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Warner Music and Doğan Music Expand Partnership in Turkey

on January 6, 2020 - 6:00am

Warner Music and Doğan Music are expanding their artistic partnership with a new deal that will see them build a domestic roster together. The move involves the opening of Warner Music Turkey, a new affiliate that will work with Doğan to build the international careers of top domestic artists and develop a stronger presence for Warner’s international repertoire in Turkey.

Samsun Demir, CEO, Doğan Music Group, says: “We’re very pleased to announce our partnership with Warner Music in Turkey.

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Ed Howard and Briony Turner Named Co-Presidents of Atlantic Records UK

on December 17, 2019 - 5:33am

Warner Music UK today announced that Briony Turner and Ed Howard have been promoted to Co-Presidents of Atlantic Records UK, effective from 1st January. Turner, who joined Atlantic in 2009, is upped from Co-Head of A&R for the label, while Howard is currently MD of Asylum Records UK, the Atlantic UK imprint that he joined upon its inception 12 years ago.

Together, Howard and Turner will assume responsibility for the full Atlantic Records UK portfolio, overseeing the creative and strategic direction of the company as well as the implementation of campaigns for its world-class roster of UK, US,

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Tony Harlow to Become Chairman & CEO, Warner Music UK

on December 9, 2019 - 6:12am

Max Lousada, Warner Music Group’s (WMG) CEO of Recorded Music, today announced that Tony Harlow has been named Chairman & CEO of Warner Music UK (WMUK), starting in February 2020. Harlow succeeds Lousada, who has been Chairman & CEO of WMUK since 2013, having retained the position when he assumed his global role two years ago.

Harlow joined WMG in 2010 as Managing Director for Australasia, where he grew a reputation for breaking talent early, including artists such as Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa who went on to global superstardom.

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Warner Triumphs at the MBW A&R Awards

on November 6, 2019 - 9:08am

At last night’s prestigious MBW A&R Awards, Warner Chappell Music UK was named Publisher of the Year; Atlantic Records UK’s Co-Head of A&R, Alec Boateng, won Hip-Hop/Grime A&R of the Year and Warner Music UK’s Grace Goddard collected the A&R Administrator award.

Warner Chappell Music’s accolade comes after a strong 12 months for the publisher, which has topped the UK charts with Dave, Foals, Liam Gallagher and Stormzy, while bolstering its roster by signing the likes of Afro B, Au/Ra, Bernard Butler, Celeste, Julian Cope, John Power, Lostboy, Monique Lawz and Winnie Raeder.

Mike Smith,

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Paul Smith Promoted to VP, A&R and International Songwriters for Warner Chappell Music

on October 30, 2019 - 8:48am

Paul Smith has been promoted to the newly created role of Vice President, A&R and International Songwriters at Warner Chappell Music (WCM). He will further strengthen relationships between the songwriters on the music publisher’s global roster, driving collaborations both between them and with major recording artists worldwide.

Based in London, Smith will report to Mike Smith, WCM’s UK Managing Director, and also have a dotted line into Shani Gonzales, the company’s newly appointed EVP of International A&R.

As well as creating Smith’s new role, Warner Chappell Music is introducing ARROW, a

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