History[ edit ] s and s[ edit ] The film company Warner Bros. In order to prevent any repetition of its actors recording for rival companies, and to also capitalize on the music business, Warner Bros.
Records was created in This acquisition brought Neil Young into the company fold, initially as a member of Buffalo Springfield.
Young became one of Warner's longest-established artists, recording both as a solo artist and with groups under the Warner-owned Atlantic, Atco, and Reprise labels, as well as making five albums for Geffen Records during that label's period of Warner distribution.
Intwo years after Warner music group purchased by Seven Arts, the Warner Bros. Kinney later Warner music group its name to Warner Communications combined the operations of all of its record labels, and Kinney CEO Steve Ross led the group through its most successful period until his death in An earlier attempt by Warner Bros.
Records to create an in-house distribution arm in didn't materialize. An experimental branch was established in Southern California as a possible prototype for an expanded operation. The purchase brought in Atlantic's lucrative back-catalogue, which included classic recordings by Ray Charlesthe Driftersthe Coastersand many more.
Kingand Aretha Franklin.
But the sale led to Stax leaving the Atlantic fold because the new Warner owners insisted on keeping the rights to Stax recordings. Maitland believed that, as vice-president in charge of the Warner Bros. From the base of his family's funeral parlour business, Kinney president Steve Ross had rapidly built the Kinney company into a profitable conglomerate with interests that included comic publishing, the Ashley-Famous talent agency, parking lots and cleaning services.
Following the takeover, Warners' music group briefly adopted the 'umbrella' name Kinney Music, because U. Ross was primarily focused on rebuilding the company's ailing movie division and was happy to defer to the advice of the managers of the company's record labels, since he knew that they were generating most of the group's profits.
Ertegun's campaign against Maitland began in earnest that summer.
Atlantic had agreed to help Warner Bros. Ostin however had received overtures from other companies including MGM Records and ABC Records and when he met with Ertegun in January and was offered Maitland's job, he was unwilling to re-sign immediately.
In response, Ertegun broadly hinted that Maitland's days were numbered and that he, Ertegun, was about to take over the recording division. On Sunday January 25, Ted Ashley went to Maitland's house to tell him he had been dismissed, and Maitland declined the offer of a job at the movie studio.
Ertegun was given the formal title of executive vice-president-Music Group. The purchase of Elektra-Nonesuch brought a rich back catalogue of folk music as well as the renowned Nonesuch catalogue of classical and world music.
Elektra founder Jac Holzman ran the label under Warners for two years, but by that time, he was by his own admission "burnt out" after twenty years in the business.
Kinney president Steve Ross subsequently appointed Holzman as part of a seven-person "brains trust" tasked with investigating opportunities presented by new technologies, a role Holzman was eager to accept.
By that time the "Seven Arts" moniker was dropped from the Warner Bros. Worldwide distribution[ edit ] With the Elektra acquisition, the next step was forming an in-house distribution arm for the co-owned labels.
These circumstances facilitated the full establishment of the group's in-house distribution arm, initially called Kinney Record Group International. WEA was an early champion of heavy metal rock music.
Up to this point the Kinney-owned record companies had relied on licensing deals with overseas record labels to manufacture, distribute and promote its products in other countries; concurrent with the establishment of its new distribution arm, the company now began establishing subsidiaries in the other major markets, beginning with the creation of Warner Bros.
Neshui Ertegun, originally a Turkish native like his brother, displayed a global perspective and independence from its U.
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Ertegun headed WEA International until his retirement in For a list of record labels that are owned by Warner Music Group see here for reference. 82 Warner Music Group jobs available on r-bridal.com Apply to Intern, Administrative Assistant, Artist and more!
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