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KRU Music Signs Collab Deal with Warner Music and ADA

on March 22, 2021 - 7:20am

Leading Malaysian indie label KRU Music has formed a strategic alliance with Warner Music and its independent artist and label service, ADA, to market and distribute its artists’ music across South East Asia and worldwide.

KRU Music is one of the most progressive and influential labels in South East Asia, and its parent company is also home to a leading music publisher and talent management agency. The label was founded in 1996 by the singer-songwriters from the band KRU and, at 25-years-old, it is the longest lasting and most successful artist-owned indie in Malaysia.

KRU Music has a


Less Than One Year In, ADA Latin Strikes Global Deals with Some of the Region's Biggest Players

on March 18, 2021 - 10:32am

Less than a year since its launch, ADA Latin, the Latin division of Warner Music Group’s ADA Worldwide, has secured global distribution deals with some of the most respected and ingenious labels and artists in Latin music. Among them are EDM veteran Toy Selectah’s Worldwide Records and renowned L.A.


How Warner Music Group Is Expanding Social Justice Worldwide

on March 18, 2021 - 12:00am

How Warner Music Group Is Expanding Social Justice Worldwide

The Warner Music Group/Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF) recently unveiled a new grant-making strategy along with its six initial grantees. Upholding its ongoing mission to invest $100 million over 10 years in organizations dedicated to realizing social justice, the Fund is first benefiting Black Cultural Archives, Black Futures Lab, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), Howard University, REFORM Alliance and Rhythm and Blues Foundation.

Established last June in response to the deaths of George


Warner Chappell Music Appoints Micki Stern as SVP of Clearance and Sync Licensing

on March 9, 2021 - 9:00am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced the promotion of Micki Stern to Senior Vice President, Clearance and Sync Licensing. In her new role, Stern will focus on helping to drive Warner Chappell’s licensing strategy forward with the goal of finding new opportunities that add value to songwriters at all stages of their careers. She will continue to report to Rich Robinson, EVP and Global Synchronization Leader, as well as work closely with Pat Woods, SVP of Licensing.

Robinson shared: “Micki brings with her a wealth of experience and strong


Elsa Vivero Promoted to General Manager / Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Services at WEA

on March 4, 2021 - 12:30pm

Highly regarded music exec Elsa Vivero has been promoted to the newly created position of General Manager / Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Services at WEA, the Label and Artist Services division of Warner Music Group (WMG). Vivero will continue to be based in New York and report directly to Maria Weaver, President, WEA.

In her expanded role, Vivero will oversee all core functions of commercial marketing and distribution that are vital to getting music to fans around the world, however they listen.