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Aimee Mayo Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement with Warner/Chappell Music

on March 7, 2014 - 11:41am

Award-Winning Nashville Songwriter Joins Global Music Publisher
Warner/Chappell Music (WCM), the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with chart-topping songwriter and former BMI Songwriter of the Year Aimee Mayo.
“Warner/Chappell already feels like home," said Mayo. "To me, energy is everything, and I am beyond excited to be surrounded by such an innovative and inspiring team. I look forward to celebrating lots of monster smash hits together and I'm honored to be part of such a long lineage of legendary songwriters.”

Elektra Records Founder Jac Holzman to Receive NYU Music Business Program Visionary Award

on March 5, 2014 - 11:43am

Jac Holzman, the founder of both Elektra Records and Nonesuch Records, will receive the NYU Steinhardt Music Business Program’s Visionary Award at a ceremony on March 12. The honor will be presented by Music Business students during an invitation-only event in the University’s Frederick Loewe Theatre. Holzman will interact with students, faculty, and administrators and discuss his six-decade career with Phil Galdston, NYU Faculty Songwriter-in-Residence and Master Teacher in Songwriting.

“Jac Holzman is a towering figure in music,” noted Dr.

Warner/Chappell Songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez Win Academy Award For Best Original Song For Frozen’s “Let It Go”

on March 4, 2014 - 11:44am

Lopez is Youngest-Ever to Win Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards
On Sunday night, Warner/Chappell husband-and-wife songwriters Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez won the Academy Award for “Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song),” in recognition of “Let it Go” from Disney’s Frozen. With this win, Lopez joins an exclusive list of just 12 other individuals who have each won Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards in competitive categories.  He is the youngest person ever to have earned all four awards, and did so in just 10 years.
Jon Platt, President, North


Kei Ishizaka to Retire from Warner Music Japan

on February 24, 2014 - 11:46am

Veteran Executive Successfully Steered Company Through Key Transformational Period


Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced the retirement of Kei Ishizaka from his post as Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Japan. A 46-year veteran of the Japanese music industry, Ishizaka joined Warner Music in 2011, having previously served in senior executive positions at Universal Music and Toshiba-EMI.

While at Warner Music Japan, Ishizaka spearheaded the success of new artists such as Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, one of the most popular acts in Japan today.

Mute Partners With ADA

on February 21, 2014 - 7:38am

ADA, the independent distribution and services arm of Warner Music Group (WMG), today announced a partnership with renowned independent record label Mute. Since its launch more than three decades ago, the Mute roster has included seminal artists such as Depeche Mode, Moby, Erasure, Goldfrapp, Can, Yaz and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. ADA will contribute its digital & physical distribution services to releases from the label’s roster of artists in the US & Canada.
“It is a true honor to welcome Mute into the ADA family of labels,” said Kenny Weagly, Senior Vice President, A&R and Label Services,