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Warner Music Latina has signed a new deal with reggaeton artist Yandel, a prominent figure in the music industry for over 20 years, both as a solo artist and as one half of the duo Wisin y Yandel. The signing ceremony took place at the Empire State Building in New York City, where Yandel performed to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. He became the first Latin music artist to perform at this iconic venue.
Alejandro Duque, President of Warner Music Latina, expressed excitement about the collaboration, highlighting Yandel’s global influence and indicating that this partnership represents a new chapter of innovation and creativity.
Yandel himself expressed his enthusiasm for joining the Warner Music Latina family and looked forward to creating new music for fans worldwide.
Additionally, indie rock duo Mae has signed with Equal Vision Records and plans to release new music early next year. Singer David Elkins is producing the new album in Nashville.
Maryland-bred recording artist Joony and his collective 211 have initiated a partnership with Red Bull Records/Evgle, expanding their reach globally. Joony has announced his forthcoming EP, “Memento,” with the first single, “Need It,” already released.
Warner Music Group appointed Bryan Castellani as its new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective October 16. Castellani brings over two decades of experience from the Walt Disney Company, where he served as CFO for Disney Entertainment and ESPN.
Concord Music Publishing has acquired the music publishing catalog of Mojo Music & Media, including works by REO Speedwagon, KISS, and Cheap Trick.
Influence Media Partners and Warner Chappell Music Nashville have partnered with DJ Jesse Frasure, investing in his full publishing catalog, which includes hits like “Dirt on My Boots” and “What’s Your Country Song.”
Ally Brooke has signed a deal with SNAFU Records and will release a new track, “Gone To Bed,” on September 29. Joey Arbagey, President of A&R for SNAFU Records, had previously worked with Ally Brooke during her time in Fifth Harmony.
Granderson Des Rochers LLP added Lynn Gonzalez as a partner in the firm’s Music Practice Group. Gonzalez served as the Executive VP and Head of Business Affairs at Def Jam Recordings.
FUGA has hired Desiree Vach as General Manager of GSA (Germany, Switzerland, Austria) and announced an in-platform integration with found.ee, a marketing platform owned by Downtown Music.
MusicBird has acquired the song catalog of Greek-Swedish songwriter and producer Alexander “Alex P” Papaconstantinou.
Warner Chappell Music appointed Rachel Jacobson as Senior Vice President of Creative Sync, overseeing a new team focused on sourcing and developing songwriters for creative opportunities in sync.
Concord Music Publishing has signed rising country music artist Clayton Mullen to a worldwide publishing agreement.
Missing Piece Records signed a marketing and distribution agreement with Fluff and Gravy Records.
Magnus Talent Agency and Industria Works announced a partnership deal, integrating Industria Works Booking and Management into the Magnus Talent Agency, expanding the company’s live music offerings and European market presence.
HeadCount, an organization that registers voters at concerts, appointed Lucille Wenegieme as its next Executive Director. She previously served as an election official and voting rights advocate in Denver.
These developments reflect the dynamic and ever-changing landscape of the music industry, with artists, labels, and organizations continuing to adapt and collaborate in pursuit of creative and strategic opportunities.