NEW YORK — Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., and parent company of Non-Stop Music, has acquired Nashville-based production music company 615 Music (www.615music.com). The agreement establishes Warner/Chappell’s first Nashville production music operation and expands their presence in 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/CEO, Randy Wachtler, will take on the role of EVP, North America, for Warner/Chappell’s production music business.
"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,” says Non-Stop Music CEO, Randy Thornton. “This is an exciting and wonderful way to walk into the New Year and we couldn’t be more pleased.”
IMAGE: (L-R) Non-Stop CEO Randy Thornton with 615's Randy Wachtler and Warner/Chappell senior VP/CFO Brian Roberts.