digital Officer Ole Obermann

Warner Music Group (WMG) is expanding and strengthening its business development team. Michael Drexler has been named VP, Digital Strategy & Corporate Development, and Allan Coye has been named VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development. Based in New York, both Drexler and Coye report to Ole Obermann, WMG’s Chief Digital Officer & EVP, Business Development, and they are the first new hires by Obermann since he joined the company at the end of last year.

"We are building out an

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RIP Tommy LiPuma

on March 14, 2017 - 12:00am

Multi-Grammy-winning producer and veteran label executive Tommy LiPuma has passed away at the age of 80. Tommy was initially at Warner Bros. from 1974 to 1978, and again from 1979 to 1990, before moving to Elektra for four years. During his two decades in the WMG family, he produced a string of best-selling albums, among them George Benson’s boundary-crossing Breezin’ and Natalie Cole’s landmark Unforgettable… With Love, as well as records by Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Dr. John, Anita Baker, and many more. Tommy’s recordings have sold over 75 million copies and earned him 33 Grammy nominations.

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