(l-r) Randy Thornton, Randy Wachtler,
New York, NY (December 15, 2010)--Warner/Chappell Music has acquired Nashville-based production music company 615 Music.
Warner/Chappell Music is the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp. and also the parent of production music company Non-Stop Music, based in Salt Lake City. The agreement establishes Warner/Chappell's first Nashville production music operation and expands its presence in this growing sector of 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 and CEO, Randy Wachtler, will take on the role of EVP, North America, for Warner/Chappell's production music business.
For more than 25 years, 615 Music has worked for network and cable clients and received numerous awards. The company is the recent recipient of an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Original Song" for NBC's Today Show.
In making the announcement, Brian Roberts, senior vice president and chief financial officer, Warner/Chappell Music said, "We are delighted to welcome 615 Music founder Randy Wachtler to our management team and look forward to the addition of the talented 615 Music Nashville group as they bring their unique sound and energy to the Non-Stop Warner/Chappell family."
Randy Thornton, CEO, Non-Stop Music said, "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. This is an exciting and wonderful way to walk into the New Year and we couldn't be more pleased."