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ADA Worldwide Announces Exclusive Partnership with Billy Mann & Benton James and the Launch of Joint Venture icons+giants

on March 31, 2021 - 9:02am

Warner Music Group’s ADA Worldwide today announced an exclusive partnership with Billy Mann and Benton James for the launch of new JV label, icons+giants. Founded by Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer, entrepreneur, and artist manager, Mann, along with A&R executive and artist manager, James, the enterprise will combine their savvy digital marketing and proven A&R track record with ADA’s continually widening global influence, resources and connected artist services.

Eliah Seton, President of Independent Music & Creator Services, Warner Music Group, said: “On behalf of everyone at ADA and


Warner Chappell Music Announces New A&R Leadership Promotions

on March 31, 2021 - 9:01am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today the promotions of Katy Wolaver to Senior Vice President, A&R, and Wallace Joseph to Vice President, A&R. Over the past few years, they’ve helped to sign and develop high-profile talent like Ava Max, Summer Walker, Sasha Sloan and many more. In their new roles, they will continue to report to Ryan Press, President of A&R, U.S. and work closely with him to grow the company’s roster of legendary songwriters and producers.


Press shared: “Katy and Wallace both have an amazing ear for talent


Warner Chappell Music Signs Publishing Deal with Multi-Platinum Record Producer d.a. got that dope

on March 25, 2021 - 9:05am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has entered into a worldwide publishing agreement with d.a. got that dope, an award-winning record producer, songwriter and music executive. He’s been the creative mastermind behind a string of hits for Kodak Black, Tyga, Megan Thee Stallion, Chris Brown and more. In 2020, he produced the standout Eminem single, “Godzilla” ft. Juice Wrld – which has sold over eight million copies worldwide – in addition to eight other beats on Eminem's Music To Be Murdered By album. d.a.


Tencent Music Entertainment Group and Warner Music Sign Multi-Year Strategic Licensing Agreement and Agree to Establish a Joint Venture Music Label in China

on March 22, 2021 - 4:52pm

Tencent Music Entertainment Group ("Tencent Music," "TME," or the "Company") (NYSE: TME), the leading online music entertainment platform in China, and Warner Music, the international recorded music company, today announced an expanded multi-year strategic licensing agreement. The companies have been working together since their original agreement more than a decade ago. 

TME will continue to make Warner Music’s repertoire available across all its online music platforms in mainland China, including QQ Music, Kugou Music and Kuwo Music, as well as its live streaming platforms and WeSing, its


Less Than One Year In, ADA Latin Strikes Global Deals with Some of the Region's Biggest Players

on March 18, 2021 - 10:32am

Less than a year since its launch, ADA Latin, the Latin division of Warner Music Group’s ADA Worldwide, has secured global distribution deals with some of the most respected and ingenious labels and artists in Latin music. Among them are EDM veteran Toy Selectah’s Worldwide Records and renowned L.A.