Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Warner/Chappell Music Acquires Renowned Production Music Company 615 Music

Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm ofWarner Music Group Corp. and parent company of Non-Stop Music, one of the music industry's leading production music companies, announced the acquisition of 615 Music, a Nashville-based production music company. The agreement establishes Warner/Chappell's first Nashville production music operation and expands their presence in the rapidly-growing sector of the music publishing business. As part of the agreement, 615 Music's team of producers and composers will continue to create library content that will be owned, exclusively marketed and distributed by Warner/Chappell. In addition, 615 Music's President and CEO, Randy Wachtler, will take on the role of EVP, North America, for Warner/Chappell's production music business.

For more than 25 years, 615 Music has worked for A-list network and cable clients and earned countless prestigious awards. The company is one of the world's leading providers of production music to the entertainment, broadcast, advertising, and corporate industries, and is the recent recipient of an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Original Song" for NBC's "Today Show."

In making the announcement, Brian Roberts, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Warner/Chappell Music said, "We are delighted to welcome 615 Music founder Randy Wachtler to our management team and look forward to the addition of the talented 615 Music Nashville group as they bring their unique sound and energy to the Non-Stop Warner/Chappell family."

Randy Thornton, CEO, Non-Stop Music said, "615 Music is an incredible force in the music production space with a long roster of impressive clients, particularly in the broadcast television promotion and news arena. This is an exciting and wonderful way to walk into the New Year and we couldn't be more pleased."

Randy Wachtler said, "I'm extremely excited to join the Warner/Chappell family and work with Brian Roberts and Randy Thornton, as well as Warner/Chappell's Chairman and CEO, David Johnson. I've known Randy Thornton for over 20 years through my work at the Production Music Association and I am thrilled we'll be working together on the same team."

Over the years, Non-Stop Music has worked on projects for all of the major television and cable networks including: ABC's 1988 Winter Olympics; "Monday Night Football"; "Good Morning America;" "Judge Judy;" NBC's "Today Show;" CBS; FOX; WB; UPN; Turner; ESPN; HBO; Showtime; Discovery Channel; and CNN's Larry King Live program (for which it won 2008, 2009 and 2010 BMI Awards for its news music package). Additionally, Non-Stop has worked on numerous full-length feature films and film trailer projects including: Spiderman; Minority Report; X-Men; Jurassic Park; Shrek and Shrek the Third; The Perfect Storm; The Lion King; 101 Dalmatians; Harry Potter; National Treasure; and Pirates of the Caribbean, among other

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