Warner Music Group

  1. Web Trends: LCD Soundsystem Muppets Video, Bottles Of Beer Song, Radiohead's Albums Ranked

    February 24, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Ranked: Radiohead Albums from Worst to Best YouTube Most Viewed Today: 1. BIGBANG TONIGHT TEASER 2. Bottles of Beer - (Your Favorite Martian music v ...

  2. What Ever Happened To Choruss? An Interview with Jim Griffin

    February 24, 2011 2:19 PM EST Jim Griffin Choruss was started by Griffin's consulting firm OneHouse LLC and Warner Music Group as an experiment in innovative business models. The goal was to work with colleges and universities to find new ways for students to legally acqu ...

  3. Is Spotify Really 'A Few Weeks Away' From Universal Deal? Probably Not, Source Says

    February 24, 2011 1:21 PM EST Is Spotify really "a few weeks away" from signing Universal Music Group to a licensing deal, as reported in a recent Reuters story ? "Anything's possible," a source from one of the companies involved who requested anonymit ...

  4. Italy's 2010 Music Sales Drops Slightly to $234 Million, Offset by Strong Digital Revenues

    February 23, 2011 4:02 PM EST FIMI, the Italian recording industry association, just announced its sales figures for 2010. The €170 million (about $234 million) in overall sales for 2010 represents a relatively small drop of less than 4% from 2009's €176 million total ($2 ...

  5. Web Trends: Chubby Kid Lip-Synchs, New Gucci Mane Video, Bieber Cuts Hair

    February 23, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Justin Bieber Cut His Hair, Finally 2. Chubby Asian Kid's Awesome Lipdub Chubby Asian Kid's Awesome Lipdub - Watch more Funny Videos 3. To ...

  6. Rumored and Reported: The Latest on Major Label Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions

    February 22, 2011 2:23 PM EST Terra Firma's failed investment in EMI has set in motion a series of events that could lead to major changes in the music industry. Numerous and rather speculative media reports are detailing the steps being taken by Warner Music Group, BMG R ...

  7. Spotify, Google Music Rumors Heat Up

    February 17, 2011 6:39 PM EST The EMI Music Group's reportedly "almost there" U.S. licensing deal with Spotify may now be complete. AllThingsD , citing "multiple sources" reported today that the deal is complete. If true, that would make the second maj ...

  8. Web Trends: Watch Rihanna's BRIT Awards Performance, Glasvegas' New Tune, James Earl Jones Reads Justin Bieber

    February 17, 2011 3:00 PM EST Google Trends: 16. DatPiff DatPiff, a site that allows users to download mixtapes that have been created by DJs and artists for promo use for free, has been receiving a heightened amount of attention following Valentine's Day, when a number o ...

  9. Web Trends: Watch Bruno Mars, B.o.B. and Janelle Monae's Grammy Performance, Glenn Beck & Muse, Japanese Music Videos

    February 16, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Hacking The Flaming Lips New YouTube Experiment 2. LCD Soundsystem Makes Last Ever TV Appearance on Colbert 3. 5 Most Terrifyingly Homoerotic Japane ...

  10. Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Jeff Beck Light Up Warner Grammy After-Party

    February 14, 2011 4:39 PM EST After an impressive night of Grammy victories for Warner Music Group, the label threw an after-party at the Hollywood SoHo House. While boldface names like Jay-Z, Heidi Klum and Kate Hudson were among the revelers, the real guests of honor were WM ...

  11. Web Trends: a 'Zombie Love Song' Video to Watch, 10 Boy Bands to Love

    February 10, 2011 4:01 PM EST Google Trends: 15. Julie Zorrilla The 20-year-old Colombian-American performed on last night's episode of "American Idol," making it through to the Hollywood round. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Bob Dylan To Perform With Mumfor ...

  12. Business Matters: Warner Loses Over $100 Million In Market Capitalization

    February 09, 2011 6:43 PM EST Warner Loses Over $100 Million In Market Capitalization -- Shares of Warner Music Group fell 9.79% to $5.62 on Tuesday, knocking off $94.5 million of the company's market capitalization. Shares fell another 1.4% to $5.54 on Wednesday, reducin ...

