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2019 Breakout Star Lizzo Signs Global Agreement with Warner Chappell Music

on July 23, 2019 - 10:19am

Warner Chappell Music today announced that it has entered into a global publishing administration agreement with rising superstar Lizzo, covering her existing and future work. Lizzo has stormed the charts around the world with upbeat, melodic anthems like “Juice” and “Truth Hurts.” Her debut album on Atlantic Records, Cuz I Love You, is an instant classic that showcases her phenomenal talents as a vocalist, rapper, songwriter, and flutist. The critically acclaimed album reached No. 6 on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S.


Hank Forsyth Named EVP, Strategy and Business Development for Warner Chappell Music

on July 16, 2019 - 5:04pm

Accomplished music and media executive Hank Forsyth has joined Warner Chappell Music (WCM) as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. In this role, Forsyth will develop and execute strategic initiatives to drive results for the publisher’s growing roster of songwriters and its iconic catalog. Based in New York, Forsyth will report to WCM Co-Chair & CEO Guy Moot and Co-Chair and COO Carianne Marshall.


“Hank comes to Warner Chappell with deep experience across the publishing, label, and biz dev spaces,” said Moot and Marshall.


Warner Classics Launches A New Generation Website

on July 16, 2019 - 9:03am

· The new has gone live in English, French and German
· Launch reaffirms Warner Music Group’s commitment to classical music in the digital age
· Website features a custom-built streaming player and integrated video

Warner Classics & Erato has launched an entirely new version of its website,, today.

A key driver for the new site is the growing number of music-lovers who are choosing to stream classical music online. Reflecting this crucial shift in behaviour, Warner Classics has integrated a custom-built streaming player into the site.



Warner Music Group Acquires First Night Records

on July 15, 2019 - 4:47am

Deal adds the leading independent musical theatre label to WMG’s growing portfolio of family entertainment brands under Arts Music

Warner Music Group (WMG) has acquired First Night Records Ltd, the leading independent record label for West End and Broadway musical theatre cast recordings. 

The company will be overseen by WMG’s Arts Music Division led by President Kevin Gore.  First Night co-founder John Craig will join the Arts Music team under a multi-year consulting agreement to identify and record musical theatre productions in the UK.

The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions and


NLE Choppa Joins Forces With Warner Records for Label Imprint ‘No Love Entertainment’

on July 11, 2019 - 7:49pm

16-Year-Old Rising Rap Sensation Announces His Own Project as Debut Release on the Newly Formed Venture

Choppa is unique. His intensity, voice and dark sense of humor set him apart from the fray.” – XXL

“This early in his career, NLE Choppa has shown dexterity.” – Pitchfork

“Bouncy-menacing track [Shotta Flow] quickly catapulted [NLE Choppa] to stardom.” – Complex

Warner Records today announced that the company has partnered with NLE Choppa for the launch of his label, No Love Entertainment (NLE).  NLE Choppa will christen the venture with the release of brand new music (details