Warner Music Group

  1. Warner Receives New Spitzer Subpoena

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group says it has received a subpoena from New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer for more information in connection with an investigation into allegations of industry-wide payola-like p NEW YORK -- Warner Music Group says it has rec ...

  2. WMG Eyes $581M From IPO

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group says in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it expects to receive net proceeds of $581 million, after deducting expenses associated with its upcoming $750 mill NEW YORK -- Warner Music Group says in a filin ...

  3. Blackstone To Helm Warner/Chappell

    April 12, 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. WMG Eyes $581M From IPO

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Most proceeds will pay debt, owners. Warner Music Group says in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that it expects to receive net proceeds of $581 million after deducting expenses associated with its upcoming $750 million initial ...

  6. Starbucks Launching 'Hear Music' Series

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retailer aims to break new artists. In its latest move into the music business, Starbucks is launching the "Hear Music Debut" CD series, a program to help labels break new artists. Lava Records' Antigone Rising is the first act to t ...

  7. IDJ Names Marketing Chief

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has named Greg Thompson as executive VP of marketing. Thompson joins IDJ from Warner Music Group, where he has served as executive VP/GM of Elektra since 1999. Island Def Jam Music Group has named Greg Thompson as execut ...

  8. IDJ Names Marketing Chief

    March 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has named Greg Thompson as executive VP of marketing. Thompson joins IDJ from Warner Music Group, where he has served as executive VP/GM of Elektra since 1999. Island Def Jam Music Group has named Greg Thompson as execut ...

  9. Gibson Dunn Adds To Litigation Team

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added litigators to its media and entertainment teams in New York and Denver. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added litigators to its media and entertainment teams in New York and Denver. In New York, Cynthia Ar ...

  10. Snyder Joins Gibson Dunn

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Orin Snyder has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York. Formerly head of the New York and east coast litigation unit for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Snyder will continue his intellectual pr Orin Snyder has joined Gibson, Dunn &a ...

  11. CinemaNow, MediaPass Ink Mobile Vid Deals

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST CinemaNow and MediaPass Network have inked separate deals with Microsoft to make music videos available for downloading and viewing on Windows Mobile-enabled devices, including portable media centers, LOS ANGELES -- CinemaNow and MediaPass Network ...

  12. CinemaNow, MediaPass Ink Mobile Vid Deals

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Services work with Microsoft-enabled devices. CinemaNow and MediaPass Network have inked separate deals with Microsoft to make music videos available for downloading and viewing on Windows Mobile-enabled devices, including portable media centers, ...

  13. Ames Joins EMI As Consultant

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Warner chief becomes EMI senior advisor. EMI Group has confirmed that Roger Ames will join the major in a consultancy role. The former Warner Music Group chairman/CEO has been appointed as a senior advisor, reporting to EMI Recorded Music c ...

  14. Sprint PCS Introduces Video Ringtones

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sprint PCS has launched a service that integrates clips of music videos for select master ringtones. Subscribers who download a video ringtone will hear the master recording clip and will view the mus LOS ANGELES -- Sprint PCS has launched a servi ...

  15. 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, ...

  16. Sprint Introduces Video Ringtones

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner agrees to license clips. Sprint PCS has launched a service that integrates clips of music videos for select master ringtones. Subscribers who download a video ringtone will hear the master recording clip and will view the music video at the ...

  17. WEA Ups Jbara

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec named senior VP. WEA Corp. has promoted Mike Jbara from VP to senior VP of production and media operations. He will oversee operational aspects of preproduction, production and distribution of Warner Music Group content in the United States. ...

  18. The DJ Connection: Personality Radio Is Missing Link In Marketing Chain

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST After several years of free fall, the music industry has begun to regroup but still has not returned to significant growth. The industry is trying to make up lost ground through marketing initiatives Harold Childs (harold@entertainment.net) is a m ...

  19. WEA Ups Mirabella

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST WEA Corp. has promoted Adam Mirabella from VP to senior VP of e-commerce. WEA Corp. has promoted Adam Mirabella from VP to senior VP of e-commerce. Mirabella oversees a team of account managers who work with Warner Music Group's digital servi ...

  20. Update: M.I.A. Release Date Set

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST A U.S. release date of March 22 has been confirmed for M.I.A.'s debut album "Arular." Additionally, details have emerged on the artist's relationship with Interscope, reported here earlier this week. A U.S. release date of Marc ...

  21. Update: M.I.A. Release Date Set

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Interscope details confirmed. A U.S. release date of March 22 has been confirmed for M.I.A.'s debut album "Arular." Additionally, details have emerged on the artist's relationship with Interscope, reported here earlier this wee ...

  22. Warner Strategic Partners With P&G

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like Devo before them, Warner Music Group catalogue artists like Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and Sixpence None The Richer are adding spice to the home cleaning experience. Like Devo before them, Warner Bros. artists like Aretha Franklin, Queen ...

  23. EMI Inks Deal With Peer Impact

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wurld Media says it has secured a licensing deal for its commercial peer-to-peer download service, Peer Impact, with EMI Music. Wurld says it is now the first P2P network with agreements with all four NEW YORK -- Wurld Media says it has secured a ...

