Warner Music U.K.

  1. Warner U.K. Launches New Artist & Label Services Division Headed by Dan Chalmers

    June 14, 2012 1:44 PM EDT Warner Music U.K. is expanding its label offerings with the launch of a new Artists and Label Services division. Effective immediately, Warner Music Artist and Label Services will be headed by London-based Dan Chalmers, managing director of Rhino ...

  2. S-Curve Records Partners With Warner Music U.K. on International Licensing Deal

    March 22, 2012 1:01 PM EDT New York-based S-Curve Records has teamed up with Warner Music U.K. in a comprehensive multi-rights partnership. Effective immediately, the deal sees Warner Music U.K. license S-Curve's future repertoire for all international territories, exc ...

  3. Jay Dee Springbett, Australian Idol Judge, Sony A&R Exec, Found Dead

    July 01, 2011 11:36 AM EDT Jay Dee Springbett, a former judge on "Australian Idol" and senior director of A&R at Sony Music Australia, has been found dead in his Sydney apartment. He was aged just 36. Police officers found Springbett unconscious in his flat la ...

  4. Pete Tong Teams With Warner U.K. To Relaunch FFRR Label

    May 25, 2011 12:40 PM EDT British dance star Pete Tong (see Billboard May 28 Pete Tong Q&A - subscription required) has partnered with Warner Music U.K. to re-launch celebrated electronic music label FFRR. FFRR, which stands for Full Frequency Range Recordings, was ori ...

  5. Warner U.K. Launches Dance Imprint

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has launched a new dance music imprint, One More Tune (OMT). In a statement, Warner said the label will sign and develop talent from the U.K. and around the world and build on the major's dance heritage, which includes reper ...

  6. In The City Day 2: Bertis Downs Talks New REM Album

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "What we need is a revolution. What we've got is an erosion," former Warner Music U.K. chairman Rob Dickins told delegates during an impassioned opening address at day two of U.K. music conference In The City. Speaking alongside Ber ...

  7. Muse Ink Global Synch Deal With Virgin Atlantic

    October 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock band Muse has signed a global synchronization deal with Virgin Atlantic to soundtrack the airline's biggest ever TV campaign. Muse's cover of the evergreen classic "Feeling Good," originally made famous by Nina Simone ...

  8. Bertis Downs, Rob Dickins To Appear At In The City

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. manager Bertis Downs and former Warner Music chairman Rob Dickins have been confirmed as keynote speakers at this year's In The City music conference, to be held in the U.K. city of Manchester, Oct. 13 to 15. Downs has handled R.E.M. s ...

  9. Lucian Grainge Delivers Bullish Keynote At BPI AGM

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge gave an optimistic keynote address at the BPI's annual general meeting in London, as the U.K. trade body issued figures showing an increase of 7% year-on-year for record company re ...

  10. Cher, Bono Heirs Sue Universal Music Over Royalties

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cher has sued Universal Music Group, claiming that the label's creative accounting has shortchanged her and the heirs of her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, to the tune of $5 million. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, cla ...

  11. Final Major On Board With MUZU

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has signed a licensing deal with Irish-based MUZU.TV, a music TV Web site and distribution platform available to consumers in the U.K. and Ireland. MUZU now has all four majors on board for the service. The deal gives MUZU users ...

  12. Fiasco For Infectious Records

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Northern Irish three-piece General Fiasco has become the second signing to Infectious Records, the London-based independent recently re-launched by Warner Music U.K. managing director, Korda Marshall. The band formed in early 2007 and has since sc ...

  13. 7digital Signs Sony BMG To MP3

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. download service 7digital.com has signed a deal with Sony BMG to sell around 250,000 tracks from its catalog in high quality MP3 format. 7digital says it is now the largest DRM-free store in the U.K., with a total of four million tracks. It h ...

  14. Sneaky Sound System Tops Aussie Chart

    August 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Australian electro-pop trio Sneaky Sound System's sophomore set "2" (Whack/MGM) has debuted at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording Industry Assn. (ARIA) chart. It is the sixth domestic album to top the chart out of 17 chart t ...

  15. Warner Music Gets In To Spanish Artist Services Firm

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has acquired a majority stake in Spanish artist services company, Get In, for an undisclosed amount. The San Sebastian-based company was formed in 1990 by Inigo Argomaniz and has operations in artist management, live pro ...

  16. B-Unique Goes Atlantic Route, Starts Management Arm

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST B-Unique, the British label home to Kaiser Chiefs and Primal Scream, has struck a deal with Warner Music U.K. that will see it become integrated into Atlantic Records U.K., with effect from February 2008. The new partnership, unveiled today, will ...

  17. Former Warner UK Chair Phillips On The Edge

    November 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former Warner Music U.K. chairman Nick Phillips has been named as a board member at London-based entertainment industry investment house the Edge Group. Phillips has worked in the industry for 30 years, becoming Warner chairman in 1999. He left th ...

  18. Phillips Out At Warner U.K.

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K.'s long-time chairman Nick Phillips will leave the company today to "pursue new opportunities." At midday today, Warner Music International confirming the departure by way of a brief note issued to the media. " ...

  19. WMI Appoints Saunter WMI CFO

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mike Saunter has been named chief financial officer at Warner Music International, with immediate effect. Saunter replaces outgoing WMI CFO Jos de Raaij, who will exit the music major at the end of the year. Reporting to Gero Caccia, vice chairman ...

  20. Warner U.K. Recruits Saunter As FD

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mike Saunter will join Warner Music U.K. in the role as finance director, with effect from June 5. Mike Saunter will join Warner Music U.K. in the role as finance director, with effect from June 5. Saunter will assume responsibility for financial ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Warner Music Lands Craig David Deal

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major will license records ex-Japan. Warner Music U.K. has completed an exclusive international deal with Wildstar Records to licence the catalog and future recordings of British R&B singer Craig David. The pact, disclosed today (Sept. 5), cov ...

  24. Muse Sign To Warner

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next year after signing new recording and publishing deals with Warner Music and Warner Chappell U.K., respectively. British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next ...

  25. Muse Sign To Warner

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next year after signing new recording and publishing deals with Warner Music and Warner Chappell U.K., respectively. British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next ...

  26. Warner U.K. Ups Marshall, Lousada

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. M ...

  27. Warner U.K. Ups Marshall, Lousada

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. M ...

  28. Warner U.K. Ups Marshall, Lousada

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. M ...

  29. Warner U.K. Appoints Rennie To Digital Biz Role

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matt Rennie has been appointed head of digital business development at Warner Music U.K. In this new role, Rennie reports to Warner Music U.K. chairman Nick Phillips. Matt Rennie has been appointed head of digital business development at Warner Mu ...

  30. Sony Music Oz Revamps A&R

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia has tapped overseas sources to form a new A&R team. Sony Music Entertainment Australia has tapped overseas sources to form a new A&R team. Jay Dee Springbett is named director of A&R, replacing Mi ...

  31. Progressive Year For Brit Record Biz

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British Phonographic Industry (BPI) executive chairman Peter Jamieson today (July 7) heralded what he described as a year of "remarkable progress" for the local record industry but warned against slac British Phonographic Industry (BPI) ...

  32. Choudhury To Leave Warner Music U.K.

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. Part of ...

  33. Choudhury To Leave Warner Music U.K.

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. Part of ...

  34. WMI Restructures Marketing, Business Development

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reorganization of Warner Music International (WMI) continues with the elevation of executives John Reid and Jay Durgan. The latest moves see Reid -- who was managing director of WEA London Records The reorganization of Warner Music Internation ...