Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

  1. New York AG Investigates Download Pricing

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Major labels subpoenaed. New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is initiating another investigation of the music industry, this time seeking information to determine whether the pricing of digital music downloads violates antitrust laws. Warner M ...

  2. Warner and MTV In Mobile Music Deal

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT WMG to license content globally for MTV's platforms. MTV Networks and Warner Music Group Corp. today (Sept. 26) announced what they describe as "an unprecedented global licensing agreement" covering the use of WMG's music video ...

  3. Warner and MTV In Mobile Music Deal

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT WMG to license content globally for MTV's platforms. MTV Networks and Warner Music Group Corp. today (Sept. 26) unveiled what they describe as "an unprecedented global licensing agreement" covering the use of WMG's music videos ...

  4. WMG Preps Digital Label

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'e-label' wont adhere to standard release schedules. Warner Music Group is preparing a digital-only music division, dubbed an "e-label" by chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. at a recent speaking appearance. Artists signed to the e ...

  5. Warner Music's Losses Widen In Q3

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Company incurs IPO-related charges, revenues up. Warner Music Group Corp. reported today (Aug. 4) that despite a rise in revenues its net loss reached $179 million for its financial results covering the three-month period ended June 30, 2005. It c ...

  6. Update: WMG Stock Ends First Day Down 3.5%

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shares in Warner Music Group ended the first day of trading today (May 11) on the New York Stock Exchange down 3.5% at $16.40, following a $554.2 million initial public offering at $17 a share. Shares in Warner Music Group ended the first day of t ...

  7. Warner Music IPO Opens Below Asking Price

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shares in Warner Music Group stumbled out of the gates this morning following the company’s initial public offering of 32.6 million shares at $17 a share. After opening at $16.60 the stock, which is Shares in Warner Music Group stumbled out of the ...

  8. Warner Music Trims Price Of IPO

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trading expected to begin Wednesday. Just hours ahead of the expected pricing of its initial public offering, Warner Music Group is reportedly trimming the price of the deal. Additionally, its investors are said to be scrapping plans to sell some ...

  9. P.Diddy, WMG In Joint Venture

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment has entered into a worldwide 50/50 joint venture with Warner Music Group. NEW YORK -- Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment has entered into a worldwide 50/50 joint ve ...

  10. WMG Sets IPO Price Range

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has set a price range of $22-$24 for its upcoming initial public offering. NEW YORK -- Warner Music Group has set a price range of $22-$24 for its upcoming initial public offering. The company says in a filing with the Securitie ...

  11. WMG Sets IPO Price Range

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shares to be set at $22-$24. Warner Music Group has set a price range of $22-$24 for its upcoming initial public offering. The company says in a filing with the SEC that it intends to offer 27.17 million shares to the public. In addition, WMG' ...

  12. P.Diddy, WMG In Joint Venture

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment has entered into a worldwide 50/50 joint venture with Warner Music Group. Sources value the pact at $30 million. Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment has entered into ...

  13. Blackstone To Take Over Warner/Chappell

    April 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has named Richard Blackstone as the new chairman/CEO of its publishing division, Warner/Chappell Music. Warner Music Group has named Richard Blackstone as the new chairman/CEO of its publishing division, Warner/Chappell Music. B ...

  14. Warner Music Files For $750M IPO

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group filed today (March 11) to raise up to $750 million in an initial public offering of common stock. Warner Music Group filed today (March 11) to raise up to $750 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The company, ...

  15. Bider Bids Warner/Chappell Farewell

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music publishing veteran Les Bider is stepping down from his position as Warner/Chappell Music chairman/CEO, Warner Music Group announced Feb. 17. NEW YORK -- Music publishing veteran Les Bider is stepping down from his position as Warner/Chappell ...

  16. Les Bider Splitting Warner/Chappell

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Les Bider is stepping down. He has been chairman of the Warner Music Group publishing company since the 1987 merger of Warner Bros. Music and Chappell Music. Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Les Bider is stepping down. He ...

  17. WMG Names Exec VP/CFO

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has named Michael D. Fleisher as executive VP/CFO. Based in New York, he reports to chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. Warner Music Group has named Michael D. Fleisher as executive VP/CFO. Based in New York, he reports to chairman/ ...

  18. Warner Sells Print Music Division

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST International music-education company Alfred Publishing has reached an agreement to acquire Warner Bros. Publications, the print-music division of Warner Music Group. The purchase price was not disclo NEW YORK -- International music-education comp ...

  19. Warner Sells Print Music Division

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST International music-education company Alfred Publishing has reached an agreement to acquire Warner Bros. Publications, the print-music division of Warner Music Group. The purchase price was not disclo International music-education company Alfred P ...

