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Acclaimed Songwriter and Rapper Belly Extends Publishing Deal with Warner Chappell Music

on May 5, 2021 - 9:00am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has extended its worldwide publishing agreement with Grammy and Academy Award-nominated songwriter, rapper and record producer Belly. As part of the deal, the company acquired 50 percent of Belly’s songwriting catalog, including “Earned It” and “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd – the latter of which became the biggest song of 2020, hitting No. 1 in 34 countries and breaking the record for the most weeks spent in the top 5 and top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Last month, Belly released his newest single “Money On The Table”


Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for the Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2021

on May 4, 2021 - 12:08am


Financial Highlights:

  • Double-Digit Revenue Growth Highlighted by Strength across Recorded Music and Music Publishing
  • Recorded Music Streaming Revenue Grew 20% Driven by Chart-Topping New Music
  • Revenue Attributable to Emerging Streaming Platforms Continues to Show Accelerated Growth
  • Continued Margin Expansion and High Free Cash Flow Conversion

For the three months ended March 31, 2021

  • Total revenue grew 17% or 13% in constant currency
  • Digital revenue grew 23% or 20% in constant currency
  • Net income was $117

Warner Music Group Announces Groundbreaking Partnership With and Investment in Wave

on May 3, 2021 - 8:40am

Wide-Ranging Collaboration Allows Wave to Expand Virtual Entertainment Experiences and Monetization Opportunities for WMG’s Roster of Artists

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced a groundbreaking partnership with and investment in Wave, the leader in virtual entertainment. Through this collaboration, Wave will develop virtual performances, experiences, and monetization opportunities for WMG’s global roster of emerging and established artists. This includes new forms of ticketing, sponsorship, and in-show interactions for fans.

The agreement strengthens the relationship between Wave and


Warner Music Group and Genies Sign Partnership to Bring WMG's Roster of Artists to Life as Avatars

on April 30, 2021 - 9:22am

News Comes on Heels of Genies Launching New NFT SDK and 3D Luxury Avatars Used By Thousands of Artists, Athletes, and Entertainers Including Cardi B, Carmelo Anthony, and Pokimane

Innovative Partnership Expands Digital Representation And The Creator Economy by Enabling Artists to Sell Digital Wearables Directly To Consumers

Genies, the world’s largest avatar technology company, and Warner Music Group (WMG) have established a global partnership to develop avatars and digital wearable NFTs, for WMG’s artists.


Anton Partridge Named Director of Global Strategy, Electronic Music for Warner Recorded Music

on April 28, 2021 - 9:35am

Warner Music Group (WMG) announced today the appointment of Anton Partridge as Director of Global Strategy, Electronic Music. Partridge has been associated with Warner for the past decade as head of the Warner Music UK dance music imprint, One More Tune (OMT). He is also the founder of the ADA Worldwide-distributed, independent house music label, Good Company (GDCO). Partridge will continue to be based in London and report to Eric Wong, President & CMO, Warner Recorded Music.

In his new post, Partridge will spearhead Warner’s worldwide electronic music strategy, working closely with the A&R