Warner Music Asia Pacific

  1. Lachie Rutherford, President, Warner Music Asia Pacific, Will Retire at End of Year

    October 24, 2014 8:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has announced that Lachie Rutherford , president, Warner Music Asia Pacific, will retire at the end of the year and Simon Robson , who is currently COO and CFO of Warner Music UK, will fill the position. Robson will report to ...

  2. Kazuyuki Kobayashi Appointed Warner Music Japan CEO, Shuji Utsumi Named COO

    March 25, 2014 8:39 PM EDT Warner Music Group announced today Kazuyuki "Kaz" Kobayashi as Chief Executive Officer for Warner Music Japan. Shuji Utsumi was also named Chief Operating Officer.  Related Articles Warner Music Japan Chairman/CEO Retiring, Named Honora ...

  3. Kei Ishizaka Named Chairman, CEO of Warner Music Japan

    October 28, 2011 8:55 AM EDT Kei Ishizaka has been named Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Japan accourding to an announcement by Warner Music Group. Effective Nov. 1, Ishizaka will oversee all aspects of Warner Music Japan's domestic and global repertoire and will report ...

  4. Warner Music Japan President/CEO Dead At 48

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Japan president and CEO Takashi Yoshida has died aged 48, WMG has confirmed. According to reports in the Nikkei Shimbun, Mainichi Shimbun and Asahi Shimbun, police are treating his death as a suspected suicide. The reports state that ...

  5. Google Launches Free, Legal Music Downloads In China

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc on Monday launched free downloads of licensed songs in China, while sharing advertising revenue with major music labels in a market rife with online piracy. Lee Kai-Fu, president of Google in greater China, said one reason Google lagged ...

  6. EMI Slashes Operations in SE Asia

    September 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music is shuttering its operations in a string of Southeast Asian markets, handing its distribution and marketing over to Warner Music Group (WMG). The move, which was announced today and is effective immediately, followed several weeks of ind ...

  7. WMI Appoints Chen As China/Taiwan Head

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International (WMI) has tempted Sam Chen away from EMI Music to take the newly created position of chairman/CEO Warner Music Chinese Mandarin Group (WMCMG). Chen was managing director of Capitol/EMI Taiwan, but had previously been GM ...

  8. Asian Matters Take Center Stage At HK Confab

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Legendary promoter Harvey Goldsmith accused Asian counterparts of overpaying acts, in remarks he made during the "The Live Panel" discussion at the third annual Music Matters conference in Hong Kong, which wrapped today. "You'r ...

  9. WMJ To Acquire Large Stake in Taisuke

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Japan (WMJ) announced that it has bought a 70% stake in Tokyo-based artist services company Taisuke, effective Oct. 1. Established in 1991 by Taisuke Morimoto as an "all-rights" music company with activities spanning artist ...

  10. Warner Music Swallows Korea's Vitamin Entertainment

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Korea has purchased Seoul-based label Vitamin Entertainment, effective immediately. Vitamin, whose roster includes domestic acts such as Cho Kyu Chan and Rumblefish, pop group MC the Max and WAX, was founded in 2006 by veteran South K ...

  11. Warner Music Korea Gets Vitamin Boost

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Korea announced today (Sept. 4) the purchase of Seoul-based label Vitamin Entertainment, effective immediately. Vitamin, whose roster includes domestic acts such as Cho Kyu Chan and Rumblefish, pop group MC the Max and WAX, was founde ...

  12. Warner Japan Ends iTunes Holdout

    June 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Japan (WMJ) said today that its catalog is now available on the iTunes Japan Music Store, leaving Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) as the only major Japanese label not to have licensed its repertoire to iTunes. With effect from today, ...

  13. Warner Japan Invests In Mobile Broadcaster

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Frontmedia, WMJ partner for new mobile projects. Warner Music Japan said today (June 6) it has purchased a minority stake in Tokyo-based mobile-broadcaster and wireless-application developer FrontMedia. Financial details of the deal were not discl ...

  14. Execs See Light For Asian Labels

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Even though mobile phones and other digital media are now the main way music is distributed and consumed in some Asian markets, labels still have a role to play in the region's fast-changing music ind Even though mobile phones and other digit ...

