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Warner Chappell Music Inks Publishing Deal for Works by Cab Calloway, Pioneering Jazz Vocalist & Entertainer

on July 8, 2021 - 9:01am

Pact Includes Classics Such as “Minnie the Moocher,” “Are You All Reet?” & “Are You Hep to the Jive?” 

Legendary Performer’s Influence Spans Swing Era to Hip-Hop Culture 

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has entered into a worldwide administration agreement with the estate of Cab Calloway, the pioneering jazz vocalist, songwriter, entertainer, actor, and author. The pact includes classics such as “Minnie the Moocher,” “Are You All Reet?” and “Are You Hep to the Jive?

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Warner Chappell Music Appoints Jenni Pfaff as SVP, Head of Global Strategic Integration & Operations

on July 1, 2021 - 9:01am

Warner Chappell Music (WCM), the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced the appointment of Jenni Pfaff to Senior Vice President, Head of Global Strategic Integration & Operations. In addition, Jesse Dang has joined as Senior Vice President of People, supporting Warner Chappell.

Reporting to WCM’s Co-Chairs, Guy Moot, CEO, and Carianne Marshall, COO, Pfaff will serve as an adviser and change agent, ensuring that the company’s global business priorities and strategic initiatives are successfully implemented.

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Ericka Coulter Joins Warner Records as SVP of A&R

on June 23, 2021 - 9:00am

Noted label executive and entrepreneur Ericka Coulter has joined Warner Records as Senior Vice President of A&R. Coulter was most recently VP of A&R at Epic Records, where she oversaw acts such as Rick Ross, Giveon, and Lonr., among many others. She is also the founder/creator of the live performance platform, TheBasement Series, a highly acclaimed industry showcase for emerging signed and unsigned talent. Based at Warner’s Los Angeles headquarters, Coulter reports to label Co-Chairman & CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck.

“Ericka is an extraordinary champion of new talent,” said Bay-Schuck.

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Ernst Trapp Promoted to President, Global E-Commerce & Retail at WEA

on June 22, 2021 - 8:00am

Scott Cherkin Moves into Newly Created Role of SVP, Audience Engagement

Executive Moves Round Out WEA Leadership

WEA, the Label and Artist Services division of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced that EMP CEO Ernst Trapp has been promoted to President, Global E-Commerce & Retail. Trapp will be based in Lingen, Germany and report directly to WEA’s President Maria Weaver.

In this role, Trapp will continue to oversee operations at EMP as CEO, while also leading WEA’s global e-commerce efforts, including direct-to-consumer sales and artist webstores.

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David Guetta and Warner Music Announce Innovative Career-Spanning Partnership

on June 17, 2021 - 9:01am

Deal includes exciting upcoming projects, with new single in July

Warner Music acquires rights to recorded music catalogue

Superstar and label will take holistic global approach to future development

David Guetta, one of the biggest figures in global music, with some 50 million record sales and more than 14 billion streams to his name, has entered into a career-spanning, groundbreaking new agreement with Warner Music. The worldwide pact sees Warner Music acquire Guetta’s legendary recorded music catalogue from the last two decades, as well as ink a new deal for future recordings.

Guetta has

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