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Julia Betley Joins Warner Records as SVP, Creative Sync Licensing

on June 15, 2022 - 9:01am

Julia Betley has joined Warner Records as SVP of Creative Sync Licensing. Betley comes to Warner following a decade at Sony Music Entertainment’s RCA Records, where she most recently served as VP, Licensing & Soundtracks. In her new post, Betley reports to Warner Records EVP, Brand Partnerships & Sync, Claudia Butzky and is based at the label’s LA headquarters. She will work closely with Butzky to develop the strategy for creative music placement & campaigns across film, television, gaming, sports, and related platforms.

“Julia has a deep understanding of how a magic combination of music and


HARTBEAT and Warner Chappell Music Announce Exclusive Music Publishing Partnership

on June 9, 2022 - 9:49am

First-of-its-kind partnership for Kevin Hart’s HARTBEAT will see WCM administering all music composition rights — past, present, and future — for the global multi-platform media company

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) and Kevin Hart’s global multi-platform media company, HARTBEAT, today announced an exclusive music publishing partnership. Under the deal – a first of its kind for HARTBEAT – WCM will administer all of HARTBEAT’s music composition copyrights, covering future programming as well as past works from shows like Die Hart and Hart to Heart.


Warner Music Nashville Announces Leadership Transition

on June 2, 2022 - 1:00pm

Widely Admired Execs Ben Kline and Cris Lacy Appointed Co-Presidents of Hitmaking Country Division

Industry Luminary John “Espo” Esposito Named Chairman Emeritus

Warner Music Nashville (WMN) today officially announced a transition in its top leadership. Current EVP & General Manager Ben Kline and EVP of A&R Cris Lacy have been promoted to Co-Presidents of the highly successful country division of Warner Recorded Music. Chairman & CEO John Esposito will remain in his role through the end of the year and will transition to Chairman Emeritus at the top of 2023.

The WMN roster includes


Warner Music Spain and Warner Chappell Music Spain Open Creative Hub in Madrid’s The Music Station

on May 11, 2022 - 9:03am
  • It is a space of more than 10,000 square meters conceived and designed to meet the creative and technical needs of Warner Music Spain’s and Warner Music Chappell Spain’s artists, songwriters, employees and partners
  • The project has involved the restoration of one of the most iconic buildings in the capital
  • The Music Station has first class recording studios with the latest technology including Dolby Atmos® immersive sound 
  • The building will be open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Building will also be home to a theater, nightclub, Hall of Fame museum and restaurant
  • WM Spain and WCM Spain

Warner Chappell Music Signs Publishing Deal with Corridos Tumbados Pioneer and Hitmaker Natanael Cano

on May 11, 2022 - 9:00am

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has signed a worldwide publishing deal with 21-year-old superstar singer/songwriter Natanael Cano – who also releases music under Warner Music Latina /Rancho Humilde and his label Los CT.