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Widely Respected Exec To Partner With Co-President Mark Mitchell In Charting Label’s Future

on January 28, 2019 - 12:37pm

Warner Music UK today announced the appointment of Nick Burgess as Co-President of Parlophone Records, effective February 1st. Burgess, who was most recently SVP of A&R at Virgin EMI, will jointly head the label with Mark Mitchell, who has been serving as Co-President of Parlophone since January 2018. Both Burgess and Mitchell report to Max Lousada, CEO of Recorded Music, WMG and Chairman & CEO, Warner Music UK. Together, they will oversee all aspects of Parlophone Records, including A&R, marketing, press, promotion, digital, and design.

Lousada said: “Parlophone has always provided an

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Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended September 30, 2018

on December 20, 2018 - 12:00am

·    Total revenue for the full year grew 12.0% or 9.2% in constant currency

·    Digital revenue for the full year grew 20.4% or 18.5% in constant currency

·    Net income for the full year was $312 million versus $149 million in the prior year

·    OIBDA for the full year was $478 million versus $473 million in the prior year

·    Total revenue for the quarter grew 13.3% or 14.8% in constant currency

·    Digital revenue for the quarter grew 21.4% or 23.1% in constant currency

·    Net loss for the quarter was $13 million versus $38 million in the prior-year quarter

·    OIBDA for the

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Warner Music Group Corp. to Conduct Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, December 20, 2018

on December 7, 2018 - 12:01pm

Warner Music Group Corp. will release its financial results on Thursday, December 20, 2018, for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2018, 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 Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

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Former Sony Music Exec Mary Nuñez Appointed Vice President, Sync - Latin at Warner/Chappell Music Latin America

on November 19, 2018 - 11:31am

Company Advances its Global Latin Business with Newly Created Role

 

Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that Mary Nuñez will assume the newly created role of Vice President, Sync - Latin, as the company fortifies its Latin songwriters’ presence in the global marketplace. Nuñez joins from Sony Music, where she spent more than a decade leading music licensing and creative services for the Latin Iberia region.

 

Nuñez is based in Miami and reports to Gustavo Menendez, President, Warner/Chappell Music, Latin America.

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Record-Breaking Country Music Week for Warner/Chappell

on November 15, 2018 - 4:53pm

Named BMI’s Publisher of the Year for First Time in Nearly 20 Years

 

Crowned ASCAP’s Publisher of the Year for Sixth Year in a Row

 

Country music’s biggest week also proved to be a record-breaking week for Warner/Chappell Music (WCM). The company was named BMI’s Publisher of the Year for the first time in nearly 20 years, and ASCAP Publisher of the Year for the sixth year running.

 

WCM songwriters won an outstanding 42 country music awards from the three major performing rights organizations, including 19 ASCAP Most Performed Song Awards, 20 BMI Top Song Awards, and three SESAC Country

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