Tag: warner chappell
WMG revenues grew by 21% to $1.61bn in the final quarter of 2021
Warner Music Group’s revenues continue to grow as the streaming economy pays off for the major label.
February 9, 2022
Warner Chappell slams ‘appallingly low’ streaming mechanicals
As streaming mechanical rate-setting processes rumble on, Warner Chappell has come out strongly against the lobbying positions of some of those DSPs.
February 8, 2022
Warner Chappell buys David Bowie’s publishing catalogue
There has been speculation about an acquisition of David Bowie's publishing catalogue for months, but the deal is now official.
January 4, 2022
Voisey star Olivia Knight (aka poutyface) signs major deals
When we profiled social music app Voisey early this year, its co-founder Olly Barnes talked about its ambitions to discover new talent. "We have users in remote parts of the world, who have never made a song before, and...
September 15, 2020
Universal Music hails China sales success for Linong Chen
The major western music companies are, it’s fair to say, very keen to expand their foothold in the Chinese music industry. From beefing up their offices in China to taking investment from its digital industry’s...
June 22, 2020
Spotify and Warner Chappell settle their dispute in India
Spotify’s launch in India last year was marred by a licensing dispute with Warner Chappell, in which Spotify argued that it could use a statutory licence designed for broadcasters to cover its use of the publisher’s...
January 15, 2020
Warner Chappell launches ‘Final Sessions’ music podcast
We’ve seen a fair few labels launch their own music-focused podcasts in recent times, but not quite so many publishers. Warner Chappell is, though: it’s launching a new music-documentary podcast called ‘Final...
November 4, 2019
The latest new music label is… Build-A-Bear Records?
We don’t get to report on stuffed-animal announcements very often in Music Ally’s bulletin, but today we bring you news that retailer Build-A-Bear Workshop is launching its own record label. Build-A-Bear Records is the...
July 10, 2019
Warner/Chappell won’t be ruled by metrics in its A&R policy
Warner/Chappell’s new co-chairs Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall have been talking to Variety about their plans for the music publisher, including their determination not to be ruled by metrics when it comes to new talent....
May 24, 2019
Publishing body ICMP backs WMG over Spotify India dispute
Spotify is live in India, but its dispute with Warner Music Group continues, over the way it sought a statutory licence for works owned (partially or wholly) by publisher Warner/Chappell. Now the International Confederation...
March 6, 2019
Guy Moot and Carianne Marshall to lead publisher Warner/Chappell
Last September, it emerged that Warner/Chappell’s boss Jon Platt was leaving the company, and shortly afterwards it was confirmed that he would be the successor to Martin Bandier as boss of Sony/ATV. Now there’s a move...
January 10, 2019
MelodyVR keen for more publishing deals after Warner/Chappell
Music virtual-reality company MelodyVR announced a multi-year licensing deal with publisher Warner/Chappell yesterday. The agreement covers VR distribution of the publisher’s catalogue of songs around “an extensive...
February 22, 2018