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Izabela Ciszek-Podziemska Named General Manager of Warner Music South East Europe

on April 20, 2022 - 5:23am

Warner Music has announced that Izabela Ciszek-Podziemska has been promoted into the newly created position of General Manager of Warner Music South East Europe.

In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing the company’s operations in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. She will report into Alfonso Perez-Soto, President of Emerging Markets, Warner Recorded Music.

Ciszek-Podziemska previously held the role of Head of Business Development, South East Europe at Warner Music, and has been responsible

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Warner Music Group Moves Canadian Businesses To New Location In Downtown Toronto

on April 7, 2022 - 4:31am

Warner Music Group (WMG) will be moving its Canadian businesses to The Well, a newly-built space in downtown Toronto. The new office will benefit from a performance space and recording studio, as well as dedicated songwriting rooms and content creation workrooms.

Employees from record company Warner Music Canada, music publisher Warner Chappell Music Canada, and predictive A&R and marketing intelligence platform Sodatone will be moving into the new space in March 2023.

The Well is the most ambitious mixed-use endeavour in Canada, a bold reflection of Toronto’s energy and diversity and an

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Luca Gentili Named VP, Operations & Industry Relations, Warner Chappell Music Italy

on March 8, 2022 - 11:28am

Luca Gentili has been promoted into the new role of Vice President, Operations & Industry Relations at Warner Chappell Music Italy, part of the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.

In this new role, Gentili will continue to be based in Milan and report directly to Santiago Menéndez-Pidal, President, Southern Europe, Warner Chappell Music.

He will be Warner Chappell Music’s main point of contact with Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE), the Italian collection society, with a brief to help it further drive efficiency and transparency on behalf of Warner Chappell

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Atlantic Records Germany and Warner Chappell Music Germany Present SHE - A Historic All-Female Rap Songwriting Camp

on February 24, 2022 - 11:33am

Atlantic Records Germany, a label backed by Warner Music Central Europe, and music publisher Warner Chappell Music Germany are set to come together and host SHE - a first of its kind, all-female rap songwriting camp.

Taking place on 11th-15th April, in a state of the art Berlin studio complex, the week-long camp will bring together world-class female hip-hop artists and songwriters from the US, UK, Asia, South America and Europe to work alongside female producers, engineers and videographers.

The week will also act as an educational space, with sessions focused on empowerment, a mentoring

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Kabiru Bello Promoted to Expanded Role of VP of Global A&R, Warner Recorded Music, and Head of Asylum Records Nordics

on February 24, 2022 - 5:51am

Kabiru Bello, known widely in the music industry as Bello, has been promoted to the new post of VP of Global A&R, Warner Recorded Music, while continuing to head up Asylum Records Nordics.

In his expanded role, he’ll be pivotal in driving Hip-Hop and R&B-focused collaborations across the global Warner Recorded Music network. Bello will continue to be based in Stockholm and report into Eric Wong, Warner Recorded Music’s President and Chief Marketing Officer.

Bello said: “It feels great to be part of the global team building bridges for our artists and partners and helping develop the next

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