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R&B Sensation Ari Lennox Signs Global Publishing Administration Deal with Warner Chappell Music

on April 28, 2021 - 9:00am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive administration agreement with breakout singer/songwriter Ari Lennox, covering her existing and future work. Lennox rose to the top of the neo-soul wave with her critically acclaimed debut studio album, Shea Butter Baby, which includes the RIAA platinum-certified single, “Shea Butter Baby (ft. J. Cole).” Most recently, she collaborated with award-winning R&B artist Jazmine Sullivan on Heaux Tales, which reached the top spot on Billboard’s Top R&B Albums chart and peaked


Benjamin Blank Named President of Media at WEA, Leading Warner Music Group's Newly Formed Digital Advertising and Creative Content Division

on April 27, 2021 - 10:39am

Move brings Company’s owned media including UPROXX, Songkick, and HipHopDX under Blank’s remit

WEA, the Label and Artist Services division of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced that Benjamin Blank has been appointed to the newly created position, President of Media. In this role, Blank will lead WMG’s newly formed digital advertising and creative content division, unifying WMG’s digital advertising firepower under one unit. Based in Los Angeles, Blank will continue to report directly to WEA’s President, Maria Weaver.

The move brings WMG’s award-winning owned media under Blank’s remit


Multiple Grammy Award-Winner Anderson .Paak Signs Global Publishing Deal with Warner Chappell Music

on April 21, 2021 - 8:37am

Warner Chappell Music, in partnership with Dr. Dre’s Hard Workin’ Black Folks, has entered into a worldwide administration agreement with four-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter, rapper, singer, producer, director and multi-instrumentalist Anderson .Paak. His latest project brings .Paak together with fellow Warner Chappell songwriter and superstar Bruno Mars in the dynamic new duo, Silk Sonic. Their debut single, “Leave The Door Open” – which they performed live for the first time last month at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards – instantly lit up the charts and recently hit the top spot on


Warner Music Group and Spotify Strike Innovative Podcast Development Deal

on April 15, 2021 - 9:11am

Two Companies to Develop Original Podcasts Leveraging WMG’s Artists, Songwriters and Music Catalog

Warner Music Group (WMG) and Spotify today announced they have entered into a new partnership which will see the two companies develop a series of original podcasts built around WMG’s vast and diverse artists’ and songwriters’ catalogs featuring some of the biggest names in music. Fans will get to experience the stories behind some of the biggest hit songs and get an inside look at the work of their favorite artists and songwriters.

“The most impactful podcasts share with music the key component


Cat Kreidich Named President of ADA Worldwide

on April 7, 2021 - 12:05pm

Warner Music Group (WMG) announced today that highly regarded music leader Cat Kreidich has been promoted to President of ADA Worldwide, WMG’s independent label and artist services arm. Kreidich, who joined ADA as EVP at the end of last year, will be based at the company’s headquarters in New York and report directly to Max Lousada, CEO, Warner Recorded Music. She succeeds Eliah Seton who, after over a decade with WMG, has taken a new role outside the company.

Warner’s many touchpoints serving the independent music community will come under Kreidich’s remit, including ADA, the Asylum label,