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WMG tightens Dogan partnership with Warner Music Turkey launch

Warner Music and Doğan Music already have a partnership in Turkey but have now expanded the scope of that relationship with the opening of Warner Music Turkey. The two companies will work on building up domestic repertoire...
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Warner Music Group appoints its first senior privacy counsel

Here’s an interesting job title for a major label: senior privacy counsel. Warner Music Group has just created the role, and appointed Clare McConnell to it, reporting in to WMG’s general counsel, international, Kate...
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Rights-buyups heat up with WMG/Providence and Hipgnosis

One of the trends of 2019 so far concerns the value of music catalogues (publishing rights, mainly, but also master recordings) as well as the well-funded entities jostling to buy them. A pair of stories yesterday offered...
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WMG boss bullish on growth after $2bn of annual streaming revenue

“We’re now five years into the industry’s recovery. There are over 280 million streaming subscribers globally. And we still see plenty of room for more growth.” The words of Warner Music Group CEO Steve Cooper in his...
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WMG pushes back at reports that Stormzy triggered Ben Cook resignation

You’ve likely read the news earlier this week that Atlantic Records UK president Ben Cook was stepping down, as the result of an incident seven years ago when he went to a party dressed as a member of Run DMC. Cook was...
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Audiomack gets its first major licensing deal – with WMG

US-based streaming service Audiomack has spent much of its life since launch (in 2012) flying under the industry’s radar, starting as a mixtape-hosting site before becoming more of a SoundCloud-style direct-artist-uploads...
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WMG boss: streaming isn’t the only reason for industry growth

Warner Music Group published its latest quarterly financials yesterday, with its revenues up 10.4% year-on-year to $1.06bn, including 12.5% growth in its digital revenue to $648m – 61.2% of the total. Within that, WMG’s...
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Sandbox issue 232: Music Marketing in Trigger Cities

Lead: This issue we have a special extended feature looking into the phenomenon of Trigger Cities. These are places outside of the obvious music markets that are now – due to streaming and how algorithms are fed – playing...
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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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AI-music startup Endel releases five new ‘Relax’ albums

Earlier this year, AI-music startup Endel revealed plans to release AI-generated albums through a distribution deal with Warner Music Group. And it definitely *is* a distribution deal: headlines about Endel becoming the...
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Oana Ruxandra to be WMG biz-dev lead as Ron Wilcox leaves

Oana Ruxandra will be Warner Music Group’s new lead of business development for recorded music, reporting directly in to CEO Steve Cooper. “A talented negotiator and collaborative leader, Oana has a first-class...
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Executive exits: WMG’s Ole Obermann and Spotify’s Austin Daboh

The latest music executives packing their bags for new climes are Warner Music Group’s chief digital officer Ole Obermann and Spotify’s UK head of music culture and editorial Austin Daboh. Obermann revealed his decision...