  13. Web Trends: Watch Prince Boot Kim Kardashian Off Stage, Pauly D 'Beat Dat Beat' With Keenan

    February 08, 2011 4:40 PM EST Google Trends: There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Katy Perry Wears The Best Dress Ever 2. Rolling Stone Photoshops Katy Perry 3. Celebrities Butchering the National Anthem 4. Justin Bieber Cameos on ...

  14. Business Matters: Spotify Readies Payment System for U.S. Launch

    February 08, 2011 3:31 PM EST Waiting For Godot (Spotify): Music Cloud Readies Payment System for U.S. Launch -- Spotify is telling U.S. users (what few exist) that it hopes to launch "in the coming months." Here's part of an email that was sent from Spotify to ...

  15. Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman Optimistic About Spotify, Digital Despite 14% Revenue Drop

    February 08, 2011 11:51 AM EST Even though Warner Music Group's revenues dropped 14% in its last quarter, chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. used the company's Tuesday earnings call to express hope for diversified revenue and new cloud-based music services. "We ...

  16. Web Trends: Michael Jackson Is Driving A Cab In Brazil (Watch); Toro y Moi Mix (Listen); Funkmaster Flex Arrested

    February 04, 2011 3:00 PM EST Google Trends 18. XM Radio Online The satellite radio giant has merged the Sirius and XM Radio websites and launched a new web player. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Three White Stripes Songs Predicting the Band's Demise 2. William Shatne ...

  17. Business Matters: U.S. Retail e-Commerce Up 11% Last Quarter

    February 04, 2011 2:57 PM EST Ecommerce: Increasingly The Real Deal -- U.S. retail ecommerce reached $43.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to comScore. That makes for an 11% increase over the fourth quarter of 2009. It was the second time in 2010 a quarter had ...

  18. Michael Kyser Named Atlantic's First-Ever President Of Black Music

    February 03, 2011 6:20 PM EST Michael Kyser has been named the first-ever President of Black Music for the Atlantic Records Group. The announcement was made today by Atlantic Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald and Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. Kyser, who began his music career two dec ...

  19. Web Trends: Lil Wayne's Packers Rap, Hulk Hogan Vs. Kim Jong-Il, David Guetta

    February 03, 2011 1:20 PM EST Google Trends: 5. green and yellow lil wayne The rapper has released a freestyle promoting the Green Bay Packers that plays off Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow." Lil Wayne - Green And Yellow by uristocrat Digg Music News/Video 24 Ho ...

  20. Web Trends: White Stripes Split-Up, James Blake To Universal & My Balls

    February 02, 2011 3:00 PM EST Google Trends: There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Coachella's Six-Day Sellout: Blame the Mexicans! YouTube Most Viewed Today: 1. GD&TOP - Baby Good Night M/V 2. Photoshop Tutorial Rap 3. Lu ...

  21. Now That Citigroup Has Taken Over EMI, What's Next?

    February 01, 2011 4:26 PM EST Citigroup's earlier-than-expected takeover of EMI Group and its recapitalization of the company's balance sheet effectively presses the fast-forward button on a resolution of the major label group's fate. The bank had been widely ex ...

  22. Web Trends: Moby's Acid-Tripping Home Intruder, Best Coast Live, Do Fury

    February 01, 2011 4:00 PM EST Google Trends: 6. Rock on the Range 2011 The Columbus rock festival has announced their lineup for the May 21-22 show. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Moby Rewards Acid-Tripping Home Intruder With Cash, Sweater 2. The Oscars 2011: Five best sou ...

  23. EMI And Warner Music: Destined To Be Together?

    January 28, 2011 10:05 AM EST No matter what happens to EMI or Warner Music Group (WMG), it always seems that speculation about their respective fates is intertwined with that of the other. That was true during the protracted will-they-or-won't-they merger speculation tha ...

