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Vava Signs to Warner Music China

on August 9, 2019 - 7:36am

Chinese rap superstar VAVA has signed to Warner Music China. The artist, often dubbed ‘The Queen of Rap’ or the ‘Rihanna of China’, has shot to prominence over the last couple of years with hits such as ‘My New Swag’, which gained international attention when it featured in the movie Crazy Rich Asians.

VAVA is the stage name of rapper and hip-hop artist Mao Yanqi, who is originally from the province of Sichuan in southern China.

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Warner Classics Launches A New Generation Website

on July 16, 2019 - 9:03am

· The new www.warnerclassics.com has gone live in English, French and German
· Launch reaffirms Warner Music Group’s commitment to classical music in the digital age
· Website features a custom-built streaming player and integrated video

Warner Classics & Erato has launched an entirely new version of its website, www.warnerclassics.com, today.

A key driver for the new site is the growing number of music-lovers who are choosing to stream classical music online. Reflecting this crucial shift in behaviour, Warner Classics has integrated a custom-built streaming player into the site.

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Warner Music Asia Strengthens Its Team With Key New Appointments

on June 17, 2019 - 5:11am

Warner Music Asia has announced the appointment of two new senior executives and the promotion of a third as it further strengthens its senior executive team in the region.

Brayden Crossley has been promoted to the new role of SVP, Marketing, Greater China and South East Asia. Darren Ho joins the team as SVP, Marketing Strategy, Brand & Business, Greater China and South East Asia. Phil Luen has been appointed SVP, Digital Business Development and Research & Analysis, South East Asia and Korea.

All three senior executives will be based in Hong Kong and report directly to Simon Robson,

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Kinga Siennicka Named Managing Director, Warner Music Poland

on May 2, 2019 - 5:23am

Kinga Siennicka has been appointed Managing Director, Warner Music Poland with immediate effect. Based in Warsaw, Siennicka will report directly to Alfonso Perez-Soto, Warner Music’s EVP, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.

She has been promoted into this position from her previous role as Vice Chair of Marketing and Promotion, Warner Music Eastern Europe.

Kinga Siennicka says: “Taking up the leadership of our company in Poland is a real privilege. We’ve got a creative and dynamic local music scene and we’re an increasingly important market for international acts too.

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Panic! At The Disco Break Arena Merchandise Sales Records on ‘Pray For The Wicked’ Tour

on April 15, 2019 - 11:31am

American rock band Panic! At The Disco have broken arena merchandise sales records across the UK and mainland Europe on their recent ‘Pray For The Wicked’ tour.

The band, whose merchandise was in collaboration with Manhead Merch, now hold arena sales records at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Arena Birmingham, Manchester Arena and ISS Dome, Düsseldorf.

The tour followed the release of the band's sixth studio album ‘Pray For The Wicked’, released on Fueled By Ramen in the US and WEA internationally, which debuted at No.2 in the UK’s Official Albums Chart and No.1 on the

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