Warner Music Group

  1. 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 ...

  2. FCC Chairman Calls For Federal Payola Investigation

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Under pressure to act upon payola allegations uncovered in the wake of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's settlement with New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Federal Communications Commission c NEW YORK -- Under pressure to act upon pa ...

  3. Ex-FCC Chairman Powell Joins Providence Equity

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell has joined private equity firm Providence Equity Partners, which focuses on the media and communications sectors, as a senior advisor. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former Federal Comm ...

  4. Mix & Burn Launches Upgraded Kiosks

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Approved by Sony BMG and Warner Music Group. Mix & Burn introduced upgraded kiosks approved by major music labels Sony BMG and Warner Music Group. The kiosks allow retail customers to purchase, download and play major label content directly on ...

  5. FCC Chairman Calls For Federal Payola Investigation

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Evidence of violations will bring 'swift action.' Under pressure to act upon payola allegations uncovered in the wake of Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s settlement with New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Federal Communications ...

  6. FCC Chairman Calls For Federal Payola Investigation

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Evidence of violations will bring 'swift action.' Under pressure to act upon payola allegations uncovered in the wake of Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s settlement with New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Federal Communications ...

  7. Indie Labels Are Seeking Their Fair Share

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Defining the independent music sector by label ownership rather than distribution. Don Rose is acting president of the American Assn. of Independent Music. Independence is about spirit. The spirit of entrepreneurship. The spirit of innovation. And ...

  8. Payola Probe Fallout Begins

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer creates some waves as he settled the state's payola probe against Sony BMG Music Entertainment. NEW YORK -- New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has settled the state's payola probe against Sony ...

  9. Sony BMG Agrees to $10M 'Payola' Settlement

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the nation's biggest music companies, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, agreed Monday to pay $10 million and to stop paying radio station employees to feature its artists to settle an investigation One of the nation's biggest music co ...

  10. Sony BMG Near Radio Tactics Settlement

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Company expected to admit misconduct. New York state's attorney general and Sony BMG Music Entertainment are close to a settlement over accusations that the record company giant used improper tactics to influence radio programmers to play its ...

  11. ColliPark Lands At Asylum

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta-based ColliPark Music has joined forces with Asylum Records, a Warner Music Group incubator label designed to provide a variety of services to urban and independent music labels. Atlanta-based ColliPark Music has joined forces with Asylum ...

  12. Warner Gets 'Buy' Rating

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Bank Securities, an underwriter in the recent Warner Music Group IPO, has issued a buy rating on major label’s stock. In a July 6 research note to investors, analyst Douglas Mitchelson said Deutsche Bank Securities, an underwriter in the ...

  13. DualDisc: Delivering Value

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The creative possibilities are endless, and the potential for DualDisc has already been demonstrated. If you don't believe me, try listening to Miles Davis' timeless recording "Kind of Blue" in sparkl Fred Fox is executive VP o ...

  14. GROKSTER COVERAGE: Official Responses

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups, Congressional leaders and other interested parties offer early responses. Bo Andersen, president of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) "VSDA is gratified that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for those who intent ...

  15. K-OS Wins Big At MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performers included the Killers, Black Eyed Peas. Toronto hip hopper K-OS, whose real name is Kevin Brereton, was the big winner last night (June 19) at the 2005 MuchMusic Video Awards held at the CHUM Ltd. headquarters in downtown Toronto. The th ...

  16. Blackstone Begins At Warner/Chappell

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Richard Blackstone took hold of the reins at Warner/Chappell Music on May 28, one day after an early release from his Zomba employment agreement. NEW YORK -- Richard Blackstone took hold of the reins at Warner/Chappell Music on May 28, one day aft ...

  17. Sanctuary In Buyout Talks

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Sanctuary Group confirmed June 3 that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. LONDON -- The Sanctuary Group confirmed June 3 that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. "There have been preliminary tal ...

  18. Waits Questions Download Royalties

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A suit filed by Tom Waits' Third Story Music against Warner Music Group seeks to set the record straight on whether a label that provides recordings for digital downloads is licensing masters or selli NEW YORK -- A suit filed by Tom Waits ...

  19. Waits Sues WMG Over Download Payments

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks definition of licensing vs. sales. Tom Waits’ Third Story Music sued Warner Music Group May 31, seeking a court declaration of whether providing recordings for digital downloads should be classified as a license or a sale. The complaint ...

  20. Waits Sues WMG Over Download Payments

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks definition of licensing vs. sales. Tom Waits’ Third Story Music sued Warner Music Group May 31, seeking a court declaration of whether providing recordings for digital downloads should be classified as a license or a sale. The complaint ...

  21. EMI, Melodeo Pact On Mobile Content

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has agreed to supply digitalized music to Seattle-based mobile-music content provider Melodeo's services in Europe. EMI Music has agreed to supply digitalized music to Seattle-based mobile-music content provider Melodeo's servi ...

