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Eric Wong Named President & CMO for Warner Recorded Music

on July 9, 2020 - 9:37am

Warner Music Group announced today that industry leader Eric Wong is joining the company as President & Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Warner Recorded Music, effective August 17th. Wong, who is currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Island Records, will continue to be based in New York and will report to Max Lousada, Warner Music Group’s Global CEO of Recorded Music.

 

In this first of its kind post at Warner, Wong will serve as the head of worldwide marketing, spearheading a one-company mission to expand careers for global artists and elevate local artists to the global stage.

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Artist Partner Group Taps Corey Calder as SVP, Marketing & Brands

on July 8, 2020 - 3:57pm

Seasoned exec Corey Calder has joined Artist Partner Group (APG) as SVP, Marketing & Brands. The company has also made three strategic promotions to bolster its leadership team across disciplines with Edgar Machuca upped to VP, A&R, Artist Publishing/Artist Partner Group & Warner Music Group; Olly Sheppard upped to VP, Film & Television Synchronization, Artist Publishing & Artist Partner Group; and Devon Libran upped to VP, Video & Content Production, Artist Partner Group.

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Imagine Entertainment and Warner Music Group Form Wide-Ranging, Multi-Project Strategic Partnership

on July 6, 2020 - 2:16pm

Imagine Entertainment Chairman Brian Grazer and Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced a multi-year strategic partnership to co-produce and co-finance a slate of music-centered projects across multiple mediums, including film, television, documentary, and other short-form content. By marrying Imagine’s 30-year success in producing premium entertainment with WMG’s global artists, songwriters, and world-class catalog, the partnership will accelerate capabilities to bring to the screen outstanding storytelling that crosses genres and decades.

 

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Warner Music Group, Blavatnik Family Foundation Announce $100 Million Fund to Support the Music Community and Groups Promoting Social Justice

on June 3, 2020 - 6:27am

Warner Music Group, its directors and management, and the Blavatnik Family Foundation announced today a $100 million fund to support charitable causes related to the music industry, social justice and campaigns against violence and racism.

An advisory panel made up of appointees from Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation will establish procedures to identify and support those in the music community, and organizations strengthening education, and promoting equality, opportunity, diversity and inclusion.

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Warner Music Group Corp. Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

on June 3, 2020 - 6:21am

Warner Music Group Corp. (the “Company”) announced today the pricing of its initial public offering (“IPO”) of 77,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock at a public offering price of $25.00 per share.  The size of the IPO was increased from the previously announced 70,000,000 shares of Class A common stock.  The offering consists entirely of secondary shares to be sold by Access Industries, LLC and certain related selling stockholders.  The Company will not receive any proceeds from the offering.

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