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Megan Thee Stallion Inks A Distribution Deal With Warner Music Group While Reportedly Maintaining Ownership Of Her Recordings

It’s no easy feat to be an independent artist, but Megan Thee Stallion is still making steady accomplishments.

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 13, 2023

Rico Nasty Credits Wiz Khalifa As The Inspiration For Releasing Her Own Cannabis Strain, Road Rage

Learning oneself is a lifelong journey. However, Rico Nasty embarked on a path of self-discovery at an early age.

Ngozi Nwanji

Aug 23, 2023

Warner Music Group Opens Applications For 2023 HBCU Program To Usher POC Into The Music Industry

For its latest initiative, Warner Music Group (WMG) is working to get more people of color into the door of the music industry. Billboard reports that the music company has partnered with Culture Creators for its 2023 HBCU Immersion Program, which teaches students about what it takes to have a career in the business.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 10, 2022

Here's How Rapper Kevin Gates Is Tapping Into The Web3 Space Alongside Warner Music Group And POAP

Memories can be fleeting but a new partnership is underway to help through digital footprints. According to a press release, Warner Music Group will join heads with Web3 protocol POAP Inc. to mint memories through digital mementos. Collectors will have an opportunity to celebrate some of the pinnacle experiences of their lives. Tapping in, Kevin Gates is slated to integrate POAPs for his upcoming Khaza Tour during a show on April 16 at Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

Samantha Dorisca

Apr 26, 2022

Kevin Liles-Led 300 Entertainment Sells To Warner Music For A Whopping $400M

Kevin Liles continues to make money moves in the music industry. In a recent press release, it was revealed that the independent label 300 Entertainment — which Liles heads up — has just been sold to Warner Music Group in a deal that’s reportedly worth $400 million. As part of the deal, Kevin Liles will be appointed Chairman & CEO across 300 and Elektra Music Group. And while the day-to-day operations of Elektra — which distributes Fueled By Ramen, Roadrunner Records, Low Country Sound, DTA Records, and Public Consumption — will continue to be run by Co-Presidents Mike Easterlin and Gregg Nadel. “At 300, we’re all about freedom – the freedom to create, the freedom to be intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs, the freedom to make music that changes the world,” he said in a statement provided in the press release. “Independence is in our DNA and the team at Warner is like family, which makes this a natural evolution for us to do bigger family business. It’s the perfect home for 300 artists...

Warner Music Group Donates $4.9M to Howard University to Build New Music Business Center

Howard University’s School of Business announced today that it’s received a $4.9 million gift from Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund to fund the development of a new music business center. According to an announcement from the university, the new center will operate as an academic hub to help support students pursuing career endeavors in music business management. “I’d like to thank the Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund for this significant gift to launch the music business center at Howard University. The contributions of African-American artists to the music and entertainment business are significant, but people of color are still underrepresented on the management side of the industry,” Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick shared in a statement. “This gift to the School of Business honors the historic legacy Black people have made in the industry while making a crucial investment in...

Njera Perkins

Mar 2, 2021

Warner Music Group Acquires UPROXX To Expand Reach

UPROXX, an entertainment and pop culture news site known for having a young, digital audience and expanding into Snapchat original series’ such as F That With Vince Staples or the Emmy-nominated basketball docu-series Us Against The World, was recently acquired by Warner Music Group. “Over the past years, we’ve won the trust of our audience, along with numerous industry accolades, because of our understanding of culture, entertainment, and marketing – an approach that’s rooted in authenticity and transparency,” said UPROXX CEO Benjamin Blank in a statement. “With Warner Music Group, we just doubled down on that formula and are now able to deliver more to our audience and partners with even more access and at much bigger scale.” Blank will continue to run the platform as CEO and Chief Creative alongside publisher Jarret Myer. This acquisition follows the news earlier this year that WMG purchased Songkick, a concert discovery app. “With this acquisition, we grow our significance as a...