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Bernd Dopp Announces Leadership Change at Warner Music Central Europe

on August 17, 2021 - 5:34am

Bernd Dopp, the Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Central Europe, has announced that he will be passing on the leadership of the company to Co-Presidents Doreen Schimk, Managing Director, Media & Brands, and Fabian Drebes, Managing Director, International, from October 1st 2021. Warner Music will be the first major label in Germany to be headed by a dual leadership.

Dopp has enjoyed longstanding success at Warner Music Central Europe. This leadership transition is happening as the company celebrates its best ever year in terms of financial results, despite the headwinds of the pandemic.

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Warner Music Entertainment and Lightbox Announce Partnership

on August 12, 2021 - 11:19am

Warner Music Entertainment, the film and television division of Warner Music Group (WMG), and Lightbox, the London and Los Angeles based television and film production company today announced a partnership deal to co-produce, co-develop and co-finance non-fiction film and TV projects.

The deal will give Lightbox, founded by multi-award-winning producers, Simon Chinn (Searching For Sugar Man, Man on Wire, TINA) and Jonathan Chinn (LA 92, Whitney, Hip Hop Uncovered), access to WMG’s rich catalogue, to create new and exciting content telling the stories of WMG’s current global superstars,

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Warner Chappell Music and MNEK Renew Their Partnership

on July 26, 2021 - 10:34am

Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer and recording artist MNEK has renewed his global partnership with Warner Chappell Music, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group (WMG).

The news comes as MNEK is busier than ever with a wide range of collabs. He co-wrote and produced the song ‘Finally (Cannot Hide it)’ from Amorphous ft. Kelly Rowland and CeCe Peniston. Another recent release was ‘Let Them Know’ from Mabel, which they co-wrote with their close collaborators Raye and SG Lewis.

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Alejandro Duque Named as the Next President of Warner Music Latin America

on June 21, 2021 - 1:24pm

Alejandro Duque has been named as the next President of Warner Music Latin America. He will join the company in August and take up his new role at the start of October, succeeding Iñigo Zabala, who it has previously been reported is stepping down from his role as President of Latin America and Iberia after working for Warner Music for more than 30 years.

Duque joins Warner Music from Universal Music, where he has forged a career over the last 15 years, most recently serving as Managing Director of Universal Music Latin.

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Transgressive Publishing and Warner Chappell Music Sign The Joy

on May 27, 2021 - 4:49am

The Joy have signed a worldwide publishing deal with Transgressive Publishing and Warner Chappell Music. The band – comprising Ntokozo Magcaba, Melokuhle Mkhungo, Sanele Ngcobo, Phelelani Sithole and Sandile Sphelele Hlophe – hail from South Africa, but are fast becoming an international phenomenon.

Their new single ‘Isencane Lengane’, out this week, was recorded and produced by Two Inch Punch, the UK record producer known for his work with Jessie Ware, Rag’n’Bone Man, Rex Orange County, Sam Smith and Years & Years.

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