  22. Hip Hop Artist Cam'ron Signs With Asylum

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Agreement includes his Diplomat Records. Asylum Records, Warner Music Group's incubator label designed to provide a variety of services to urban and independent music labels and artists, has signed deals with platinum selling hip-hop artist C ...

  23. N.Y. Subpoenas Sony BMG Execs In Radio Probe

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner and at least a dozen other Sony BMG executives received subpoenas in recent weeks in New York's ongoing probe into radio promotion activities, sour NEW YORK -- Sony Music Label Group U.S. p ...

  24. IDJMG Promotes Thompson to EVP Of Promotion

    May 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Greg Thompson has been appointed executive VP of promotion for Island Def Jam Music Group. In this new position, Mr. Thompson will oversee the activities of IDJ's promotion (excluding urban promotion Greg Thompson has been appointed executive ...

  25. N.Y. Subpoenas Sony BMG Execs In Radio Probe

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner and at least a dozen other Sony BMG executives received subpoenas in recent weeks in New York's ongoing probe into radio promotion activities, sour Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO ...

  26. N.Y. Subpoenas Sony BMG Execs In Radio Probe

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sources confirm Ienner among those to be questioned. Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner and at least a dozen other Sony BMG executives received subpoenas in recent weeks in New York’s ongoing probe into radio promotion activities ...

  27. Warner Music Reveals Net Loss

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group says it posted a fiscal second quarter net loss of $18 million vs. a net loss of $45 million during the same period a year ago. Warner Music Group says it posted a fiscal second quarter net loss of $18 million vs. a net loss of ...

  28. WMG Stock Ends Second Day Down 1.8%

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group stock fell another 1.8% in its second day of trading, closing at $16.10 today (May 12). The stock is down 90 cents from the $17 price tag it carried when it issued its IPO. Warner Music Group stock fell another 1.8% in its secon ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 t Shares in Warner Music Group stumbled out ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Rogers Offers Full Song Downloads To Mobile

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT UMG, WMG have licensed music. Canada's largest wireless operator, Rogers Wireless, became the first carrier in North America to offer full-song, wireless music downloads to their mobile phones with the introduction of its Rogers MusicStore se ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. Linkin Park Wants Out Of Warner Bros. Contract

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release from Warner Music Group in the wake of a dispute over a renegotiation of the band's contract. NEW YORK -- Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release fr ...

  35. Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte NEW YORK -- The Universal Music Group has agre ...

  36. Update: Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell i ...

  37. Update: Caparro Lines-Up UMG, Glenayre Deal

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell its U.S. and Hanover, Germany, CD and DVD manufacturing and distribution facilities to Glenayre Technologies in a deal engineered by Jim Caparro, the latte The Universal Music Group has agreed to sell i ...

  38. WMG Appoints D.C.-Based Policy VP

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP, public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' Warner Music Group has appointed Lin ...

  39. Linkin Park Wants Out Of Warner Bros. Contract

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park is demanding its release from Warner Music Group in the wake of a dispute over a renegotiation of the band's contract. Group owes four more records, seeks ne Warner Bros. Records rock act Linkin Park ...

  40. WMG Names Gov't Relations VP

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D.C. insider former House counsel. Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP of public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' ...

  41. WMG Names Gov't Relations VP

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT D.C. insider former House counsel. Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP of public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' ...

  42. Sony Nashville's Gershon Heads To Warner Bros.

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Nashville music executive Tracy Gershon is leaving Sony Music Nashville, where she serves as senior director of A&R and artist development, to join Warner Bros.' Nashville division as VP o Veteran Nashville music executive Tra ...

  43. WMI Names CFO In London

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has named Joseph (Jos) de Raaij as CFO. Based in London, he will report to COO Gero Caccia. Warner Music International has named Joseph (Jos) de Raaij as CFO. Based in London, he will report to COO Gero Caccia. De Raaij ...

  44. WMI Names CFO In London

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jos de Raaij worked for WMG in New York. Warner Music International has named Joseph (Jos) de Raaij as CFO. Based in London, he will report to COO Gero Caccia. De Raaij -- who replaces WMI senior VP/CFO Brian Porritt -- will work closely with WMI& ...

  45. WMI Names CFO In London

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jos de Raaij worked for WMG in New York. Warner Music International has named Joseph (Jos) de Raaij as CFO. Based in London, he will report to COO Gero Caccia. De Raaij -- who replaces WMI senior VP/CFO Brian Porritt -- will work closely with WMI& ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. UMG, WMG Ink Video-On-Demand Deals With AOL

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT America Online will begin paying Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group for access to their music video libraries under a pair of video-on-demand licensing agreements to be announced tomorrow (A America Online will begin paying Universal Mus ...

  49. 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' ...

  50. WMG Names Investor-Relations Exec

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Krutnick joins from Smith Barney. Warner Music Group, which is gearing up for a $750 million initial public offering, has named Jill S. Krutnick as senior VP of investor relations and corporate development. Krutnick joins the company from Smith Ba ...

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