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Warner/Chappell Music Names Bob Bortnick Senior Vice President, A&R


NEW YORK, NY, Apr 24, 2006 -- Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., the music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp. (NYSE: WMG), today announced the appointment of Bob Bortnick as Senior Vice President, A&R.

In his new role, Bortnick will serve as an A&R executive for Warner/Chappell's U.S. company, with a particular focus on identifying new talent and further developing Warner/Chappell's leading roster of songwriters.

"As an accomplished creative executive, a first rate A&R professional, and a talented musician in his own right, we are fortunate to have Bob join our exceptionally talented A&R team, enabling us to be even more aggressive in signing and developing artists," said Richard Blackstone, Chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music.

Most recently, Bortnick was Senior Vice President of A&R at Zomba Music Publishing, collaborating with Zomba's entire roster of songwriters and artists. Prior to working at Zomba, Bortnick was Vice President of A&R at Almo Sounds and a director of A&R at Giant Records. Bortnick will be based in New York City.

About Warner/Chappell Music

Warner/Chappell Music is WMG's award-winning global music publishing company. The Warner/Chappell Music catalog includes standards such as "Happy Birthday To You," "Rhapsody in Blue," "Winter Wonderland," the songs of Cole Porter and George and Ira Gershwin, as well as the music of Dido, Dr. Dre, Eric Clapton, Green Day, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Nickelback, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow, T.I. and others. Warner/Chappell Music is a leader in creating innovative strategies for marketing and promoting its songwriters and their music. The company's extensive catalog makes it a natural first stop for A&R executives and record producers, feature film and television production companies, and others looking to record or license some of the world's greatest music.

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