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Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund Announces Second Tranche of Grants

on May 24, 2021 - 9:00am

Fund’s First Year of Grantmaking Supports Organizations Investing in Black Communities Worldwide and Prioritizes Selecting Black Business Leaders to Advance Its Mission

The Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF) today announced Ashé Cultural Arts Center, Overtown Youth Center and The Africa Center, as its next grant recipients.


Rhino Entertainment Names Eric Franklin Vice President, Digital Account Strategy

on May 13, 2021 - 11:01am

Rhino Entertainment, the catalog division of Warner Music Group (WMG), has upped Eric Franklin to Vice President of Digital Account Strategy. Based in Los Angeles, Franklin reports to Mark Pinkus, President U.S. Catalog and Rhino Entertainment.

In his new role, Franklin is responsible for overseeing U.S. digital revenues and account relationships, including Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, and other global digital platforms.


Mega-Producer Vinylz Signs Global Publishing Agreement with Warner Chappell Music

on May 13, 2021 - 9:02am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has entered into a worldwide publishing agreement with multi-platinum record producer Vinylz. He’s become the go-to producer for a long list of top artists, working with Drake, Justin Bieber, Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Rihanna, Travis Scott, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, and Chris Brown, among others. Most recently, Vinylz co-produced two songs on Justin Bieber’s surprise EP Freedom – “Freedom” ft. Beam and “All She Wrote” ft. Brandon Love and Chandler Moore – in addition to working on pop singer/songwriter Starrah’s debut album, The


Warner Music Group Announces Rock & Roll High School Podcast, Hosted by Pete Ganbarg

on May 6, 2021 - 9:00am

Launching today, series will feature exclusive interviews with music legends spanning genres, including Nile Rodgers, Graham Nash, Gamble & Huff, Gloria Gaynor, and The Temptations

Listen to the trailer and first three episodes here

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the launch of the Rock & Roll High School podcast hosted by two-time Grammy Award winning producer and Atlantic Records President of A&R, Pete Ganbarg. The series – which will see Ganbarg sit down with some of the most legendary figures in contemporary music – launches today, May 6th, with three episodes, featuring


Warner Chappell Music Appoints Michael LoBiondo as Head of Business Development

on May 5, 2021 - 12:21pm

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today that seasoned music executive Michael LoBiondo has joined the company as Head of Business Development. In this role, he will identify and execute strategic acquisitions and partnerships for the publisher’s frontline songwriters and iconic repertoire of songs. Based in Los Angeles, LoBiondo will report to Guy Moot, Co-Chair and CEO, and David Woirhaye, EVP and Global CFO.

Moot, along with Warner Chappell Music Co-Chair and COO, Carianne Marshall, shared: “Michael brings with him a wealth of experience in