  24. Warner Music and EMI For Sale? It Could Happen, Insiders Say

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST All hell has broken loose in the music business: The Warner Music Group will be shopped while it prepares to buy EMI, should that company come up for sale, according to reports. Sources told The New York Times that the private equity firms that ow ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Warner Music and EMI For Sale? It Could Happen, Insiders Say

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST All hell has broken loose in the music business: The Warner Music Group will be shopped while it prepares to buy EMI, should that company come up for sale, according to reports. Sources told The New York Times that the private equity firms that ow ...

  27. Warner Music Shares Soar On Sale Reports

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of Warner Music Group surged nearly 23 percent on Friday on news that the world's No. 3 music company is up for sale. Warner Music has hired Goldman Sachs as an advisor to help with the process, a source familiar with the matter said o ...

  28. Warner Music Shares Soar On Sale Reports

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of Warner Music Group surged nearly 23 percent on Friday on news that the world's No. 3 music company is up for sale . Warner Music has hired Goldman Sachs as an advisor to help with the process, a source familiar with the matter said ...

  29. Report: Warner Hires Goldman Sachs to Find Buyer (and Seller)

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs to find a potential buyer for all or part of the company, according to a report by the New York Times' DealBook blog . Warner is said to have been approached in recent months by priva ...

  30. Top Warner Execs 2010 Pay Increased Despite Revenue Losses

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group's top two executives took home more money in 2010 than they did the year before, according to details in a recent SEC filing . Judging from the amounts of their bonuses, Warner's leadership exceeded their 2010 goals. C ...

  31. Web Trends: Coachella Mania, Boy George Returns Stolen Christ, Dylan's Book Deal

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Trends: 6. Alex Lambert Despite earlier reports -- namely on Lambert's Twitter -- the contest on last season's American Idol is not currently homeless . 12. Coachella 2011 The California music festival has announced its 2011 lineu ...

  32. FanBridge Raises $2 Million, Acquires Damntheradio

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST FanBridge raised $2 million in funding and has acquired B2B social marketing service Damntheradio for an undisclosed sum, according to a post on FanBridge's blog . The New York-based startup offers a fan management platform that allows artist ...

  33. Web Trends: Juggalos Heading to HBO, Feline Hates Bieber, Slutwave

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Trends: There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Cat Hates Justin Bieber (Video) 2. OMHolyWTF?!? Lady Gaga projected to make $100 million in 2011 3. "Juggalo News" Is Heading To HBO (Vid) ...

  34. Web Trends: Dire Straits, Grammy Awards, Taylor Swift and more

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Trends: There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Canadian Group: Classic Dire Straits Song Offensive for use of word 'gentlemen' 2. Eminem, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry to perform at Grammy Awar ...

  35. Spotify 'Near' a U.S. Deal: We've Heard That One Before ...

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST Hey! The New York Post is reporting that Spotify is about to launch in the U.S., so it must be true! It's not like we've heard about imminent Spotify launches in the past or anything. Oh wait -- we have. And none of them were true. The P ...

  36. Record Store Day 2011 Set For April 16

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST The fourth annual Record Store Day has been set for April 16. Held annually on the third Saturday of April, Record Store Day aims to celebrate the culture of more than 1,400 independent music stores around the world by hosting in-store events and ...

  37. Web Trends: Gucci Mane's Face Tattoo, Ari Up, SuBo Back in the Studio

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Trends: 13. Gucci Mane tattoo face The rapper has had the image of an ice cream cone tattooed onto his face . Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Linkin Park's Chester Bennington Responds to Arizona Shooting 2. 6 Embarrassing Videos Of ...

  38. Analysis: Labels Began Phasing Out CD Manufacturing Plants A Decade Ago

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Yesterday we reported that Sony Music is closing a CD manufacturing plant in New Jersey. This is more than just a reaction to the current woes of the CD format. Sony's move out of CD manufacturing is just the latest example of major music com ...

  39. Web Trends: Muse Guy + Kate Hudson = Baby, New Raekwon, Gregg Allman

    January 12, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Trends: 2. Matthew Bellamy The Muse singer/guitarist and girlfriend Kate Hudson are expecting their first child together . Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. Record Labels To Pay $45 Million for Pirating Artists' Music 2. Linkin Park&# ...

