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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...