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Warner Music Partners With Ziiki Media

on May 11, 2020 - 5:37am

Warner Music has partnered with Ziiki Media, a music aggregator, distributor and production house that is rapidly expanding its presence in the Indian market. The company specialises in the Punjabi scene, distributing music from local stars including Daler Mehndi, Jasmine Sandlas and J Star.

Punjabi music is popular across the subcontinent, not just with the 125 million Punjabi speakers in India and Pakistan. It’s also had an international impact, not least among the sizable Punjabi diaspora in Canada of some 700,000 people, and significant communities in Australia, the UK and the USA.

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Warner Music Group Partners With Leading African Music Company Africori

on April 20, 2020 - 4:35am

Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced it is investing in Africori, Africa’s leading digital music distribution, music rights management and artist development company.

The deal gives Warner Music’s ADA division access to Africa’s largest catalogue and A&R network, as well as enabling WMG to establish a presence in many African markets for the first time.

ADA will work closely with Africori to distribute and promote its artists internationally through Warner Music’s global network.

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Andy Ma Named CEO Of Warner Music Greater China

on April 17, 2020 - 5:01am

Andy Ma has been promoted to the new role of CEO of Warner Music Greater China. He will oversee the company’s business and operations in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and will continue to report to Simon Robson, President, Warner Music Asia.

Greater China is the sixth biggest recorded music market in the world if revenue from the three territories is combined. Andy Ma’s appointment allows Warner Music to further align its leadership in those markets, which will be a crucial factor in driving its long-term success.

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Liz Goodwin Joins Atlantic Records UK As New GM

on April 15, 2020 - 5:40am

Atlantic Records UK today announced that Liz Goodwin is joining the label as General Manager at the end of April. At the same time, it was announced that Max Lutkin has been upped from Senior Marketing Manager to Head of Marketing.

Goodwin comes to Atlantic from Glassnote Entertainment, where she was UK Managing Director. In her new role, she will be responsible for overseeing the long-term career strategy for Atlantic UK’s diverse roster of superstars and developing artists.

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Sukhraj Johal Joins Warner Records UK As General Manager

on April 7, 2020 - 9:14am

Warner Records UK today announced that Sukhraj Johal has joined the label as General Manager. At the same time, it was announced that Jennifer Ivory has been promoted to Senior Vice President. Both Johal and Ivory report into the label’s President, Phil Christie.

Johal, who was previously General Manager at Syco Music and, before that, Head of Marketing at PMR Records, will focus on the company’s domestic roster, including Dua Lipa. Griff, JC Stewart, L Devine, Mist and Nines.

Ivory, who joined Warner Music UK in 2009, will oversee the marketing and creative guidance of the label’s strong

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