  40. Web Trends: Biggie Smalls Murder, Brit Brit Tops iTunes, Edward Sharpe & Magnetic Zeros

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Trends: There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Video 24 Hours: 1. More Music Sold Than Ever Before, Despite Piracy 2. New Leads In L.A.'s Biggie Smalls Murder Investigation? 3. 5 Things Elvis Presley Might Hav ...

  41. Business Matters: Terra Firma To Appeal Citigroup Ruling; WMG's Revenue Forecast Drops; RapidShare Fights For 'Free Speech'

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Terra Firma To Appeal Technical Aspects of Citigroup Case -- Terra Firma has filed for leave to appeal and will challenge technical aspects of its trial with Citigroup, Private Equity News reported on Tuesday. Terra Firma will not challenge the ve ...

  42. Mike Elizondo Joins Warner Bros. as Staff Producer and A&R Exec

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Mike Elizondo, who has worked with Eminem, Dr. Dre and produced Fiona Apple's 2005 album Extraordinary Machine, has joined Warner Bros. Records as a staff producer and Senior VP of A&R, the Hollywood Reporter has learned. It's the sa ...

  43. Supreme Court: Antitrust Case Against Record Labels Can Proceed

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Supreme Court opted on Monday not to review an appeals court decision in an antitrust price-fixing lawsuit against record labels over the sale of digital downloads. In passing on the case, the Supreme Court has opened the door for a revie ...

  44. Business Matters: Is EMI Going To Citigroup Sooner Than Later?

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Is Terra Firma Handing Over EMI to Citigroup Sooner Than Later? -- Terra Firma may hand over EMI to Citigroup within weeks and buyers have been lined up for its recorded music and publishing divisions, according to a weekend report in The Guardian ...

  45. Web Trends: Furthur Tour, Elvis, Pavement Cake

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Trends: 2. Furthur Former Grateful Dead members Bob Weir and Phil Lesh have announced a winter tour with their new band Furthur . 14. Elvis Presley Birthday What would have been the late singer's 76th birthday will take place this comi ...

  46. Web Trends: Decemberists, Bieber & Salena's Canoodling = Death Threats, Chuck Berry's Importance

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Google Trends: There are no music trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Gorillaz Live Album Now Available 2. Selena Gomez Caught Kissing Justin Bieber, Gets Death Threats YouTube Most Viewed Today: 1. TVXQ -(Keep Your H ...

  47. Warner Music Group Names Cameron Strang CEO of Warner/Chappell Music; Acquires Southside Publishing

    January 04, 2011 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today announced the appointment of Cameron Strang as CEO of Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's largest music publishers with a catalog of more than one million copyrights. David Johnson will continue on as Warner/Cha ...

  48. Rihanna's 'Loud' Tops Take That on U.K. Album Chart; Matt Cardle's 'When We Collide' Still No. 1 Single

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Rihanna's "Loud" album (Def Jam/Universal) achieved its first week at No. 1 on the U.K.'s first sales charts of 2011, as Matt Cardle's "When We Collide" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment) began a third week at ...

  49. Web Trends: Chris Rock Roasts Oprah, Dub Step's Identity Crisis, Eminem's 'Syllables' With Dr. Dre & 50 Cent

    December 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 4 p.m.): There are no trending topics at this time. Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 1. Chris Rock Roasts Oprah, Obama and Paul McCartney at the 'Kennedy Center Honors' (Video) 4. Seven Most Memorable Musician Deaths ...

  50. Web Trends: 50 Cent's Snow Shoveling Biz, DJ Earworm, Merle Haggard's Pro Willie Nelson Stance

    December 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST Google Trends (As of 4 p.m.): There are no trending topics at this time Digg Music News/Videos 24 Hours: 4. Behold 50 Cent, the human snow blower! For $100, he'll shovel your walk or dig you out! 8. Merle Haggard Sticks Up For Willie Nelson, ...

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