  15. Warner Launches Groundbreaking Korean Joint Venture

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is setting up a precedent-setting joint venture with leading South Korean telecom operator SK Telecom that will handle Warner Music Korea's stable of domestic acts. Warner Music Group is setting up a precedent-setting joint ...

  16. Hong Kong To Host Industry Summit

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST International and Asian music business heavyweights will gather in Hong Kong from May 10 and 11 for the inaugural Music Matters Conference. International and Asian music business heavyweights will gather in Hong Kong from May 10 and 11 for the ina ...

  17. Warner Establishes Distribution Facility In China

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford today (Dec. 6) confirmed that Warner Music International is setting up a majority-owned distribution joint venture in mainland China. Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford today ...

  18. Warner Music Buys Aussie Indie FMR

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sources: Deal worth up to $7.6M. Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) acquired Australian independent label Festival Mushroom Records from Rupert Murdoch's media giant News Corp. The integration of the two companies will take place through ...

  19. Warner Music Buys Aussie Indie FMR

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) acquired Australian independent label Festival Mushroom Records from Rupert Murdoch's media giant News Corp. The integration of the two companies will take place Warner Music Australia today (Oct. 20) ac ...

  20. Warner China MD Xu To Exit

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford confirms that Warner Music China managing director Zorro Xu will leave the company "by the end of March." Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford confirms that Warner Mu ...

  21. St. John To Head Warner Oz

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia appointed Ed St. John as its president/CEO. He will replace Shaun James, who joined the television industry in August 2004. Warner Music Australia managing director Chris Moss h Warner Music Australia appointed Ed St. John a ...

  22. St. John To Head Warner Oz

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia will tomorrow (Jan. 28) announce Ed St. John as its president/CEO, sources say. He will replace <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp?vnu_ Warner Music Australia will tomorrow ( ...

  23. Warner China MD Xu To Exit

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford confirms that Warner Music China managing director Zorro Xu will be leaving the company "by the end of March." Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford confirms that Warn ...

  24. MTV Asia Throws Support To Tsunami Aid

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of the Asian music industry -- who, like everyone else in the region, are still trying to come to terms with the Dec. 26 tsunami and its aftermath -- are doing their bit to support disaster re Members of the Asian music industry -- who, li ...

  25. MTV Asia Throws Support To Tsunami Aid

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Members of the Asian music industry -- who, like everyone else in the region, are still trying to come to terms with the Dec. 26 tsunami and its aftermath -- are doing their bit to support disaster re Members of the Asian music industry -- who, li ...

  26. Cheah Takes MD/CEO Duties For Warner Singapore

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Su Kong Cheah, managing director/CEO of Warner Music Malaysia, has added stripes as MD/CEO of Warner Music Singapore, with immediate effect. Su Kong Cheah, managing director/CEO of Warner Music Malaysia, has added stripes as MD/CEO of Warner Music ...

  27. Moss Named Acting CEO at Warner Australia

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Australia managing director Chris Moss has also been appointed acting CEO of the company. He replaces Shaun James, who exited last month for a sales career in television. Warner Music Australia managing director Chris Moss has also be ...

  28. Warner Music Korea Names New MD

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Philip Oh has been appointed managing director of Warner Music Korea, with immediate effect. Philip Oh has been appointed managing director of Warner Music Korea, with immediate effect. In his new role, Oh is tasked with developing the Korean busi ...

  29. Warner Aus CEO Shaun James To Depart

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shaun James, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Australasia, is to leave the company next month. He has been appointed deputy GM of network sales at the free-to-air national Ten Network. Shaun James, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Australasia, is to leave ...

  30. Rutherford Confirmed To Head Warner Music Japan

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International today (March 5) confirmed that Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford has added duties as chairman/CEO of its affiliate in Japan. Warner Music International today (March 5) confirmed that Warner Music Asia ...

  31. Denekamp Takes Key IFPI Asia-Pac Role

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Asia president Richard Denekamp has been named chairman of the Asia Pacific regional board of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI). Sony Music Asia president Richard Denekamp has been named chairman of the As ...

  32. Inagaki To Exit As Warner Japan Chief

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hiroshi Inagaki will exit as chairman of Warner Music Japan (WMJ) when his contract expires at the end of February. Hiroshi Inagaki will exit as chairman of Warner Music Japan (WMJ) when his contract expires at the end of February. Warner Music As ...