Warner Music Group Corp.

  1. Clear Channel, Warner Music Announce Strategic Music Partnership

    September 12, 2013 11:14 AM EDT Clear Channel and the Warner Music Group today announced a strategic partnership intended to align the two companies’ interests in driving digital growth, increasing radio listenership, breaking new music and creating new marketing opportunities ...

  2. Warner/Chappell Music Appoints Times Music to Represent Its Catalog in India

    August 02, 2013 1:26 PM EDT Today, Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., and Times Music, the music and music IP management business of the Times of India Group, announced an exclusive licensing deal under which Times Music wil ...

  3. Universal Music's EMI Acquisition Supported by SAG-AFTRA, AFM

    April 18, 2012 7:06 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Universal Music Group has won the qualified support of two North American artists' unions for its proposed $1.9 billion acquisition of the recorded music division of the U.K.'s EMI Group Ltd. The unions gave their con ...

  4. Warner/Chappel Unites Production Companies, Launches New Website

    April 05, 2012 2:55 PM EDT A screenshot of Warner/Chappel Production Music's new website showing some of the music catalogs housed there. Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group Corp., has announced the launch of Warner/Chappell Pro ...

  5. Neil Young: Steve Jobs Listened To Vinyl

    February 01, 2012 8:45 AM EST DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- Legendary rocker Neil Young took his campaign for higher-fidelity digital sound to the stage of a technology conference Tuesday, saying a giant of the industry was on his side: the late Steve Jobs. Young said the Apple c ...

  6. Vevo Earned $150 Million in Revenue Last Year, Says CEO Rio Caraeff

    February 01, 2012 8:04 AM EST DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Vevo, the online music video service launched by Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment in late 2009, pulled in $150 million in revenue last year, chief executive Rio Caraeff revealed on Tuesday. The service g ...

  7. Apple's iCloud Could Finally Make Music Pirates Pay

    June 07, 2011 7:48 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs on Monday introduced more than just a cloud storage system for songs that fans buy legitimately through iTunes. He unveiled a system that might finally get music lovers to pay for the songs they got through ...

  8. Warner Music Group Shareholder Sues Over Sale

    May 13, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. was sued by a shareholder who claims WMG's acquisition by Len Blavatnik's Access Industries last week undervalues the company, according to a Bloomberg report . The complaint, filed by Barbara A. Varipapa, said t ...

  9. Grammys Confirm Rise of Indies, Despite 11% of All Music Sales

    February 15, 2011 8:01 AM EST Independent labels are reveling in their success after grabbing the spotlight and many of the biggest awards at the Grammys. It marked one of the biggest nights in years for indies, setting the stage for a surge in their online music sales. Meanwh ...

  10. Warner Selling Publishing To Buy EMI Without Regulatory Scrutiny, Sources Say

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST A person familiar with the matter says Warner Music Group's search for a buyer of its publishing arm, Warner/Chappell, is partly intended to clear a path for it to buy all of British recording giant EMI. The person wasn't authorized to s ...

  11. Emusic Adds Major Labels, Higher Price Tiers

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Digital music subscription club eMusic launched a new pricing plan this week that charges more for new music but adds tunes from major labels in an effort to broaden its appeal. In the past, the site focused on indie labels and offered discounts o ...

  12. Apple Confirms Purchase Of Lala.com

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc. has purchased online music retailer Lala.com, a Silicon Valley start-up that has threatened "the end of the MP3" with its fast song-streaming application. Apple spokesman Steve Dowling confirmed the purchase Sunday, but would ...

  13. Downloading Case Goes To Jury

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A federal jury began deliberations Thursday in the nation's only file-sharing case to go to trial as attorneys for both sides disputed in closing arguments what the evidence actually showed. An attorney for the recording industry, Tim Reynold ...

  14. Scott Francis Named Warner/Chappell President

    July 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scott Francis has been appointed to the newly created position of president of Warner/Chappell Music and chairman and CEO of Warner/Chappell Music U.S. He will report to Warner/Chappell Music chairman and CEO David H. Johnson and will be based in ...

  15. Dr. Dre Seeking Death Row Documents

    February 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Dr. Dre wants to investigate Death Row Records Inc. to determine how much the record company owes him for unpaid royalties from sales of his records. Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, has already tried to sue the record label for royalties ...

