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Africori allies with Warner Chappell on publishing

By | Published on Monday 14 December 2020


Warner Music has expanded its partnership with African music company Africori. The new part of that alliance covers song rights, with an alliance between Africori’s publishing division and Warner Chappell France. The two companies say that the deal will “offer new opportunities for African artists to collaborate with top creative songwriting talent” from across the globe.

“African music is inspiring creatives from around the world”, says Africori boss Yoel Kenan. “This new partnership provides a great opportunity to connect our African songwriters and producers with the global talent signed to Warner Chappell. We are very excited about the future and we see this as a key alliance to support, help and develop incredible African talent globally”.

Meanwhile, incoming MD at Warner Chappell France, Matthieu Tessier, adds: “Yoel is an experienced A&R man with a great sensibility for, and huge expertise on, the African underground scene. This new collaboration offers us a great opportunity to promote new African songwriters and contribute to the renown of their music worldwide”.

Warner Music at large invested in Africori earlier this year, with the major’s label services division ADA providing global distribution for the recordings side of the African company’s business.