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Encyclopedia > Warner Brothers Records

Warner Brothers Records is a record label which was launched on March 19, 1958 by Warner Bros. The label is now a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. Its sub-labels are Maverick Records, Nonesuch Records, Reprise Records, Sire Records, WB Jazz, WBR Nashville, Word Records and Heiress Records. Image File history File links Warner_bros_records. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WB Shield used from 2003 to present day Warner Bros. ... Warner Music Group (NYSE: WMG) is one of the four major record labels. ... Maverick Records is a record label which was founded by Madonna, Freddie DeMann, Ronnie Dashev and Warner Bros. ... Nonesuch Records is currently a Warner Bros. ... Reprise Records was formed in 1960 by Frank Sinatra in order to allow more artistic freedom for his own recordings. ... American record label, Sire Records Company was founded in 1966 as Sire Productions by Seymour Stein and Richard Gottehrer. ... Word Records is a giant in Christian Music. ... Heiress Records is a record label. ...


The reason the record company was formed was because contract actor Tab Hunter had a #1 hit in 1957 with "Young Love" and to Warners' chagrin, reporters only wanted to ask about the hit record instead of Hunter's latest Warner movie. Hunter (left) with actor John Bromfield Tab Hunter (born July 11, 1931 in New York City, New York) is an American actor and singer. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1960, they signed the Everly Brothers (who were previously on Cadence Records) with the first ever million dollar contract in history. That was also the year that they released two albums by Bob Newhart which both won Grammy Awards, including the Album of the Year. In 1963 they purchased Frank Sinatra's label, Reprise Records. In 1967, Warner Bros. Records was sold for $85 million to Seven Arts Productions and renamed Warner Bros.-Seven Arts. Two years later, the company was sold to Kinney National Company and reverted to the Warner Bros. name. In 1990, Warner Communications, which morphed out of Kinney National, merged with Time Inc. to form Time Warner. In 2003, a group lead by Edgar Bronfman bought Warner Music Group from Time Warner. 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Everly Brothers Don (born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born Philip Everly January 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers who had their greatest success... Cadence Records was an American record company founded by Archie Bleyer (formerly musical director/orchestra leader for Arthur Godfrey) in 1952. ... Bob Newhart is an American actor, comedian and writer famous for his timing and bemused demeanor. ... The 3rd Grammy Awards were held in 1961. ... The Grammy Award for Album of the Year has been awarded since 1959. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is considered by many to have been the finest male vocalist of all time. ... Reprise Records was formed in 1960 by Frank Sinatra in order to allow more artistic freedom for his own recordings. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Seven Arts Productions was founded in 1957 by Ray Stark and Eliot Hyman. ... Warner Bros. ... Kinney National Company was formed in 1966 when the Kinney Parking Company and the National Cleaning Company merged. ... Warner Communications, formerly Kinney National Company, was the parent company for Warner Bros. ... Time Inc. ... Time Warner Inc. ... Two persons are named Edgar Bronfman (father and son). ...


See also

The following is a partial list of record labels, both past and present. ...

External link

  • Official site

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Warner Brothers Records is a record label which was launched on March 19, 1958 by Warner Bros. The label is now a subsidiary of Warner Music Group.
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Warner Bros. (abbreviated version of Warner Brothers) is one of the world's largest producers of film, television and recorded music entertainment.
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Warner Music Group is one of the Big Five record labels.
Its printed music operation, Warner Bros. Publications, was sold to Alfred Publishing on December 16, 2004.
It was recently sold by parent Time Warner to a group of investors led by Edgar Bronfman, Jr.
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