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Aloe Blacc Signs Worldwide Publishing Agreement with Warner/Chappell Music

on January 21, 2014 - 8:14am

“Wake Me Up” Songwriter/Vocalist Joins Award-Winning Music Publisher
Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has signed a worldwide publishing agreement with acclaimed vocalist and songwriter Aloe Blacc.  The deal covers his entire Wake Me Up EP in North America, as well as rights to all songs on the EP across the rest of the world with the exception of the title track. Warner/Chappell also has global rights for Aloe’s much-anticipated upcoming album, Lift Your Spirit, and for all future songwriting.
Blacc is the co-writer and vocalist on


Peter Thea Named EVP, Creative Operations for Warner Bros. Records

on January 14, 2014 - 12:25pm

Multi-talented Executive Joins Legendary Label’s Senior Management Team
Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced the appointment of Peter Thea as Executive Vice President, Creative Operations. Based at the company’s Burbank headquarters, Thea will report to WBR Chairman & CEO Cameron Strang.  In his new post, Thea will work closely with newly appointed WBR President Dan McCarroll on A&R strategy and the development of creative initiatives.
“Peter comes to us with more than three decades of wide-ranging experience,” said Cameron Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Records.


Dan McCarroll Named President, Warner Bros. Records

on December 20, 2013 - 12:00am

Seasoned Music Executive Joins Legendary Label
Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced the appointment of Dan McCarroll as President. McCarroll’s responsibilities will include helping to forge creative strategy for the label and overseeing all A&R activities. Effective January 1st 2014, he will report to Chairman & CEO, Cameron Strang, and be based in Burbank, CA. McCarroll was most recently President of Capitol Records.
“It gives me great pleasure to welcome Dan to Warner Bros. Records,” said Cameron Strang.


Ashley Gorley Extends Worldwide Publishing Agreement With Warner/Chappell Music And Combustion Music

on December 18, 2013 - 12:00am

Billboard’s No. 1 Country Songwriter of 2013 Re-Signs with Award-Winning Publishers
Warner/Chappell Music, the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, together with joint venture publishing partner Combustion Music, today announced that they have extended their worldwide co-publishing agreement with top-charting country songwriter Ashley Gorley. Named the No. 1 Country Songwriter of 2013 by Billboard, Gorley has penned 13 No. 1 singles, most recently scoring with Luke Bryan’s “That’s My Kind Of Night” and Randy Houser’s “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight.”
"Combustion and Warner/Chappell are like


Warner Music Strengthens Marketing Teams For Warner Bros. Records And Warner Music International

on December 18, 2013 - 12:00am

Dion Singer Named EVP, Creative Marketing, Warner Bros. Records

Beth Appleton Named SVP, Marketing, Warner Music International

Warner Music Group (WMG) today announced two appointments designed to expand the creative and marketing functions for both Warner Bros. Records and Warner Music International.  Dion Singer has been named EVP, Creative Marketing, Warner Bros. Records, based in Los Angeles. Beth Appleton, formerly Marketing Director, Warner Music Australia, has been named SVP, Marketing, Warner Music International, based in London.

Having worked for Warner Music for 18 years across a