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Warner/Chappell Music

Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. is an American music publishing company, and a division of the Warner Music Group. The company traces its origins back to 1811 and the founding of Chappell & Company, a music publishing company and instrument shop on London’s Bond Street [1] that, in 1929, began a rapid expansion period under Chairman Louis Dreyfus,[2] including the acquisitions of M. Witmark & Sons, Remick Music Corporation, Harms, Inc., Chappell & Co., and Tamerlane Music, among others.[3][4]

Warner/Chappell was created in 1987 in San Antonio, Texas when Warner Brothers Music Chairman Chuck Kaye led the company to purchase Chappell & Co.[5] and is ranked by Music & Copyright as world’s third-largest music publisher[6] with a catalog of more than one million songs and a roster of more than 65,000 songwriters.[7] Among the songs in the company's library are "Happy Birthday to You" and "Winter Wonderland."

In 2007, the company acquired Non-Stop Music.[8] Additionally, in 2010 it acquired 615 Music, a Nashville-based production music company[9] and subsequently united all the production music companies under the name Warner/Chappell Production Music in 2012 [10] In 2011, it acquired Southside Independent Music Publishing and its catalog of hit songwriters, including Bruno Mars, Brody Brown and J.R. Rotem.[11]

In 2005, Warner/Chappell sold most of its printed music division, Warner Bros. Publications, to Alfred Publishing.[12] and, in 2006, launched the Pan European Digital Licensing Initiative (P.E.D.L.). In 2007, when Radiohead released In Rainbows through its website on a pay-what-you-wish model, Warner/Chappell created a streamlined, one-of-a-kind licensing process for the songs on the album[13] that allowed rights users from around the world to secure use of the music from a single location.[14]


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  2. ^ "Warner Music Group | Timeline". Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
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  4. ^ The Chappell Story, 1811-1961, compiled by Carlene Mair, Chappell & Co. Limited, 1961
  5. ^ "Warner Music Group | Timeline". Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  6. ^ Music & Copyright, April 21, 2010
  7. ^ "Warner/Chappell Music - HISTORY". Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  8. ^ "Warner Music Group - Investor Relations - News Release". 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  9. ^ "Warner/Chappell Music Acquires Renowned Production Music Company 615 Music". Studio Daily. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  10. ^ "Warner/Chappel Unites Production Companies, Launches New Website". Billboard. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  11. ^ "Warner Music Group | News". Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  12. ^ "Annual Report for the period ending September 30, 2006". Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  13. ^ "Investor Center - News and Advice from DailyFinance". Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  14. ^ "Music Week". Music Week. Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
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