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Warner Chappell Music Signs Publishing Deal with Multi-Platinum Record Producer d.a. got that dope

on March 25, 2021 - 9:05am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has entered into a worldwide publishing agreement with d.a. got that dope, an award-winning record producer, songwriter and music executive. He’s been the creative mastermind behind a string of hits for Kodak Black, Tyga, Megan Thee Stallion, Chris Brown and more. In 2020, he produced the standout Eminem single, “Godzilla” ft. Juice Wrld – which has sold over eight million copies worldwide – in addition to eight other beats on Eminem's Music To Be Murdered By album. d.a.


Warner Music Acquires Leading Indie Label Zhara Music

on March 24, 2021 - 6:24am

Warner Music Group has today announced the acquisition of leading indie label Zhara Music, and the launch of the Russian division of its legendary Atlantic Records label.

Zhara Music, which was founded less than three years ago, has become a hugely significant player in the fast-growing Russian music industry. As a result of the deal, the label will be rebranded to continue its successful operations as Atlantic Records Russia, plugging into Warner Music’s global network.


Alfonso Perez-Soto Named President, Emerging Markets at Warner Recorded Music

on March 23, 2021 - 7:28am

Alfonso Perez-Soto has been named as President, Emerging Markets at Warner Recorded Music. In this role he will be reporting to Simon Robson, President, International at Warner Recorded Music.

Perez-Soto’s emerging markets brief covers Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, India and South Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. These markets are home to 3.2 billion people – some 40 per cent of the world’s population – who are increasingly able to access music through a range of digital services that are being monetised for artists and labels.

With around 60


Tencent Music Entertainment Group and Warner Music Sign Multi-Year Strategic Licensing Agreement and Agree to Establish a Joint Venture Music Label in China

on March 22, 2021 - 4:52pm

Tencent Music Entertainment Group ("Tencent Music," "TME," or the "Company") (NYSE: TME), the leading online music entertainment platform in China, and Warner Music, the international recorded music company, today announced an expanded multi-year strategic licensing agreement. The companies have been working together since their original agreement more than a decade ago. 

TME will continue to make Warner Music’s repertoire available across all its online music platforms in mainland China, including QQ Music, Kugou Music and Kuwo Music, as well as its live streaming platforms and WeSing, its


Temi Adeniji to Assume Key Role for Warner Recorded Music in Africa

on March 22, 2021 - 7:24am

Temi Adeniji has been appointed to the combined role of Managing Director of Warner Music South Africa and SVP, Strategy, Sub-Saharan Africa. Adeniji will assume this position in September, reporting to Alfonso Perez-Soto, EVP, Eastern Europe, Middle East, India and Africa. In addition, as SVP of Special Projects, she’ll work closely with Simon Robson, President, International Recorded Music on a number of international projects.

The move comes as Warner Music continues to expand in Africa, building upon Adeniji’s work with Perez-Soto to develop the company’s presence in the region through