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Annapurna Pictures Announces Global Publishing Deal with Warner/Chappell Music

on October 8, 2018 - 1:01pm


Annapurna Pictures, the production company and studio behind Oscar-nominated films Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Her (2013), American Hustle (2013), and Phantom Thread (2017), has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group.


WCM will represent and administer the rights to the indie film and TV company’s music publishing properties, including its musical compositions and scores.


Warner Music Group Announces Seed Fund to Invest in Start-Ups

on October 5, 2018 - 1:01pm


WMG Boost to Foster Entrepreneurial Growth & Innovation in Music


Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced WMG Boost, a seed-stage investment fund aimed at supporting entrepreneurial growth and innovative thinking in the music industry. The multimillion-dollar fund will invest in early-stage businesses within and adjacent to the recorded music business. Start-ups can learn more about the fund and submit business plans for consideration here.


WMG Boost is all about nurturing the diversity of ideas within the music ecosystem, especially at this meeting point between music and tech,” said


Hip-Hop Legend Jermaine Dupri to DJ City of Hope Gala After-Party at The Barker Hangar

on October 4, 2018 - 1:02pm


Oct. 11 Event Honoring Warner/Chappell’s Jon Platt to Feature Beyoncé, JAY-Z and Pharrell

Special Performances by Mary Mary and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Grammy-winning rapper, producer, Songwriters Hall-of-Famer, and So So Def label owner Jermaine Dupri will lead City of Hope’s first-ever after-party at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica following next week’s eagerly anticipated gala at the same location. Dupri was recently honored with his own exhibit at the Grammy Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. The four-month So So Def exhibit is dedicated to his work in shaping hip-hop culture.


Elektra Music Group Marks Official Launch by Unveiling Remainder of Leadership Team

on October 3, 2018 - 2:11pm


Twenty One Pilots’ Trench Out Friday - Label Group’s First Release


The Elektra Music Group has officially launched and installed a first-rate leadership team that’s poised to nurture the stand-alone group’s stellar roster of artists, and unique labels including Elektra, Fueled By Ramen (FBR), Roadrunner, Low Country Sound, and Black Cement Records. The label group’s first release will be Twenty One Pilots’ new album, Trench, due out Friday, October 5, through Fueled By Ramen.


Following recent appointments to the A&R and Promotions teams, the remainder of Elektra Music Group’s leadership


Elektra Music Group Staffs Up Promotion Department Ahead of Oct. 1 Launch

on September 20, 2018 - 6:09pm


Melanie Scull Brought on as VP of Promotion;

Myra Dehais to Serve as SVP of Promotion – West Coast/Alternative;

Jason Martin Appointed VP of Promotion/Triple A


Roadrunner Promotion Will Become Elektra Promotion


The newly formed Elektra Music Group today announced three key appointments in its promotion department ahead of the label group’s October 1 launch. The stand-alone music company brings on Melanie Scull as Vice President of Promotion, focusing on pop radio.