  16. WMG Makes $25 Million Bid For Death Row Assets

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Death Row Records wants to sell its music-related assets, including the rights to recordings from rappers Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, for $25 million to Warner Music Group Corp., subject to higher bids at an auction. The court-appointed ...

  17. Yahoo Eyeing Online Music Service

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc., is in early discussions with major record labels over offering unprotected MP3s either for sale or for free as part of an ad-supported service, two record company executives familiar with the talks said Wednesday. The talks, held as re ...

  18. Judge Dismisses LimeWire Antitrust Suit

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST A federal judge on Monday threw out an antitrust lawsuit that the operator of the LimeWire online file-sharing service filed against a coalition of major record labels. U.S. District Judge Gerard E. Lynch in New York ruled that Lime Group LLC fail ...

  19. Madonna Close To Massive Deal With Live Nation

    October 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is close to leaving her longtime home at Warner Bros. for a wide-ranging $120 million deal with concert promotion firm Live Nation Inc., a source familiar with the talks said yesterday (Oct. 10). The story was first reported on the Wall St ...

  20. China Unicom Tests Music Service

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT China Unicom Ltd., the country's No. 2 mobile phone carrier, said Tuesday it has started testing a music download service offering subscribers songs from 23 record companies. The move comes as music and telecommunications firms try to raise s ...

  21. Amazon Store To Sell Music Free Of Copy Protection

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc. said on Wednesday the company will launch a digital music store later in 2007 with millions of songs, free of copy protection technology that limits where consumers can play their music. The Seattle-based company said music company ...

  22. Warner Signs Secondary Ticket Deal With Viagogo

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. has signed a deal with ticket reseller Viagogo as the two groups look to benefit from the strong demand for live music. Viagogo, which already has ticketing deals with soccer clubs Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Chel ...

  23. Warner Music's Bronfman Sued For $100M

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. was sued on Monday for $100 million by a former CEO of publisher Simon & Schuster who claims Bronfman failed to compensate him for conceiving the 2003 buyout of Warner. Former CEO Dic ...

  24. WMG Completes Roadrunner Buy

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp. has completed its deal to acquire a 73.5% stake of Roadrunner Music Group B.V., the Amsterdam-based parent company of hard rock and heavy metal label Roadrunner Records. WMG disclosed its plans Dec. 18 to buy the stake in ...

  25. Google Signs Deal With Sony BMG, Warner Music

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distribution deals will offer labels' music videos. Internet search leader Google Inc. on Monday (Oct. 9) said it signed distribution deals with Sony BMG and Warner Music Group Corp. to offer music videos. Deals with two of the top global mus ...

  26. EMI To Preload Videos On Microsoft's Zune

    August 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seconds To Mars to be featured on player. EMI Group Plc said on Thursday (Aug. 17) it had signed a deal to provide preloaded music videos on Microsoft Corp.'s soon-to-launch Zune digital media player. The London-based company said the deal ...

  27. YouTube, Labels Talk Video Deal

    August 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Site receives over 100 millions views a day. YouTube Inc. said on Tuesday (Aug. 15) it is talking with record labels to post thousands of music videos online, aiming to move beyond being a site for sharing home videos to a provider of mainstream e ...

  28. EMI Drops Merger Plans With Warner Music

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board of directors to review position in the future. EMI Group has dropped its ambitions to acquire and merge with Warner Music Group (WMG), following the recent decision by a European Union court to overturn the original approval for the Sony BMG ...

  29. Independent Label Group Names Flott CFO

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently COO of Jack of All Games. Independent Label Group (ILG) has appointed Matthew Flott as CFO. Based in New York City, Flott will report to Todd Moscowitz, president of ILG. At ILG--which includes including Warner Music Group Corp.' ...

  30. France Poised To Soften iTunes Bill

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading lawmakers have agreed to water down a draft law that could have threatened the future of the iPod in France. Leading lawmakers have agreed to water down a draft law that could have threatened the future of the iPod in France. The National ...

