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Wayne “Wayno” Clark Named Vice President, A&R for Asylum Records

on July 11, 2019 - 9:12am

Noted music executive Wayne “Wayno” Clark has joined Asylum Records, Warner Music Group’s indie-spirited, streaming-focused imprint, as Vice President, A&R. In this role, he will cultivate Asylum’s fresh crop of talent and align them with premier producers and songwriters. Based at the label’s New York headquarters, Wayno will report to Asylum General Manager Gabrielle Peluso. He has already added Chicago Hip-Hop star 600Breezy to Asylum’s blossoming roster and will A&R the debut album from Detroit rapper Sada Baby.

 

“Wayno is an authority in the hip-hop community, having spent years

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Warner Music Group’s Arts Music Division & Warner Chappell Music Partner with Build-A-Bear Workshop To Launch New Record Label

on July 9, 2019 - 1:51pm

Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division and Warner Chappell Music have entered into an exclusive global music partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop, the popular global brand specializing in customizable stuffed animals, to launch Build-A-Bear Records. The deal comes as Build-A-Bear continues to find ways to connect consumers with its brand, evolving its retail operation into a more diverse business that includes original digital content.

The Build-A-Bear branded label under Arts Music will release original albums, singles, and playlists—including soundtracks from upcoming films, television

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R&B Singer/Songwriter Summer Walker Signs Global Administration Agreement with Warner Chappell Music

on July 9, 2019 - 12:53pm

Warner Chappell Music today announced that it has entered into a global publishing administration agreement with acclaimed singer/songwriter Summer Walker. Effective immediately, the deal covers all existing and new compositions written by Walker, including her hit single, “Girls Need Love Remix” with Drake, which hit No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Streaming Songs chart and top 5 at Urban Radio.

 

“I’m really excited to have my songs looked after by the fantastic Warner Chappell team,” said Walker.

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Warner Music Group’s ADA Worldwide Partners With Drag Management Firm, Producer Entertainment Group, On Global Music Distribution Deal

on June 27, 2019 - 11:04am

Multiple New Releases Planned from Top LGBTQ Artists

 

Just in time for Pride, Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), the global independent distribution division of Warner Music Group, announces a partnership with Producer Entertainment Group (PEG), the management firm and record label behind the most successful drag artists. ADA will distribute all new releases from PEG Records, the independent label responsible for the world’s top drag music. ADA will also manage PEG's extensive catalog of over 25 full-length albums, EPs, and dozens of singles.

 

The partnership, which begins

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Warner Chappell Music Named Publisher of the Year at ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

on June 21, 2019 - 9:55pm

Grammy-Winning Joelle James Scores Top R&B / Hip-Hop Song for “Boo’d Up” and Shane "Murda Beatz" Lindstrom Wins Top Rap Song for “Nice for What”

 

LOS ANGELES – June 21, 2019:  Warner Chappell Music (WCM) was named Publisher of the Year for the second consecutive year at last night’s annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, and it shared the top honor with Universal Music Publishing Group.

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