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Encyclopedia > Warner Music Group
Warner Music Group Corporation
Type Public (NYSEWMG)
Founded 1929
Headquarters New York, NY, USA Flag of the United States
Key people Edgar Bronfman Jr., Chairman & CEO
Industry Music & Entertainment
Revenue $3.502 Billion (USD; 2006)
Net income $169.0 Million (USD; 2006)
Employees 4,000 (2006)
Website Warner Music Group

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Warner Music Group also has a publishing arm, Warner/Chappell Music, which dates back to 1929, when Jack Warner, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., founded Music Publishers Holding Company (“MPHC”) to acquire music copyrights as a means of providing inexpensive music for films. Amongst the historic compositions in which the publishing rights are controlled by WMG are the works of Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. Its printed music operation, Warner Bros. Publications, was sold to Alfred Publishing on 2005-06-01. Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. ... See also: 1928 in music, other events of 1929, 1930 in music and the list of years in music. // Events May 3 - Francis Poulencs Concert champêtre for harpsichord and orchestra is premiered in Paris May 17 - Sergei Prokofievs Symphony No. ... This article is about Jack Warner, the head of Warner Brothers. ... Warner Bros. ... Cole Albert Porter (June 9, 1891 – October 15, 1964) was an American composer and songwriter from Indiana. ... An autographed photo of Richard Rodgers Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was one of the great composers of musical theater, best known for his song writing partnerships with Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. He wrote more than 900 published songs, and forty Broadway musicals. ... Lorenz (Larry) Hart (May 2, 1895 - November 22, 1943) was the lyricist half of the famed Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. ... Alfred Publishing is a US sheet music publisher specializing in educational music. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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History

WMG's roots in what became Time Warner date back to the founding of Warner Bros. Records as a division of the Warner Bros. movie studio in 1958, in reaction to one of its contracted actors, Tab Hunter scoring a hit for Dot Records, a division of Paramount Pictures. In 1963, Warner Bros. purchased Reprise Records, founded by Frank Sinatra 3 years earlier so that he could have more creative control over his recordings. Reprise was operated in conjunction with WBR. Time Warner Inc. ... Warner Bros. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Hunter (left) with actor John Bromfield Arthur Andrew Kelm (born July 11, 1931, in New York City, New York) is an American actor and singer, and goes by the pseudonym Tab Hunter. ... Dot Records was an American record label which was active between 1950 and 1977. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ...


After Warner Bros. was sold to Seven Arts Productions in 1967 (forming Warner Bros.-Seven Arts), it purchased Atlantic Records, now WMG's oldest label. For the next 2 years, Atlantic and its subsidiary label Atco Records were operated separately from WBR and Reprise. Seven Arts Productions was founded in 1957 by Ray Stark and Eliot Hyman. ... Warner Bros. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


In 1969, Warner Bros.-Seven Arts was sold to the Kinney National Company. Kinney (later to be known as Warner Communications) combined the operations of all of its record labels. The following year, Kinney bought Elektra Records and its sister label Nonesuch Records, and assembled the labels into a group known as Warner-Elektra-Atlantic, also called WEA for short, or Warner Music Group. The WEA name was also used as a label outside the U.S. Kinney National Company was formed in 1966 when the Kinney Parking Company and the National Cleaning Company merged. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Nonesuch Records is currently allied with Warner Bros. ...


In the mid-1970s, WEA expanded by purchasing Asylum Records and Sire Records. The former was merged with Elektra to form Elektra-Asylum, though the separate names would still be used as well. The latter became a sublabel of WBR in the meanwhile. Asylum Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, which currently is geared primarily in hip-hop music. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ...


WEA's labels also distributed a number of otherwise independent labels. For example, Warner Bros. distributed Straight Records, DiscReet Records, Bizarre Records, Bearsville Records, and Geffen Records (the latter was sold to MCA in 1990). Atlantic Records distributed Swan Song Records. Straight Records was formed in 1969 to distribute productions and discoveries of Frank Zappa. ... DiscReet Records was founded in 1973 by Frank Zappa as his old label, Bizarre Records, was closed by Warner Bros. ... Bizarre Records was a production company and record label formed for artists discovered by Frank Zappa and his business partner/manager Herb Cohen. ... Bearsville Records was started in 1970 by Bob Dylans manager, Albert Grossman. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... MCA Records was an American-based record company owned by Music Corporation of America (MCA). ... Swan Song Records was a record label launched by Led Zeppelin on May 10, 1974. ...


In 1987, it was announced that Warner Communications was to merge with Time Inc. to form Time Warner, a transaction which was completed in 1990. Time Inc. ... Time Warner Inc. ...


Atlantic started 2 new subsidary labels in the early 1990s - EastWest Records (which absorbed Atco Records) and Interscope Records. The former was later absorbed into Elektra, and the latter was also sold to MCA in 1995. old logo current logo Eastwest Records was started in 1955 as a subsidiary label of Atlantic Records. ... Interscope Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ...


