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Hank Forsyth Named EVP, Strategy and Business Development for Warner Chappell Music

on July 16, 2019 - 5:04pm

Accomplished music and media executive Hank Forsyth has joined Warner Chappell Music (WCM) as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. In this role, Forsyth will develop and execute strategic initiatives to drive results for the publisher’s growing roster of songwriters and its iconic catalog. Based in New York, Forsyth will report to WCM Co-Chair & CEO Guy Moot and Co-Chair and COO Carianne Marshall.

 

“Hank comes to Warner Chappell with deep experience across the publishing, label, and biz dev spaces,” said Moot and Marshall.

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Wayne “Wayno” Clark Named Vice President, A&R for Asylum Records

on July 11, 2019 - 9:12am

Noted music executive Wayne “Wayno” Clark has joined Asylum Records, Warner Music Group’s indie-spirited, streaming-focused imprint, as Vice President, A&R. In this role, he will cultivate Asylum’s fresh crop of talent and align them with premier producers and songwriters. Based at the label’s New York headquarters, Wayno will report to Asylum General Manager Gabrielle Peluso. He has already added Chicago Hip-Hop star 600Breezy to Asylum’s blossoming roster and will A&R the debut album from Detroit rapper Sada Baby.

 

“Wayno is an authority in the hip-hop community, having spent years

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Warner Music Group’s Arts Music Division & Warner Chappell Music Partner with Build-A-Bear Workshop To Launch New Record Label

on July 9, 2019 - 1:51pm

Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division and Warner Chappell Music have entered into an exclusive global music partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop, the popular global brand specializing in customizable stuffed animals, to launch Build-A-Bear Records. The deal comes as Build-A-Bear continues to find ways to connect consumers with its brand, evolving its retail operation into a more diverse business that includes original digital content.

The Build-A-Bear branded label under Arts Music will release original albums, singles, and playlists—including soundtracks from upcoming films, television

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R&B Singer/Songwriter Summer Walker Signs Global Administration Agreement with Warner Chappell Music

on July 9, 2019 - 12:53pm

Warner Chappell Music today announced that it has entered into a global publishing administration agreement with acclaimed singer/songwriter Summer Walker. Effective immediately, the deal covers all existing and new compositions written by Walker, including her hit single, “Girls Need Love Remix” with Drake, which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Streaming Songs chart and top 5 at Urban Radio.

 

“I’m really excited to have my songs looked after by the fantastic Warner Chappell team,” said Walker.

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Atlanta Hip-Hop Producer Turbo Signs Worldwide Co-Publishing Agreement with Warner Chappell Music

on June 13, 2019 - 11:38am

Warner Chappell Music today announced that it has entered into a global co-publishing deal with Atlanta-based super producer/songwriter Turbo. The agreement covers all past and future songs, including his work on Lil Baby & Gunna’s RIAA platinum single “Close Friends,” which is currently No. 1 on the Urban radio chart.

 

“Turbo is one of the most prominent hip-hop producers to break over the last year,” said Ryan Press, President, A&R, U.S., Warner Chappell Music. “His signature sound is a game changer, attracting trailblazing artists and influential fans alike to his music.

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