  20. WMG To Hand $350M To Investors

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group says that it wants to return $350 million to its investors. The money -- which is earmarked for the equity shareholders that led the acquisition of the company from Time Warner -- Warner Music Group says that it wants to return ...

  21. Report: Warner Music Planning IPO

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is eyeing a public stock issue as early as next spring, according to a report published in the British trade press today (Sept. 23). Warner Music Group is eyeing a public stock issue as early as next spring, according to a repor ...

  22. Roger Ames Cuts Ties With WMG

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former chief to consult for Time Warner. Former Warner Music Group chairman/CEO Roger Ames is ending his relationship with the company, Billboard.biz has learned. Ames -- who has been serving in a consulting role for the major since it was sold by ...

  23. Revamped WMG Posts First-Half Gains

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group says it swung to a first-half profit of $21 million, reversing a $36 million loss in the same period a year ago. Warner Music Group says it swung to a first-half profit of $21 million, reversing a $36 million loss in the same pe ...

  24. Helen Murphy Splits Warner Music Group

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Helen Murphy is leaving as executive VP/CFO of Warner Music Group. Michael Ward, executive VP of Bain Capital, will serve as acting CFO while WMG conducts a search to replace her. Helen Murphy is leaving as executive VP/CFO of Warner Music Group. ...

  25. Warner Music Looks To Slash Artist Roster

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The newly private Warner Music Group, having significantly <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000450149">reduced its worldwide staff The newly private Warner Music ...

  26. Atlantic/Elektra Merger Appears Imminent

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The ongoing consolidation of the Atlantic Group and the Elektra Entertainment Group into one East Coast label is expected to be finalized this week. Layoffs are expected to occur by Wednesday. The ongoing consolidation of the Atlantic Group and th ...

  27. IDJ's Greenwald Out, Liles Back In: Source

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam's topsy-turvy 2004 is not letting up. Island Records president/IDJ executive VP Julie Greenwald, who will go on maternity leave April 1, is expected to extend her leave and not return t Island Def Jam's topsy-turvy 2004 is ...

  28. WMG Crew Get In Gear For Industry Turnaround

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Just days after the $2.6 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group closed, a key member of the buyout team valued the music company's assets at healthy $3.5 billion. NEW YORK--Just days after the $2.6 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group ...

  29. Sperling Touts WMG Deal As 'Smart Buy'

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Just four days after the $2.6 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group, one of the key members of the buyout team valued the music company's assets at $3.5 billion. Scott Sperling, managing director Just four days after the $2.6 billion acqu ...

  30. WMG Restructuring Hits Nashville

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A number of high-placed executives are exiting Warner Bros. Nashville and Word Entertainment as part of the massive restructuring process by the Warner Music Group (WMG). A number of high-placed executives are exiting Warner Bros. Nashville and Wo ...

  31. WMG Confirms Restructuring, Exec Departures

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a restructuring of its operations that will encompass the elimination of 20% of its global workforce of 5,300 and the exit of several key recorded music ex Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a ...

  32. New WMG Regime Readies Pink Slips

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Warner Music Group is expected to begin issuing pink slips today (March 2) in a process that could play out over the next month. Some 1,000 employees around the world are being cut as WMG's new ow The Warner Music Group is expected to beg ...

  33. Layoffs Loom As WMG Buyout Finalized

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2.6 billion wire transfer having finalized the deal this morning (March 1), the new owners of the Warner Music Group are gearing up to slash 1,000 jobs wor With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2 ...

  34. Bronfman's WMG Buy Expected To Close Sunday

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The sale of Warner Music Group (WMG) to an investment group led by former Seagram executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. is expected to close Sunday (Feb. 29), with funds for the $2.6 billion deal being wired t The sale of Warner Music Group (WMG) to an inv ...

  35. WMG Confirms Cohen As U.S. Chairman/CEO

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group confirms that it has named Lyor Cohen as chairman/CEO of U.S. Recorded Music. Cohen, current chairman/CEO of Island Def Jam Group, will take over the role following the purchase of Warner Music Group confirms that it has named L ...

  36. WMG Confirms Cohen As U.S. Chairman/CEO

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group confirms that it has named Lyor Cohen as chairman/CEO of U.S. Recorded Music. Cohen, current chairman/CEO of Island Def Jam Group, will take over the role following the purchase of Warner Music Group confirms that it has named L ...

  37. Warner Music Group Eyes Major Staff Cuts

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has formed five task forces designed to identify potential overhead reductions within specific departments, sources say. This comes on the heels of a mandate that went into effect i Warner Music Group has formed five task forces ...

  38. WMG: Sylvia Rhone Still In Place

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Contrary to a report yesterday on radio station WBLS New York, Sylvia Rhone is not leaving her post as chairman of Elektra Entertainment Group, according to a Warner Music Group representative. Contrary to a report yesterday on radio station WBLS ...

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