  31. Warner Music Posts Q2 Loss

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. on Friday (May 5) posted a quarterly loss, though domestic sales were strong and digital revenues rose substantially. Warner Music Group Corp. on Friday (May 5) posted a quarterly loss, though domestic sales were strong an ...

  32. Sirius Satellite Tops 4 Million Subscribers

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Monday (March 20) said it recently surpassed 4 million subscribers to its nationwide pay radio service. Sirius, No. 2 in the nascent market to rival XM Satellite Radio I Sirius Satellite Radio Inc. on Monday (March 2 ...

  33. Warner Music, Music Choice, Cingular In Deal

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Terms of pact undisclosed. Music network provider Music Choice said on Tuesday (March 7) it reached a deal with Warner Music Group Corp. to provide Cingular Wireless customers music videos and other content for undisclosed terms. The Music Choice ...

  34. New Board Member For WMG

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michele J. Hooper has been elected to Warner Music Group Corp.'s board of directors. She will serve as an independent director on WMG's board and will sit on its audit committee. Michele J. Hooper has been elected to Warner Music Group C ...

  35. New Board Member For WMG

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hooper joins as an independent director. Michele J. Hooper has been elected to Warner Music Group Corp.'s board of directors. She will serve as an independent director on WMG's board and will sit on its audit committee. Hooper, 54, is a ...

  36. Report: Amazon Close To Downloads Launch

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is in advanced talks with four top music companies on starting a digital music service as early as this summer, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. is in advanced talks with fo ...

  37. Warner Music Q1 Profit Nearly Doubles

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp. on Tuesday (Feb. 14) said quarterly profit rose 91%, driven by stronger sales of higher-margin digital songs during the holiday season. Warner Music Group Corp. on Tuesday (Feb. 14) said quarterly profit rose 91%, driven b ...

  38. Warner Music Q1 Profit Nearly Doubles

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp. on Tuesday (Feb. 14) said quarterly profit rose 91%, driven by stronger sales of higher-margin digital songs during the holiday season. Warner Music Group Corp. on Tuesday (Feb. 14) said quarterly profit rose 91%, driven b ...

  39. Report: Warner, Skype Team Up On Ringtones

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp. and Skype Technologies SA are likely to announce a licensing agreement on Monday (Jan. 30) that will put ringtones on Internet phone services, the Wall Street Journal reported Warner Music Group Corp. and Skype Technologie ...

  40. Warner Prefers To Return Cash Via Dividends

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp. views an increase in the company's dividend as a preferred way to pay cash back to shareholders as opposed to paying down debt or buying back shares, a senior executive said o Warner Music Group Corp. views an increas ...

  41. Snocap, Warner Music Strike Pact

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST All majors now on board. Snocap, the digital media company founded by Napster creator Shawn Fanning, yesterday (Nov. 13) said it reached a deal with Warner Music Group Corp. authorizing distribution of Warner's music across Snocap-enabled ret ...

  42. Report - Microsoft Ends Talks With Labels

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sofware giant planned subscription music service. Microsoft Corp. has broken off licensing talks with the four global music companies, raising questions about the software giant's plans to start a subscription-based music service, the Wall St ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Record Labels Sue Baidu

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The four largest record companies have sued Baidu.com Inc. for copyright infringement, alleging the Chinese Internet search engine has been illegally providing links to free digital music downloads, a NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The four largest record ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. NY AG Spitzer To Announce Payola Settlement

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Press conference July 25 11:15 AM (eastern). New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer plans to announce on Monday a settlement in his probe of the way music companies influence which songs get played on the radio, a spokesman for the attorney ...

  48. Warner Music Loss Narrows

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. today (June 13) posted a narrower loss in its first quarter as a publicly traded company, helped by a weaker dollar and growth of online music sales. Warner Music Group Corp. today (June 13) posted a narrower loss in its f ...

  49. Sony BMG's Lack Expects More Cost Savings

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG plans to wring more cost savings than it originally expected from the merger that created the record company 10 months ago, but meaningful revenue gains for both itself and the industry are s Sony BMG plans to wring more cost savings than ...

  50. Warner Receives New Spitzer Subpoena

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. on Thursday (April 7) said it has received an additional subpoena from New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer as part of an industry-wide probe into the relationship between Warner Music Group Corp. on Thursday (April 7) ...

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