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HARTBEAT and Warner Chappell Music Announce Exclusive Music Publishing Partnership

on June 9, 2022 - 9:49am

First-of-its-kind partnership for Kevin Hart’s HARTBEAT will see WCM administering all music composition rights — past, present, and future — for the global multi-platform media company

Warner Chappell Music (WCM) and Kevin Hart’s global multi-platform media company, HARTBEAT, today announced an exclusive music publishing partnership. Under the deal – a first of its kind for HARTBEAT – WCM will administer all of HARTBEAT’s music composition copyrights, covering future programming as well as past works from shows like Die Hart and Hart to Heart.

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Warner Music Nashville Announces Leadership Transition

on June 2, 2022 - 1:00pm

Widely Admired Execs Ben Kline and Cris Lacy Appointed Co-Presidents of Hitmaking Country Division

Industry Luminary John “Espo” Esposito Named Chairman Emeritus

Warner Music Nashville (WMN) today officially announced a transition in its top leadership. Current EVP & General Manager Ben Kline and EVP of A&R Cris Lacy have been promoted to Co-Presidents of the highly successful country division of Warner Recorded Music. Chairman & CEO John Esposito will remain in his role through the end of the year and will transition to Chairman Emeritus at the top of 2023.

The WMN roster includes

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Warner Music Israel Launches

on May 27, 2022 - 5:53am

Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced the launch of Warner Music Israel, a new recorded music affiliate based in Tel Aviv.

The company is headed by Mariah Mochiach, General Manager of Warner Music Israel, who brings with her a wealth of industry knowledge having spent over two decades working across A&R, marketing and artist management. Mochiach worked for more than 10 years at Lev Group Media, which has acted as an Israeli distributor for Warner Music in the past.

In her new role, Mochiach will report into Alfonso Perez-Soto, President of Emerging Markets, Warner Recorded Music and will

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Warner Music Invests in Leading Polish Concert Promoter Big Idea

on May 27, 2022 - 5:51am

Warner Music Poland has taken a minority stake in BIG Idea, one of the country’s leading concert and festival promoters. BIG Idea works with leading talent agencies and has organized concerts that have been engaged with by 3.4 million people, with performances by artists including Anderson .Paak, Denzel Curry, Ghostemane, Lauryn Hill, Machine Gun Kelly, Mobb Deep, Playboi Carti, The Game, Trippie Redd and many more.

The deal will see the companies work together to launch a new festivals and expand the line-ups of BIG Idea’s existing Yass! Festival and other events.

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Warner Music Asia's Asiatic Records Signs Mongolian Hip-Hop Queen Mrs M

on May 20, 2022 - 12:53am

The “Daughter of Khan” is the first artist in her country to be signed to a major label

Warner Music Asia’s regional label Asiatic Records has made its first move into Mongolia by signing Mrs M, a pioneer of the country’s lively hip-hop and RnB scene.

Mrs M is one of the country’s most popular performing rappers and a leading voice in its music industry. She represents a new generation of Mongolian artists: multilingual and multicultural, with music blending traditional Mongolian sounds with modern hip-hop beats.

Mongolia has boasted an active and vibrant rap culture for almost two decades,

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