Warner Music Group

  1. MTV, Fox Bow Mobile Entertainment Services

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks and News Corp's Fox Mobile Entertainment have unveiled their latest mobile content services as part of their ongoing efforts to appeal to wireless customers. MTV Networks and News Corp's Fox Mobile Entertainment have unveile ...

  2. Warner/Chappell President Exiting In March

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner/Chappell president Rick Shoemaker is exiting the publishing arm of Warner Music Group at the end of March. Warner/Chappell president Rick Shoemaker is exiting the publishing arm of Warner Music Group at the end of March. The company didn� ...

  3. Verizon, MySpace Call On Unsigned Bands

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Unveil promotion for the VCast Music service. Verizon Wireless and MySpace on Wednesday (Feb. 15) will unveil a contest to give one unsigned band the chance to release their music on Verizon's VCast music service. The contest, named "Cal ...

  4. Industry Exec Joins Nellymoser

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wingate previously with BMG, Arista, Epic. Music industry veteran Dick Wingate has joined mobile media technology firm Nellymoser as president of media development and chief content officer. A former executive at BMG Entertainment, Arista, PolyGra ...

  5. Rhino, Bee Gees Sign Exclusive Agreement

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pact covers material from trio's entire history. Rhino Entertainment has entered an exclusive, worldwide catalog agreement with the Bee Gees. The pact includes master recordings and unreleased material from the trio's entire history, fro ...

  6. Albertini Splits With WMI

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, Warner Music International chairman/CEO Paul-René Albertini has exited the company, with immediate effect. The French executive has been replaced by veteran U.S. broadcast exe In a surprise move, Warner Music Internati ...

  7. Albertini Splits With WMI

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, Warner Music International chairman/CEO Paul-René Albertini has exited the company, with immediate effect. The French executive has been replaced by veteran U.S. broadcast exe In a surprise move, Warner Music Internati ...

  8. ABC News: Payola Probe Shifts To Radio

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Report looks at nine radio groups. ABC News will air an in-depth “Primetime” report Thursday evening (Feb. 9) on New York State attorney general Eliot Spitzer’s investigation into the alleged participation in payola by nine of the nation's ra ...

  9. Rondinelli Joins Warner/Chappell In Digital Role

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec will facilitate new tech-based streams. Warner/Chappell Music has appointed Jim Rondinelli to the new position of senior VP, digital strategy and business development. Rondinelli's responsibilities will include actively searching for new ...

  10. Warner Music Group, Internet Phone Service Enter Deal

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has agreed to license its catalog of master ringtones to the Internet-based Skype telephone service. The Skype service allows customers to use the Internet to make telephone calls. Warner Music Group has agreed to license its ca ...

  11. Spitzer Spawns Scrutiny

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The major labels' use of "most favored nation" (MFN) clauses in deals with download and subscription retailers are receiving increased industry scrutiny in the wake of New York State Attorney General The major labels’ use of “most f ...

  12. Warner Music Group Signs On With iRadio

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Second major label to back service. Warner Music Group has signed on with Motorola’s fledgling iRadio, a service that allows subscribers to access over 400 channels of commercial free music and talk programming from their cell phone. WMG is now th ...

  13. WMG To Pay Out Dividend

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST $80M annual payout expected. Warner Music Group on Thursday (Dec. 30) said it will begin to pay out a quarterly dividend of 13 cents per share or about $19.3 million. The dividend, plans for which were announced in October, is payable Feb. 17, 200 ...

  14. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) beat James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) to the No. 1 slot for 2005 as the Warner Music Group claimed the top two on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums ch Green Day&# ...

  15. Linkin Park Inks New Deal With Warner

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Linkin Park has settled its contract feud with Warner Music Group. The popular rock act inked a reported five-album, $15 million pact with Warner Bros. Records on Dec. 27, reversing an earlier demand Linkin Park has settled its contract feud with ...

