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Tag Archives: Warner Music Group

Is The Co-Founder Of Napster Bidding On WMG?

Posted by on March 14, 2011

Warner Music Group has been rumored to be up for sale for the past few months. Seeing that they recently experienced their 8th straight quarterly loss last month, such rumors aren’t so hard to believe. However, who might be putting in a bid for the label might come as a bit of a surprise. Digital […]

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Spotify Reportedly Secures Deal With EMI

Posted by on February 21, 2011

We’ve been reporting how Spotify’s U.S. debut has been on and off for a while now. Recently, hopes were high after the European music subscription service was reportedly close to an agreement with Sony, only for it to end up being downplayed again. However, while an official announcement is expected to be made soon, Digital […]

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Warner Music Group Experiences 8th Straight Quarterly Loss

Posted by on February 8, 2011

Looks like Sony isn’t the only one who experienced a poor fourth quarter this year. DigitalMusicNews.com reports that Warner Music Group’s fourth quarter revenue experienced a 13 percent slip to $752 million, while full-year revenues dropped 7 percent to $2.98 billion. This marks the 8th straight quarterly loss for WMG. Music publishing revenue also took a […]

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Warner Music Group Up For Sale And/Or Buying EMI?

Posted by on January 21, 2011

DigitalMusicNews is reporting that Warner Music Group is rumored to be up for sale. WMG is apparently has Goldman Sachs trying to help them find a buyer to get out of the music industry all together. Among the many potential purchasers is Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR). What makes this all seem weird, though, is that […]

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Will Warner Music Group Buy EMI?

Posted by on November 22, 2010

Warner Music Group recently bought the remaining financial stake in Roadrunner that they didn’t already own, but rumors are suggesting their shopping spree might not be over yet. Beleaguered  label group EMI could use a bailout, and if you believe industry chatter, Warner could be the ones to do it, buying EMI’s recorded music catalog […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 11/12: What’s The Fate Of Roadrunner Records?

Posted by on November 12, 2010

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s Bram and Zach take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. It was reported earlier this week that the Warner Music Group acquired the remaining portion of Roadrunner Records that they […]

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US Music Purchases Rise In 2009

Posted by on January 8, 2010

US music purchases rose 2.1% in 2009 according to Nielsen SoundScan, including the sales of digital and physical albums, singles and videos. Overall album sales were still down, however, dropping 8.5% to 490 million, though digital album sales rose again to 16.1%, 76.4 million for the year. The study goes on to conclude digital now […]

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Jonathan Davis To Announce Solo Record Deal?

Posted by on July 16, 2009

Blabbermouth (via The Pulse Of Radio) is reporting that although Korn has yet to announce a new recording contract, vocalist Jonathan Davis has reportedly signed his own solo deal with Warner Music Group: The Pulse of Radio reports: Although KORN itself has not announced a new recording contract, singer Jonathan Davis has apparently signed a […]

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UPDATED: More Trouble at EMI?

Posted by on May 29, 2009

The Wall Street Journal is reporting EMI could be looking at more tough times, as owner Terra Firma Capital has invested an additional $45 million in the label group, the second time it has had to re-invest in the last six months. This additional capital will keep EMI within the terms of its debt agreements. […]

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Warner Music Group Sees Another Rough Quarter, Having Trouble With Bad Investments

Posted by on May 11, 2009

Warner Music Group did not have the best of luck with investments in 2008, losing $33 million in ventures with streaming services imeem and lala. Business Insider largely attributes WMG’s $68 million net loss in the quarter ending March 31 to these deals. The company also took a major digital loss, taking $33 million charge […]

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