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3/20/23

To mark Warner Chappell’s new alliance with Limited Edition Music, LLC—which will find SVP of A&R and Catalog Greg Sowders leading LEM with former WCM A&R exec Marc Wilson and signing songwriters specializing in rock, pop and alternative country—the team posed for this dynamic pic just before heading out to get some rad matching tattoos. Seen thinking nothing is more limited than us are (l-r) Wilson, President, North America Ryan Press, Co-Chair/COO Carianne Marshall, Co-Chair/CEO Guy Moot and Sowders.

The first signings under the new partnership are Emmyn Calleiro (from the band Games We Play) and country artist Bailey Callahan. In addition to co-leading LEM, Sowders will continue in his current role at WCM.

OK, get comfortable, people, because it’s time for the quotes.

“Greg has been a key fixture at Warner Chappell for more than three decades and has dedicated his career to building out a star-studded alternative and rock roster,” reads a statement from Moot. “This is the perfect opportunity for him to continue to lead those efforts while also working with more emerging writers alongside Marc. It’s just a pity people have to read about it in HITS.”

Press praised Sowders as “one of the best creatives in the business [who] serves as a true partner to his songwriters. I’m super proud to be able to support him and Marc, who I’ve also worked with for a long time, and continue to nurture the next generation of hitmakers together.”

“Working with Guy, Carianne, and Ryan is a total joy,” Sowders said. “I’ve been a part of the Warner Chappell family for over 30 years, and I’m ready to continue this amazing journey by re-uniting with my longtime friend and creative partner Marc Wilson.

“I can’t imagine a better place to launch Limited Edition Music, while staying fully dedicated to Warner Chappell,” he added. “Our band just got even better!”

“Greg is an absolute legend in the music business and his vast wealth of knowledge is invaluable,” Wilson chimed in. “I can’t thank Guy, Carianne, and Ryan enough for this opportunity.”

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