  16. Devo Revamps Tracks For Kids

    December 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST A new generation of music fans will get hip to one of new wave's most iconic acts through Devo 2.0. A new generation of music fans will get hip to one of new wave's most iconic acts through Devo 2.0. For the project, all five members of ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Br Green Day's &quo ...

  19. Publisher Apologizes To Online Lyrics Tool

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner/Chappell admits it was trigger-happy with a cease-and-desist letter. Is the music industry finally learning to think before it threatens? The saga started in early December, in what has become almost standard practice: the music industry us ...

  20. Hopeless Moves To ADA

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Koch adds three to distro roster. Rock label Hopeless Records is moving its catalog and new releases to Warner Music Group’s Alternative Distribution Alliance. In an unrelated move, Koch Entertainment Distribution in Port Washington, N.Y. has adde ...

  21. Hopeless Switches From Koch To ADA

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock label Hopeless Records is moving its catalog and new releases to Warner Music Group's Alternative Distribution Alliance. In an unrelated move, Koch Entertainment Distribution in Port Washington, Rock label Hopeless Records is moving its ...

  22. Linkin Park 'Resolving Differences' With WMG

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Band at work on next set. A few months after demanding its release from Warner Music Group, Linkin Park and the label have begun to settle their issues. "We're resolving our differences and we're looking forward to putting out a rec ...

  23. Warner, BT In Landmark U.K. Accord

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Developing on-demand music programming. Warner Music U.K. will become the first music content provider for the new "TV over Broadband" service to be launched next year in the U.K. by telephone operator British Telecom. The two companies ...

  24. Warner And BT In Landmark U.K. Accord

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music U.K. will become the first music content provider for the new "TV over Broadband" service to be launched next year in the U.K. by telephone operator British Telecom. Warner Music U.K. will become the first music content prov ...

  25. Warner Music Narrows Q4 Loss

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Warner Music Group today (Dec. 1) reported a net loss of $30 million, or 21 cents per diluted share, on sales of $905 million for the three-month period ended Sept. 30. The Warner Music Group today (Dec. 1) reported a net loss of $30 million, ...

  26. Warner Agrees To Payola Settlement

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has become the second major label company to settle with New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer's office in its ongoing payola investigation. Warner Music Group has become the second major label company to settle with New ...

  27. Adelstein Dubs WMG Payola Pact 'Breakthrough'

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Calls for FCC to act on the evidence. FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein quickly reacted to the news today of a settlement by the New York Attorney General’s office and Warner Music Group on issues of payola. In a prepared statement, Adelstein sa ...

  28. AG Filing Against Warner Music: Down And Dirty

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bribes included trips, tix, computers, TVs, iPods, etc. New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's charges against Warner Music Group run along similar lines to those hefted against Sony BMG Music earlier this year: inappropriate lavish ...

  29. Warner Agrees To Payola Settlement

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has become the second major label company to settle with New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer's office in its ongoing payola investigation. Warner Music Group has become the second major label company to settle with New ...

  30. EMI Music Mexico Names GM

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Camilo Lara was most recently A&R/Mktg VP at EMM. Camilo Lara has been promoted to GM for EMI Music Mexico. Lara was most recently VP of A&R and marketing for the label. He will report to Marco Bissi, CEO for EMI Music Latin America an ...

  31. Warner Music Launches e-Label

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has launched Cordless Recordings, an e-label created by former Elektra CEO Jac Holzman. The label will be based in New York and Jason Fiber, founder of Superfecta Recordings, has be Warner Music Group has launched Cordless Recor ...

  32. Sanctuary To Cut Staff By 25%

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT North American offices to run with reduced staff. The Sanctuary Group will reduce its headcount by 175 employees (25% of its worldwide staff) by the end of this year, reveals a memo from CEO Andy Taylor that was emailed to the staff earlier today ...

  33. Not For Sale: Sanctuary Taken Off The Market

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Troubled U.K.-based music indie Sanctuary group took down its for sale sign Sept. 26 with a statement to the London Stock Exchange in which it said the company intended to cut costs and rebuild instea LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Troubled U. ...

