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Howard University School of Business Announces $4.9 Million Gift from Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund

on March 1, 2021 - 12:00am

Howard University School of Business Announces $4.9 Million Gift from Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund

The Howard University School of Business announces a $4.9 million gift from Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF). The gift will fund the creation of a new music business center.

“I’d like to thank the Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund for this significant gift to launch the music business center at Howard University.

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Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund Disburses Grants to Organizations Working Toward the Advancement of Black Populations Around the Globe

on February 18, 2021 - 11:23am

As part of its ongoing mission to invest $100 million in organizations focused on achieving social justice, the Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund (WMG/BFF SJF) today announced its initial six grant recipients: Black Cultural Archives, Black Futures Lab, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), Howard University, REFORM Alliance and Rhythm & Blues Foundation.

The WMG/BFF SJF was established in June 2020 in the wake of the brutal killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless other Black people.

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Kara DioGuardi’s Inspired Nation Non-Profit to Launch Virtual Talent Challenge Hosted by Cover Nation, Benefitting the National Alliance on Mental Illness

on February 18, 2021 - 8:06am

Cover Nation, a leading social community for emerging music creators, will host Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi’s first virtual talent competition called Sing It Forward.

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Warner Chappell Music and Love Renaissance Announce Leading-Edge Publishing Partnership

on February 17, 2021 - 9:02am

Warner Chappell Music, the global publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has entered into a dynamic publishing partnership with the hit-making record label, Love Renaissance (LVRN). Spearheaded by LVRN founders Tunde Balogun and Justice Baiden, the partnership includes new signings with rising Atlanta star BRS Kash, whose “Throat Baby (Go Baby)” single currently holds the top spot on Urban Radio, as well as Cruel Santino (fka Santi), GMK and Genio Bambino. Warner Chappell has also extended its deal with LVRN artist, songwriter, and global R&B superstar, Summer Walker.

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Warner Music Group Invests in Rotana Music, Arab World's Leading Independent Label, Part of Rotana Group

on February 16, 2021 - 9:15am

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced an investment in the Arab world’s leading independent record label, Rotana Music, part of Rotana Group. The deal will expand WMG’s presence in the rapidly growing Middle East and North African (MENA) region, while driving cross-cultural opportunities for the label’s renowned repertoire.

At the same time, it was announced that ADA Worldwide, WMG’s label services division, will distribute Rotana releases globally outside of MENA and via YouTube for the entire world.

Rotana’s portfolio includes many of the most prominent and beloved artists across the

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