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Travis Barker's DTA Records Sets Joint Venture with Elektra Music Group

on December 13, 2019 - 9:02am

DTA Records, a new label founded by Travis Barker, has entered into a worldwide joint venture with Elektra Music Group. The announcement was made today by Barker and Elektra Co-Presidents Mike Easterlin and Gregg Nadel. Under the terms of the deal, Elektra will provide the full spectrum of marketing and distribution services for DTA artists and recordings.


The first release from DTA Records/Elektra Records is Barker’s own “Gimme Brain” featuring Lil Wayne and Rick Ross, available everywhere today.


“I wanted a label partner that I trusted with true artist development,” said Barker.


Rich Christina Named Senior Vice President of A&R for Warner Chappell Music

on December 5, 2019 - 9:02am

Warner Chappell Music (WCM), the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, announced today that leading music executive Rich Christina is joining the company as Senior Vice President of A&R. Based in New York, Christina will report to Ryan Press, WCM’s President of A&R, U.S. Christina was most recently with Sony/ATV Music Publishing, where he served as Senior Vice President and Head of East Coast A&R.  


“Rich and I have known each other for nearly 30 years, and I’m thrilled to reunite with him in his new post at WCM,” said Warner Chappell Co-Chair & CEO Guy Moot.


Warner Music Group Ups Jon Glass to Head of Digital Legal Affairs

on December 3, 2019 - 10:21am

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the appointment of Jon Glass to Senior Vice President, Head of Digital Legal Affairs. In this role, he will lead the company’s legal efforts in support of WMG's major digital initiatives, working closely with WMG's business development team. Glass will report to WMG's Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Paul Robinson. Glass replaces Ron Wilcox, who will retire after a decade at the company, and a long successful career in the industry.


“Jon is the kind of person you want on your side of the negotiating table,” said Robinson.


Warner Music Group Announces Partnership with Music Streaming Service Audiomack

on August 22, 2019 - 12:29pm

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced it has entered a partnership with influential music streaming and discovery service, Audiomack, marking the platform’s first licensing deal with a major label. The two will work together on content concepts and explore ways to break emerging artists, connecting avid music fans and tastemakers with rising talent before they hit the mainstream.


“It’s important that we take a principled but adventurous approach to empowering entrepreneurialism,” said Allan Coye, Vice President of Digital Strategy & Business Development, Warner Music Group.


Claudia Butzky Named Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships, Strategic Marketing & Commercial Sync Licensing for Warner Records

on August 21, 2019 - 9:35am

Warner Records has named Claudia Butzky as Senior Vice President of Brand Partnerships, Strategic Marketing & Commercial Sync Licensing. Based in Los Angeles, Butzky will report to Tom Corson, Co-Chairman & COO, Warner Records.


“Claudia is one of the most well-respected and admired strategic branding experts, and she will be a tremendous asset to our artists and our company as a whole,” said Corson. “I have been fortunate to know and experience Claudia’s creative energy and innovative marketing firsthand, and her expertise in connecting music, artists and brands is truly impressive.