  34. Warner Releases Fourth Quarter Financials

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To pay dividend of 13 cents per share. Warner Music Group will take a $25-$30 million charge against its fiscal fourth quarter financial results in connection with its integration of Lava Records into The Atlantic Records Group. The company says a ...

  35. White Promoted At Warner Music Group

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Moves to senior VP position. George White has been promoted to senior VP of strategy and product development at Warner Music Group. White, who was formerly VP of technology business development, is based in New York and will continue to report to ...

  36. Indies Clear P2P Distribution

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group are among the latest indie label groups clearing their content for distribution through legitimate P2P services. Each company has inked a deal with San Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group ...

  37. Rhino Lines Up Trump Mobile Offering

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Entertainment, a division of Warner Music Group, is developing and distributing a line of mobile content based on Donald Trump's voice recordings and images. The Trump Mobile content will includ Rhino Entertainment, a division of Warner ...

  38. WB Pictures Names Higman To Senior VP Post

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Darren Higman has made the move to Warner Bros. Pictures as the studio's senior VP of music. Higman was senior VP of soundtracks for Warner Music Group. Darren Higman has made the move to Warner Bros. Pictures as the studio's senior VP o ...

  39. Warner/Chappell VP Runyon Dies

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jeff Runyon, Warner/Chappell Music VP of administration, passed away suddenly on Aug. 28. NEW YORK -- Jeff Runyon, Warner/Chappell Music VP of administration, passed away suddenly on Aug. 28. The cause of death was not disclosed. He was 56. Memori ...

  40. Warner/Chappell VP Runyon Dies

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Memorial services set for Tuesday. Jeff Runyon, Warner/Chappell Music VP of administration, passed away suddenly on Aug. 28. The cause of death was not disclosed. He was 56. Memorial services will be held Sept. 6, 2:00 p.m., at Forest Lawn’s Churc ...

  41. WMG Promotes Peters

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has promoted Elliott Peters to the newly created position of VP, senior counsel and head of digital legal affairs. NEW YORK -- Warner Music Group has promoted Elliott Peters to the newly created position of VP, senior counsel an ...

  42. Warner Creates Digital Legal Post

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elliott Peters takes on new position. Warner Music Group has promoted Elliott Peters to the newly created position of VP, senior counsel and head of digital legal affairs. For his new media responsibilities, Peters will take the primary legal role ...

  43. Atlantic's Jason Flom Exits

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has confirmed that Jason Flom is out as chairman/CEO of The Atlantic Records Group 17 months after he was named to the post. NEW YORK -- Warner Music Group has confirmed that Jason Flom is out as chairman/CEO of The Atlantic Rec ...

  44. WEA Names CFO

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group's U.S. sales and retail marketing company, WEA Corp., has appointed Matt Signore as its CFO. Warner Music Group's U.S. sales and retail marketing company, WEA Corp., has appointed Matt Signore as its CFO. Signore will ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Sprint Nabs Sony BMG, EMI For Wireless Service

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Also in licensing talks with Warner Music Group. Also in licensing talks with Warner Music Group. News ...

  47. Sprint Nabs Sony BMG, EMI For Wireless Service

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG and EMI Music Group have agreed to license their music for Sprint PCS' upcoming wireless music download service, a source close to the situation tells Billboard.biz. Sony BMG and EMI Music Group have agreed to license their music for ...

  48. WEA Names CFO

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matt Signore moves to role from Island Def Jam. Warner Music Group's U.S. sales and retail marketing company, WEA Corp., has appointed Matt Signore as its CFO. Signore will be based in New York and report to WEA Corp.'s president/CEO Joh ...

  49. Atlantic's Jason Flom Exits

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has confirmed that Jason Flom is out as chairman/CEO of The Atlantic Records Group 17 months after he was named to the post. Craig Kallman--formerly co-chairman and COO of the label Warner Music Group has confirmed that Jason Fl ...

  50. WMI Reinforces Digital Exec Team

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has augmented the executive structure of its London-based digital team in a strategic attempt to step-up its position in the digital space. Warner Music International has augmented the executive structure of its London-b ...

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