Time Warner sold the company in late 2003 to a group of investors led by Edgar Bronfman, Jr. for $2.6 billion. Time Warner was reportedly attempting to reduce its debt load. This spinoff was completed on February 27, 2004. In the 2004 transition to independent ownership, WMG hired record industry heavyweight Lyor Cohen from Universal Music Group (successor to MCA) to attempt to reduce cost and increase performance. Edgar Miles Bronfman, Jr. ... is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lyor Cohen (Born October 3rd, 1959) is the Chairman and CEO of U.S. Recorded Music for Warner Music Group (WMG) where he is responsible for all aspects of WMGs U.S. recorded-music operations, including the U.S. labels groups -- The Atlantic Records Group and Warner Bros. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ...


WMG's current logo is the former Warner Communications logo.


On May 5, 2006, WMG apparently rejected a buyout offer from EMI[1]. Then WMG offered to buy EMI and it also rejected the offer. The two companies are still in talks about a potential merger. The headquarters are located at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104. It is interesting to note that Time Warner may still have some ownership of Warner music because WMG does not license its trademarks from its former parent company.[verification needed] is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ...


Recently, WMG acquired Rykodisc (home of the Frank Zappa catalog), and Roadrunner Records. Rykodisc Records is an American record label, and subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates on metal bands. ...


List of Warner labels

Warner Music Group's labels include the following. It should be noted that some labels are actually divisions of other labels than in the order listed; this order reflects the current order of each label's administration.


Atlantic Records Group

The Atlantic Records Group Atlantic Records, founded in 1947 as an R&B label Bad Boy Records, a hip-hop label founded in 1993 by Sean Diddy Combs Elektra Records, founded in 1950 as a folk music label Custard Records Roadrunner Records Category: ... 143 Records is the record label of producer David Foster. ... For other persons named David Foster, see David Foster (disambiguation). ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Ahmet Ertegün (July 31, 1923 – December 14, 2006) was the Turkish-American co-founder and executive of Atlantic Records, described as one of the most significant figures in the modern recording industry [1] . He also co-founded the New York Cosmos soccer team of the North American Soccer League. ... Herb Abramson (1916-1999) was a record company executive and producer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sean Diddy Combs Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969, aka Sean Puffy Combs, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy) is a record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Jac Holzman founded Elektra Records in 1950 and Nonesuch Records in 1964. ... Lava Records was established in 1995 as a joint venture between Jason Flom, who began his career with Atlantic Records. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates on metal bands. ...

Independent Label Group

Asylum Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, which currently is geared primarily in hip-hop music. ... David Lawrence Geffen (born February 21, 1943) is an American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer, philanthropist. ... East West Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, and operates under WMGs Independent Label Group. ... Adeline Records is a record label co-owned by Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer of Green Day, his wife Adrienne Nesser (Armstrong), bandmate Jason White, and Jim Theibaud, professional skateboarder. ... Better Looking Records is a part of the EastWest Records family of labels. ... Born & Bred Records is the record label for the punk band, Dropkick Murphys. ... Floodgate Records is an Orange County, CA based label dedicated to developing independent artists. ... Liberty & Lament is Luceros own record label. ... Montalban Hotel is a part of the EastWest Records family of labels. ... One Eleven Records is an Orlando-based record label concentrating on young up-and-coming rock bands. ... Perfect Game Recording Co. ... Tent Show is Murder By Deaths record label in the EastWest family of labels. ... Triple Crown Records is a New York-based record label. ... Volcom Entertainment, is an American record label based in Costa Mesa, California. ... We Put Out Records started as a vehicle for The Syndicate to release music from friends bands that were without a record label. ... Official Logo Rhymesayers Entertainment is an underground hip-hop music label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, co-founded in 1995 by Slug, a member of the group Atmosphere. ...

Rhino Entertainment Company

Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label. ... Atco Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, currently operating through WMGs Rhino Entertainment. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... Rhino Entertainment Company is an American specialty record label, owned by Warner Music Group. ... Warner Strategic Marketing is a record label that is part of the Warner Music Group. ...

Ryko Corporation

Rykodisc Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group. ... Rykodisc is a Salem, Massachusetts based record label. ... Rykodisc Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group. ... Warner Music Groups eLabel founded by Elektra & Nonesuch Records founder Jac Holzman. ...

Warner Bros. Records Inc.

Warner Bros. ... Warner Bros. ... “WB” redirects here. ... Blacksmith Records is a record label headed by Harlem born Corey Smyth and Talib Kweli of Black Star. ... Talib Kweli (born Talib Kweli Greene in Brooklyn, New York City on October 3, 1975) is an American MC from Brooklyn, New York. ... Maverick Recording Company, is an American record label owned and operated by Warner Music Group, and distributed through Warner Bros. ... Frederick Freddy DeMann is a film producer, music executive, and co-founder of Maverick Records. ... Madonna Louise Ciccone Ritchie (born August 16, 1958), better known as simply Madonna, is a six-time Grammy[1] and one-time Golden Globe award winning American pop singer, songwriter, record and film producer, dancer, actress, author and fashion icon. ... Nonesuch Records is currently allied with Warner Bros. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Reprise Records is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group, operated through Warner Bros. ... “Sinatra” redirects here. ... Mushroom Records is an Australian record company. ... RuffNation Records is a joint venture record label between Chris Schwartz and Warner Brothers Records. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... Seymour Stein is an entrepreneur in the music industry whose career spans from the 50s onwards. ... Word Records is a giant in Christian Music. ... Squint Entertainment was a record label owned by Word Records. ... Word Records is a giant in Christian Music. ...

