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RK Signs to Warner Chappell Music

on May 7, 2021 - 7:08am

Ryad Kartoum, one of France’s fastest-rising breakout rap stars, known by his stage name of RK, has signed a global publishing agreement with Warner Chappell Music France, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.

RK is aged just 19, but has already blazed a trail in the French music scene. He was the youngest rapper ever to be Gold certified, at just 16, and the youngest rapper ever to be Platinum certified, when he was 17. His first three albums have sold more than 250,000 units meaning each has been certified Gold.

Signed to Universal Music France/Capitol, the rapper has been

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Triari Senawirawan Named as MD of Warner Music Indonesia

on April 19, 2021 - 12:32pm

Triari “Ari” Senawirawan has been named as the new Managing Director of Warner Music Indonesia. He will take up the position on 1st May and report to Simon Robson, President, International, Recorded Music, Warner Music Group.

Senawirawan joins the company from Visa Indonesia, where he drove the company’s marketing strategy and consumer digital engagement. He has a long track record of working in marketing, branding and advertising for numerous leading companies and agencies.

He succeeds Toto Widjojo, who has been Managing Director of Warner Music Indonesia since 2014, and is stepping down

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Warner Music Launches Pan-Asian Dance Label Whet Records

on April 15, 2021 - 5:03am

Warner Music Asia has today announced the launch of the first Pan-Asian dance label, Whet Records. The brainchild of Jonathan Serbin, the CEO of Warner Music Greater China, the label will work with both emerging talent and established DJs and producers, providing a powerful distribution platform and an array of marketing and management services to help its artists grow their fan base throughout the region.

Whet Records’ China division will be led by Zoe Yang, who has worked across the largest EDM events in the region, including Ultra Music China and EDC China.

She will report into Jonathan

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Alizzz Renews Deals with Warner Chappell Music Spain and Warner Music Spain

on April 14, 2021 - 9:15am

One of Spain’s most exciting and respected artist, producer and songwriting talents - Alizzz - has renewed his recording and publishing deals with Warner Music Spain and Warner Chappell Music Spain. Alizzz is known as a recording artist in his own right, but has also collaborated with huge artists such as C Tangana and Rosalia.

Alizzz also has his own record label, Whoa! Music, which he set up in 2019 and runs in partnership with Warner Music Spain. It signs and develops Spanish and Latin American artists from the ‘new pop’ scene, including Coral Casino, Paula Cendejas and Robie.

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Warner Chappell Music France Partners with Benjamin Biolay’s Publishing Company

on March 4, 2021 - 9:16am

Warner Chappell Music, the publishing arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced it is partnering with French icon Benjamin Biolay’s music publishing company, Bambi Rose. As part of the deal, Warner Chappell will represent both Biolay’s vast catalogue and future works.

Biolay is one of the most respected songwriters in France, having released nine solo albums since 2001, as well as soundtracks, collaboration albums and remix EPs. He has also written and composed for some of the country’s biggest artists including Vanessa Paradis and Henri Salvador.

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