WEA Corp. has combined of all its direct-to-fan and merchandise capabilities into one, newly formed division called ‘Warner Music Artist Services’.

The group will be led by Matt Young (pictured inset), who has been promoted to the new position of EVP, Warner Music Artist Services.

Young, who joined Warner in 2008, will report to Matt Signore, President, WEA. WEA is WMG’s global distribution, marketing, sales and research arm.

The new division will bring together WEA’s entire ancillary rights operations with Artist Arena, which WMG acquired in December 2010.

Source: www.musicbusinessworldwide.com