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Two Acclaimed Albums from WMG's Erato Label Featuring Today's Finest Francophone Musicians Chosen by BBC Music Magazine

on April 5, 2018 - 12:00am

Pictured (L to R): Victor Orive-Martin, Alain Lanceron, Bertrand Chamayou, Melissa Lesnie, Robert Sobel (on Behalf of conductor John Nelson), Patrick Lemanski

The BBC Music Magazine Awards took place today in a ceremony at Kings Place in London.

In the Opera category, the winner is Berlioz's Les Troyens: the milestone 4CD opera recording on Warner Classics with an all-star cast headed by Joyce DiDonato, Marie-Nicole Lemieux, Michael Spyres and Marianne Crebassa, with the Orchestre Philharmonic de Strasbourg and maestro John Nelson.

The Chamber Music Album of the Year award went to the


Warner Music Group Acquires Sodatone

on March 28, 2018 - 11:23am

Data pioneers choose entrepreneurial home for industry-leading A&R tool

Warner Music Group (WMG) has acquired Sodatone, a tech start-up founded in 2016, which has established a reputation as the world’s premier A&R insight tool.

Sodatone’s proprietary technology combines streaming, social and touring data with the power of machine learning. The platform identifies unsigned talent by tracking early predictors of success, such as the loyalty and engagement of a growing fan-base, and the potential virality of a track or demo.


Warner Music Group and Facebook Team Up So You Can Add Music to Your Memories and Moments

on March 9, 2018 - 9:50am

Warner Music Group (WMG) and Facebook today announced a holistic partnership that includes licensing agreements covering the music company’s recorded music and music publishing catalogs for use in social experiences such as videos and messages. The deal paves the way for fans to create, upload and share videos with licensed music from their favorite artists and songwriters. Under the partnership, WMG and Facebook will continue to work together to develop new products that enable users to personalize their music experiences across Facebook, Messenger, Instagram and Oculus.

Eric Mackay, EVP,


Irv Gotti Signs Deal with Warner/Chappell Music

on March 8, 2018 - 2:56pm

Legendary Music Entrepreneur/Producer/Songwriter Joins Award-Winning Music Publisher

Irv Gotti has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group. Effective immediately, Warner/Chappell will administer all of the legendary music executive/producer/songwriter’s future material. In addition, Gotti’s new deal with Warner/Chappell includes the score music he has written for the hit BET drama series, Tales. Created by Gotti, and produced by his VISIONARY IDEAS ENTERTAINMENT, Tales is a scripted anthology series that weaves hip-hop


Fueled By Ramen and Roadrunner Promote Three Marketing Execs

on March 8, 2018 - 10:11am

Chris Brown Upped To SVP; Suzi Akyuz & Katie Baloian Named VPs

Fueled By Ramen (FBR) and Roadrunner Records have announced the promotion of three long-standing executives to top marketing posts. Chris Brown has been upped to Senior Vice President, Marketing, for Roadrunner and FBR; Suzi Akyuz has been named Vice President, Marketing, for Roadrunner and FBR; and Katie Baloian has been named Vice President, Marketing, for FBR. Alongside their Fueled by Ramen and Roadrunner responsibilities, Brown, Akyuz, and Baloian also handle marketing duties for selected Atlantic Records artists.

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