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Ed Sheeran’s “x” = #1

on July 2, 2014 - 11:47am

Acclaimed New Album Debuts Atop SoundScan/Billboard 200 With Record-Breaking Sales;

3x-Grammy® Nominee to Celebrate With July 4th Performances On NBC’s Today and VH1’s Philly 4th Of July Jam;

Exclusive Live Facebook Q&A Hosted By Beats Music on July 3rd;

New Single “Don’t” At Radio Outlets Nationwide Now;

North American Arena Tour Kicks Off August 21st in Seattle;

“x” Is Available Now

“x,” the acclaimed new album from Atlantic recording artist Ed Sheeran, has made a spectacular chart debut, entering the SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #1.   With sales in excess of 208,000 units, “x” - pronounced

Warner/Chappell Music Named Publisher Of The Year At The 27th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards

on June 27, 2014 - 7:39am

First Time Warner/Chappell Wins the Prestigious Title in Thirteen Years
Mike WiLL Made It Named Songwriter of the Year
Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, has been named 2014 Music Publisher of the Year as announced at last night’s 27th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. This is the first year that WCM has won the top honor at three of ASCAP's prestigious ceremonies — the Rhythm & Soul, Pop, and Country Music Awards.


Ed Sheeran’s “x” Arrives Everywhere Today

on June 23, 2014 - 11:51am

The long-awaited sophomore album from British singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran, “x,” arrives in stores, DSPs and all streaming partners today via Atlantic Records. The album – which Ed calls a collection of some of the best songs he’s ever written – features the Pharrell Williams-produced ‘song of summer’ “Sing,” the emotionally candid, “Don’t,” which was produced by Rick Rubin & Benny Blanco and “Thinking Out Loud,” which recalls Van Morrison and likewise has the sound of an instant classic. The companion video for “Sing” is streaming now at Sheeran’s official YouTube page (

Lauren Alaina Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement with Warner/Chappell Music

on June 17, 2014 - 11:53am

Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide co-publishing agreement with country singer/songwriter Lauren Alaina. Easily capturing America’s hearts with her Southern charm and bright, bold voice, Alaina was runner-up on American Idol Season 10. Following the competition, Alaina was signed to Mercury Nashville / 19 / Interscope Records.
Alaina’s first album, Wildflower, debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Country chart and No.


Warner/Chappell Production Music Creates Custom Music For ESPN’s Coverage Of The 2014 FIFA World Cup

on June 12, 2014 - 11:55am

Warner/Chappell Production Music, Warner Music Group’s production music arm, has created a new theme and package for the 2014 FIFA World Cup to be broadcast on ESPN. Warner/Chappell Production Music produced over 150 tracks overall at their state-of-the-art studios in Salt Lake City, UT. Featuring a modified theme from the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Warner/Chappell Production Music created new opens, bumpers, vamps and closers. In addition, world-renowned percussionist, Alex Acuna, provided all the ethnic percussion tracks at the legendary Ocean Way Studios in Los Angeles, CA.