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Mattel and Warner Music Group Announce Exclusive Global Distribution Partnership

on May 1, 2020 - 12:00am
  •                     WMG’s Arts Music division is now the exclusive distributor of Mattel’s catalog of more than 1,000 songs from brands including Barbie®, Thomas & Friends®,  Hot Wheels®, American Girl® and Fisher-Price®

 

  •                     Companies to make hundreds of never-before-released songs available and collaborate on the creation and distribution of new music

Mattel, Inc.

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Warner Music Group Artists and Songwriters Join Together for the First-Ever PlayOn Fest, A Virtual Music Festival Supporting the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization

on April 22, 2020 - 3:12pm

Warner Music Group today announced the first-of-its-kind virtual music festival, PlayOn Fest supporting the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO), powered by the UN Foundation. As part of a spectacular three-day live streaming event, PlayOn Fest promises to bring energy and high production values from world class stages (including Coachella, Sydney Opera House, Lollapalooza, Apollo Theater, Bonnaroo, The O2 Arena, Primavera Sound, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Rock In Rio, Global Citizen Festival, and more) to music fans hungry for communal live experiences.

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Warner Music Group Partners With Leading African Music Company Africori

on April 20, 2020 - 4:35am

Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced it is investing in Africori, Africa’s leading digital music distribution, music rights management and artist development company.

The deal gives Warner Music’s ADA division access to Africa’s largest catalogue and A&R network, as well as enabling WMG to establish a presence in many African markets for the first time.

ADA will work closely with Africori to distribute and promote its artists internationally through Warner Music’s global network.

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Andy Ma Named CEO Of Warner Music Greater China

on April 17, 2020 - 5:01am

Andy Ma has been promoted to the new role of CEO of Warner Music Greater China. He will oversee the company’s business and operations in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, and will continue to report to Simon Robson, President, Warner Music Asia.

Greater China is the sixth biggest recorded music market in the world if revenue from the three territories is combined. Andy Ma’s appointment allows Warner Music to further align its leadership in those markets, which will be a crucial factor in driving its long-term success.

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Oana Ruxandra Named Chief Digital Officer & EVP, Business Development at Warner Music Group

on April 16, 2020 - 10:22am

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced that Oana Ruxandra has been appointed Chief Digital Officer & EVP of Business Development. Ruxandra, who returned to WMG at the end of 2018, was most recently serving as interim head of Business Development alongside her post as EVP, New Business Channels – Chief Acquisition Officer. Based in New York, she continues to report to WMG CEO Steve Cooper.

Ruxandra oversees global digital strategy.

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