Warner/Chappell Stages A&R Conference


LONDON (CelebrityAccess) — Warner Music's publishing division Warner/Chappell, held its second Annual Global A&R Conference in London, this week, drawing more than 40 label execs for the three-day event.

The conference featured panels and conversations with songwriter managers and senior executives from digital music services such as Apple Music and Spotify, as well as performances from WCM songwriters Dyo, Amy MacDonald, and The Beach.

The conference ended with a trip to see Skepta, a WCM songwriter and pioneer of the UK grime scene, perform a historic gig at London’s Alexandra Palace.

“Our Global A&R Conference is a crucial and focused three-day conversation on how we can best take our songwriters and our team to new heights,” said Jon Platt, Chairman & CEO Warner/Chappell Music. “Being true to our philosophy of always putting our songwriters and their songs first means that we have to continually evolve our services. There is no substitute for meeting face-to-face, and by bringing together all of our creative executives from across the globe in one room, we can sharpen our strategy and dig deep into the music. Once again, the event was a tremendous success, and we’re looking forward to an amazing 2017." – Staff Writers