  24. EMI Inks Deal With Peer Impact

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wurld Media says it has secured a licensing deal for its commercial peer-to-peer download service Peer Impact with EMI Music. Wurld says it is now the first P2P network with agreements with all four m Wurld Media says it has secured a licensing de ...

  25. Bronfman Urges Lawyers To Be Creative

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music Group chairman/CEO, presented the keynote speech at the Grammy Foundation's seventh annual Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon and scholarship presentation Feb. 11 Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music Group ch ...

  26. Behind the Deal: Law Students Win Grammy Foundation Scholarships

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Grammy Foundation's seventh annual Entertainment Law Initiative (ELI) luncheon and scholarship presentation was held on Feb. 11 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gathering at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Ho The Grammy Foundation's seventh annu ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. WMG Picks Up American

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. announced on Feb. 11. NEW YORK -- Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Infinity Names Marketing Prez

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Goodman upped from exec VP. Infinity Broadcasting has promoted David Goodman from executive VP to president of marketing. Based in New York, he reports to Infinity chairman/CEO Joel Hollander. Since joining Infinity in 2002, Goodman has played a k ...

  31. WMG To Pick Up American

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, a source confirms. Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, a source confirms. The label, which is currently distributed by Universal Music ...

  32. Bad Boy, Warner In Talks

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: P.Diddy looking to sell label stake. Sean "P.Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Entertainment is considering a move to Warner Music Group from Universal Music Group, a source familiar with the situation confirms. WMG may buy an equity s ...

  33. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry - An Interview with Michael Sukin

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST As 2004 came to a close, <I>Billboard</I> sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. Their work in connection with the industry varies. For example, Attorney General Joh As 2004 came to a close, Billboard ...

  34. WMG Offers Videos Via Verizon

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clips part of V CAST broadband service. Warner Music Group has agreed to provide Verizon Wireless subscribers with access to its music video catalog as part of the mobile operator's V CAST mulitmedia content service. The move makes WMG the fi ...

  35. Sony BMG Sets Initial DualDisc Titles

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Current, catalog releases bow Feb. 8. After postponing a fall 2004 launch for DualDisc, Sony BMG is set to introduce its first titles in the format. The company will issue 18 titles Feb. 8, one Feb. 22 and two more March 1. The launch will include ...

  36. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview with Michael Guido

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Guido is a partner with Carroll, Guido &amp; Groffman in New York. His clients include Jay-Z, OutKast, Velvet Revolver and Richie Sambora. The following is an edited version of his interview o As 2004 came to a close, Billboard sat dow ...

  37. WEA Picks Up Rap Label Legion

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has inked a deal with Legion Records, a new Chicago-based label started by rap act Do or Die. Legion will be distributed through WEA and will have access to the marketing and promot LOS ANGELES -- Warner Music Group has inked a ...

  38. Warner Names Lawyer For Incubators

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group will announce today (Jan. 13) the appointment of Mark Robinson as lead attorney for its <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=100 Warner Music Group will announce today ...

  39. WEA Picks Up Rap Label Legion

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has inked a deal with, Legion Records, a new Chicago-based label started by rap act Do or Die. Legion will be distributed through WEA and will have access to the marketing and promo Warner Music Group has inked a deal with, Legi ...

  40. WEA Picks Up Rap Label Legion

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has inked a deal with, Legion Records, a new Chicago-based label started by rap act Do or Die. Legion will be distributed through WEA and will have access to the marketing and promo Warner Music Group has inked a deal with, Legi ...

  41. Warner's Asylum Inks Three

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group's Asylum Records has signed marketing and distribution agreements with three urban independents. The deals are with Houston labels Rap-A-Lot and Swisha House/Swisha Blast, as well a LOS ANGELES -- Warner Music Group's ...

  42. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started l NEW YORK -- In a flat sales year, the music bu ...

  43. Retail Track

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Signs seem to be pointing toward Warner Music Group making a public stock offering, possibly as soon as this summer. Read Ed Christman's column. Signs seem to be pointing toward Warner Music Group making a public stock offering, possibly as s ...

  44. Retail Track

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Signs seem to be pointing toward Warner Music Group making a public stock offering, possibly as soon as this summer. Read Ed Christman's column. Signs seem to be pointing toward Warner Music Group making a public stock offering, possibly as s ...

  45. Retail Track

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Signs seem to be pointing toward Warner Music Group making a public stock offering, possibly as soon as this summer. Read Ed Christman's column. Signs seem to be pointing toward Warner Music Group making a public stock offering, possibly as s ...

  46. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Majors, digital distributors showed gains. In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started last ...

  47. Warner's Asylum Inks Three

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group's Asylum Records has signed marketing and distribution agreements with three urban independents. The deals are with Houston labels Rap-A-Lot and Swisha House/Swisha Blast, as well a Warner Music Group's Asylum Records ...

  48. Warner's Asylum Inks Three

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group's Asylum Records has signed marketing and distribution agreements with three urban independents. The deals are with Houston labels Rap-A-Lot and Swisha House/Swisha Blast, as well a Warner Music Group's Asylum Records ...

  49. 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/ ...

  50. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview With Kenny Meiselas

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST As 2004 came to a close,<i>Billboard</i> sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. As 2004 came to a close, Billboard sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. Their work ...

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