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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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Warner Music Opens For Business In Vietnam

on April 6, 2020 - 11:28am

Warner Recorded Music today announced the opening of a new affiliate in Vietnam, one of the most exciting emerging markets in South East Asia with a population of some 100 million people. Warner Music Vietnam is based in Ho Chi Minh City and led by Manging Director Lisa Nguyen.

Nguyen joins Warner Music Vietnam after serving as Head of Zing Media, the digital media specialist owned by Vietnam’s VNG Corporation, for the previous three years. She will report to Simon Robson, President, Warner Music Asia.

The company has hit the ground running and already signed a number of domestic acts –

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Warner Music India Launches

on March 9, 2020 - 9:37am

Warner Music Group today announced the expansion of its presence in India, through the launch of its newest affiliate. Widely respected leader and executive Jay Mehta has been named the first Managing Director of the new territory. His brief will also cover the other markets in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Based in Mumbai, Mehta will report to Alfonso Perez-Soto, EVP, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Africa and India.

This is the latest example of Warner Music Group’s long-term

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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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