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Elektra Records Marks 70th Anniversary

on October 12, 2020 - 10:12am

70 years ago this month – on October 10, 1950 – 19-year-old college student Jac Holzman started a record label in his dorm room. He decided to call it Elektra after a Greek demigoddess, and turned an M on its side to create the signature E for the label’s first logo. With that, one of the most pioneering, revered, and influential companies in music history was born.

To mark the occasion, Elektra today revealed a special anniversary logo that embodies Holzman’s original design and will be used on all Elektra and Elektra/Rhino releases through the end of 2021. The label will be celebrating the

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Ceci Kurzman Elected to Warner Music Group Board of Directors

on October 1, 2020 - 4:30pm

Warner Music Group Corp. (“WMG”) today announced the election of Ceci Kurzman to the company’s Board of Directors, including the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, effective October 1st. The first Board appointment since WMG’s Initial Public Offering in June, Kurzman is founder and President of Nexus Management Group, Inc., a former talent management and current investment company. She is a business leader, experienced board director, and private investor, with a 20-year career in the music and entertainment industry.

Consistent with public company best practices, the Board

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Dan Rosen Appointed President of Warner Music Australasia

on September 30, 2020 - 8:37am

Highly accomplished and respected music industry leader Dan Rosen has been named President of Warner Music Australasia, effective February 1st 2021. Rosen will join Warner after serving almost a decade as CEO of ARIA, the industry body for Australia’s record labels, and PPCA, the collecting society that licenses recorded music for broadcast and public performance. A renowned advocate for the rights of artists and labels, Rosen holds advanced degrees in law and business, while also having had a career as an accomplished artist. 

Rosen’s 2021 start date will enable a smooth transition at Warner

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Niko Nordström Appointed EVP, Warner Music Nordics and MD Warner Music Finland

on September 29, 2020 - 11:27am

Prominent Exec Returns to The Nordics Following Time in Australia

 

Noted industry leader Niko Nordström has been named Executive Vice President, Warner Music Nordics and Managing Director of Warner Music Finland. This marks a return to his role in the Nordics after spending nearly four years in Sydney as President of Warner Music Australasia. Nordström will be based in Helsinki and report to Mark Fry, the newly appointed President of Warner Music Nordics.

Warner Music’s commitment to building the careers of homegrown artists was reflected during the Nordstrom’s time in Australia, where the

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ADA's New Latin Division Builds Out Global Team

on September 24, 2020 - 12:53pm

ADA Latin, the recently launched Latin division of Warner Music Group’s ADA Worldwide, has made several key hires across its global leadership team. Those include: Cesar Lores, Director, ADA Iberia, based in Madrid; Hamurabi Castro, Director, ADA Mexico, based in Mexico City; João Alquéres, ADA Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro; and Mariangela Rubbini, Director, ADA Andean Region, based in Bogotá. ADA Latin also rounds out its Miami team with Diego Abaroa joining as VP of Commerce & Marketing and Michelle Garcia serving as Manager, Operations & Support.

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