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Warner Chappell Music France Signs a New Global Deal with Aya Nakamura

on January 4, 2021 - 11:20am

Multi-Platinum artist and songwriter Aya Nakamura, the biggest French breakthrough star of the last three years, has signed a new globally exclusive deal with Warner Chappell Music, three years after having signed her first agreement with the publisher in 2017.

She recently topped the French charts with ‘Plus Jamais feat Stormzy’, a single from her third studio album Aya, released by Rec 118/Warner Music France in November 2020. The album has already been certified Gold and also features the single ‘Jolie Nana’, which topped the French charts for four consecutive weeks – the longest run for


Kim Hojoong Sells More Than 500,000 Physical Copies of his Album on Day One of Release

on December 18, 2020 - 4:59am

Kim Hojoong has just had one of the biggest global album successes of the year with the launch of The Classic Album. The release, which was produced and distributed by Warner Music Korea, received more than 500,000 pre-orders for physical copies, with more fans heading to the shops across the country today.

Such a high level of physical sales is usually associated with leading KPop acts, such as BTS or EXO, rather than a classical music artist.

Simon Robson, President, Warner Music Asia, says: “This is an incredible achievement.


June Gao Named General Manager, Warner Chappell Music China

on December 3, 2020 - 5:32am

June Gao has been promoted to the new role of General Manager, Warner Chappell Music China. In her new position, she will continue to be based in Beijing and report to Monica Lee, President, Warner Chappell Music Asia Pacific.

Gao will oversee all Warner Chappell Music’s business in China, building up a team that will help the company’s local and international songwriters take advantage of the huge opportunities that are opening up in the country as its digital music market continues its surge in growth.

Her promotion comes at a time when the publisher is accelerating the growth of its


Warner Music Asia Launches ‘Project Unsung’

on October 9, 2020 - 4:43am

Artists Join Worldwide Effort To Destigmatize Conversations Ahead Of World Mental Health Day 2020

Warner Music Asia is proud to launch ‘Project Unsung’, a campaign featuring leading artists talking about their experience of mental health issues in a bid to destigmatize conversations around the topic.

Artists including Nathan Hartono and Jasmine Sokko (Singapore), St.


New Leadership for Warner Music’s Artist Services Team in London

on January 15, 2020 - 4:37am

Warner Music has announced a new dual leadership for its international Artist Services team based in London. Morgan Hughes steps up to the new role of Head of Creative and Russell Fogden joins from Bravado as Head of Commercial.

Artist Services is a division of WEA, Warner Music’s global artist and label services arm, and it supports artists in areas including direct-to-fan sales, merchandising, ticketing, website design and VIP fan club experiences.

Fogden and Hughes will be based in Warner Music’s London offices and report to Emmy Lovell, EVP, WEA Europe.