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Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 15, 2023 (September 12, 2023)



Warner Music Group Corp.

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-32502   13-4271875

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


1633 Broadway,

New York, New York

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 275-2000



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Securities registered under Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class




Name of Exchange

on which Registered

Class A Common Stock   WMG   The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.12b-2).

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Item 5.02.

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 12, 2023, an affiliate of Warner Music Group Corp. (the “Company”) entered into new employment agreements (the “Employment Agreements”) with Guy Moot, Co-Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Warner Chappell Music, and Carianne Marshall, Co-Chair and Chief Operating Officer of Warner Chappell Music, extending the terms of their employment through March 31, 2028. Effective as of October 1, 2023, the new agreements increase the base salary for Mr. Moot from $1,750,000 to $2,187,500 and the base salary for Ms. Marshall from $1,250 000 to $1,562,500. Beginning with the Company’s 2024 fiscal year, the new agreements provide for discretionary annual long-term incentive awards having a grant date target value of $1,500,000 for each of Mr. Moot and Ms. Marshall, and increases in annual discretionary bonus targets from $1,750,000 to $2,187,500 for each of Mr. Moot and Ms. Marshall. The annual long-term incentive awards will have the same terms as those granted to other executives of the Company. All other material terms of Mr. Moot’s and Ms. Marshall’s employment remain unchanged from their previously disclosed terms.

The foregoing description of the Employment Agreements is subject to, and qualified in its entirety by, the complete text of the Employment Agreements. The Employment Agreements will be filed as exhibits to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ending September 30, 2023.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Paul M. Robinson

  Paul M. Robinson
  Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Date: September 15, 2023