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Warner Music Group Names Mel Fox, Vice President, Corporate Communications, Warner Music International


NEW YORK, NY, Mar 31, 2006 -- Warner Music Group Corp. (NYSE: WMG) today announced the appointment of Mel Fox as Vice President, Corporate Communications, Warner Music International (WMI). Based in London, Ms. Fox will report to Patrick Vien, WMI's Chairman and CEO, and Will Tanous, WMG's Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications.

Ms. Fox will oversee all aspects of communications for WMI and its affiliates and licensees operating in more than 50 countries around the world, including media relations and internal communications.

"With her strong background and communications skills, as well as her deep knowledge of the media industry, Mel is an ideal candidate to head WMI's corporate communications department as we grow our presence in key territories and take full advantage of new and emerging music platforms," said Vien.

"We are delighted to have an individual with Mel's experience join the Music Group," said Tanous. "Mel will be a key member of our worldwide communications team, not only in communicating WMI's creative and business achievements but also Warner Music Group's broader business strategy and progress in its transformation into a music-based content company."

Most recently, Ms. Fox was Vice President, Communications at MTV Networks, U.K. and Ireland. At MTV Networks, Ms. Fox managed communication functions for the company's nine U.K. channels, including corporate and internal communications, media relations and consumer public relations. In addition, Ms. Fox was a lead communications and strategy advisor for the launch of MTV in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.

Ms. Fox previously worked at Consolidated Communications, a London-based consumer public relations firm. Working with clients including the Walt Disney Company, Fox oversaw the consumer launch campaigns for all Buena Vista Home Entertainment live action and animated titles. Between 2000-2001, Fox worked in public relations at Yahoo! U.K. and Ireland. She earned her B.A. in history (with honors) from Manchester University.

About Warner Music International (WMI)

Established in 1970 as WEA International, WMI promotes both U.S. and local repertoire around the world, which it distributes and markets across a network of affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. WMI has three regional offices covering Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. WMI's international operations also include Warner Music Canada, Warner Vision, Warner Strategic Marketing, Warner Classics and digital business activities.

About Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group became the only stand-alone music company to be publicly traded in the United States in May 2005. With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Bad Boy, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Lava, Maverick, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Sire, Warner Bros. and Word. Warner Music International, a leading company in national and international repertoire, operates through numerous international affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. Warner Music Group also includes Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers.

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