WEA International Inc.

WEA International Inc. has divisions worldwide such as Australia, Japan and all over Europe. These branches are usually called Warner Music followed by the name of the country. Some labels have more than one record company for example the UK has Warner Bros. UK and Atlantic UK.

London Records is a record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin America from 1947 through the 1980s. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... The home of Anne Lilia Berge Strand (Annie) and others Categories: Record label stubs ... Gallo Record Company is the largest record label in Africa. ... Gallo Record Company is the largest record label in Africa. ... Must Destroy is the independent record label that discovered The Darkness and Goldie Lookin Chain and released records by bands such as Do Me Bad Things. ... The term beat generation was introduced by Jack Kerouac in approximately 1948 to describe his social circle to the novelist John Clellon Holmes (who published an early novel about the beat generation, titled Go, in 1952, along with a manifesto of sorts in the New York Times Magazine: This is... Warner Strategic Marketing is a record label that is part of the Warner Music Group. ...

Labels distributed by Warner Music Group through Alternative Distribution Alliance

The Alternative Distribution Alliance was created in 1995 by Warner Music Group and Sub Pop Records as a joint venture to distribute and manufacture records owned by indie labels. ... Sub Pop is a record label in Seattle, Washington that achieved fame in the 1990s for first signing Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and many other bands from the local Seattle music scene. ... New Line Records is a record label owned by New Line Cinema. ... 5 Minute Walks Logo 5 Minute Walk is an independent record label founded by Frank Tate in April, 1995. ... Teleprompt Records LLC is an independent record label that was formed in 2003 by producer Tedd T, keyboardist and Earthsuit ex-frontman Paul Meany, and lawyer/manager Kevin Kookogey. ... Official Logo Rhymesayers Entertainment is an underground hip-hop music label based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, co-founded in 1995 by Slug, a member of the group Atmosphere. ...

Trivia

  • Warner Music Group is the only one of the Big Four label groups that does not trace its roots back to the pre-1900 labels Columbia Records and Berliner Gramophone. Those U.S. labels' British licensees merged to become EMI in 1931. Then, in 2004, the successors to the original labels merged to form Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Universal Music Group's oldest label, Deutsche Grammophon, was founded in 1898 as the German licensee of Berliner Gramophone. In contrast, all of WMG's major labels were founded after World War II.
  • Warner Music Group is also the only one of the Big Four label groups that does not have a substantial link to European ownership. EMI is headquartered in London, Sony BMG is half owned by Bertelsmann (headquarted in Germany) and Universal Music Group is 100% owned by Vivendi SA (headquartered in Paris)

Columbia Records is the oldest brand name in recorded sound, dating back to 1888, and was the first record company to produce pre-recorded records as opposed to blank cylinders. ... 1897 Berliner Gramophone Record by George W. Johnson A more detailed description of this record Berliner Gramophone was an early record label, the first company to produce disc gramophone records (as opposed to the earlier phonograph cylinder records). ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a British music company comprising of the major record company EMI Music which operates several labels, based in Kensington in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based in New York. ... The Sony BMG Music Entertainment logo. ... Universal Music Group (UMG) is the largest business group and family of record labels in the recording industry. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Bertelsmann AG is a transnational media corporation founded in 1835, based in Gütersloh, Germany. ...

See also

This is a list of record labels. ... Artists whose work has been produced by the Warner Music Group include 10,000 Maniacs A AC/DC The Afghan Whigs Herb Alpert America Ash Ayaka The B-52s Anita Baker Bad Company The Beautiful South George Benson Better Than Ezra Black Black Sabbath Blaque Blindside James Blunt Bj...

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Warner Music Group - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (514 words)
Warner Music Group is one of the four major record labels.
Amongst the historic compositions in which the publishing rights are controlled by WMG are the works of Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart.
Universal Music Group's oldest label, Deutsche Grammophon, was founded in 1898 as the German licensee of Berliner Gramophone.
Warner Music Group: Information from Answers.com (680 words)
Warner Music Group (WMG) is one of the largest recording companies in the world and ranks #3 in terms of US market share (behind Universal Music Group and Sony BMG Music Entertainment).
WMG also has a publishing arm, Warner-Chappell Music which dates back to 1929, when Jack Warner, president of Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc., founded Music Publishers Holding Company (“MPHC”) to acquire music copyrights as a means of providing inexpensive music for films.
Warner Music Group is the only one of the Big Four label groups that does not trace its roots back to the pre-1900 labels Columbia Records and Berliner Gramophone.
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