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Ed Sheeran’s ÷ Tops Charts and Smashes Records in the UK and Around the Globe

on March 10, 2017 - 12:00am

The album makes  global streaming history by breaking the Spotify record for the highest first week streams with almost 375 million streams

÷ has the third biggest opening week in UK Official Album Chart history with sales of 672,000 units

The album tops the iTunes albums chart in 97 countries 

Singles from ÷ occupy a record-breaking nine places in the UK Top 10 Chart

Ed Sheeran’s amazing third studio album ÷ (Divide) has lit up charts and smashed records around the globe.

The landmark album made streaming history with the highest first week Spotify streams ever, with almost 375 million

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RIP Tommy Page

on March 4, 2017 - 12:00am

While the world is hearing sad news of the sudden passing of Tommy Page this morning, it's important we remember the shining light & beautiful life of our colleague and friend Tommy.

Accomplished as both an artist and executive, his charm and charisma were effortless and effective. His style and grace were always on point. Tommy's spirited passion for music and hit songs could rival any industry giant. And, of course, his signature smile was a lasting trademark of a true pop star we all adored as an artist on stage - and as a peer on our industry's pitch.

- Peter Gray, Warner Bros. Records

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Warner Music Group Corp. To Conduct Earnings Conference Call On Tuesday, February 7, 2017

on February 2, 2017 - 3:03pm

Warner Music Group Corp. will release its financial results on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016, and will hold an earnings update conference call that morning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

To access the conference call, please dial (844) 868-0142 or (832) 777-5759. The passcode for the call is “Warner Music.”  We suggest you call in 10 minutes prior to the start time. You will be able to replay the conference call up until Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

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Sheila Richman Promoted to EVP, Press & Media, for Atlantic Records

on February 2, 2017 - 2:03pm

Sheila Richman has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Press & Media, for Atlantic Records, based at the company’s New York headquarters. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman & COO Julie Greenwald. Richman, who joined Atlantic in 2004, was most recently Senior Vice President of Publicity.

One of the most accomplished and admired publicity and artist relations executives in the music industry, Richman is responsible for directing media strategy for the entire Atlantic Group, which encompasses Atlantic Records and its various affiliated

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2017 Is “The Year of Sire” As Label Marks 50th Anniversary

on January 31, 2017 - 4:18pm

Grammy Week Event With Seymour Stein Kicks Off Year-Long Celebration

Label Begins Sixth Decade with Slate Of New Artist Signings

 

2017 is shaping up to be “The Year of Sire” as the legendary label marks its 50th anniversary with a string of events in the upcoming months. Founded by Seymour Stein – who remains at the helm today – and Richard Gotterher, Sire was launched as a full-fledged independent label in 1967. By the mid-‘70s, the company had become a champion of the emerging punk and New Wave scene with such groundbreaking signings as the Ramones and Talking Heads.

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