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Statements regarding Aretha Franklin

on August 16, 2018 - 11:13am

Statement from Craig Kallman, Chairman & CEO, Atlantic Records and Julie Greenwald, Chairman & COO, Atlantic Records:

“Aretha Franklin was a pillar of Atlantic Records and transformed global culture. From that day in January 1967, when producer Jerry Wexler took Aretha to Muscle Shoals, Alabama and she sat down at the piano to record her first Atlantic record, 'I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You),' music was never the same. Back then, there was no one who sang the way she did, who took the roots of gospel and R&B and infused them with that originality, power, fervor, and depth.


Eleven-Time Grammy Winner Pharrell Williams to Host City of Hope Event Honoring Warner/Chappell's Jon Platt on October 11

on July 30, 2018 - 12:57pm

Acclaimed Artist, Songwriter & Producer Is First Superstar Announced for Spirit of Life Gala

Jon Platt, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, today announced the first superstar to join him at this fall’s eagerly anticipated event in Los Angeles supporting City of Hope, an acclaimed nonprofit clinical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases. Eleven-time Grammy Award-winning artist, songwriter, and producer Pharrell Williams will host the Oct. 11 celebration that will see Platt honored with the organization’s prestigious Spirit of Life®


Steve “Stevo” Robertson Named General Manager/SVP of A&R, Pop/Rock for Atlantic Records Nashville as New York-Based Label Continues to Bolster Its Music City Presence

on July 12, 2018 - 1:15pm

Steve “Stevo” Robertson has been promoted to the newly created position of General Manager/Senior Vice President of A&R, Pop/Rock, Atlantic Records Nashville. Robertson, who relocated from Florida to Nashville three years ago, joined Atlantic in 1997 and has been SVP of A&R since 2010. His new appointment recognizes the continued expansion of Atlantic’s pop/rock A&R team in Nashville, and the label’s deep-seated commitment to the city’s diverse music community. Robertson’s current A&R roster includes Paramore, Shinedown, A Day to Remember, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Josie Dunn, and others.


Scott Cherkin Joins WEA as SVP, Global Consumer Acquisition & Retention

on June 29, 2018 - 1:50pm

Newly-Created Role to Focus on Direct-to-Consumer Strategy

WEA, the global artist and label services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), has hired Scott Cherkin to join the company in the newly-created role of Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Acquisition and Retention. He will be based in New York and report to WEA President, Tony Harlow.

As WEA intensifies its focus on broadening its reach and fan offerings, Cherkin will be tasked with pioneering an effective global direct-to-consumer strategy.