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The Black Keys’ Turn Blue Debuts At #1 On Billboard 200 Chart

on May 21, 2014 - 12:01pm

Highest Chart Debut For Acclaimed Duo

“…the best, most consistently gripping album the Keys have ever made…Turn Blue is as apocalyptic, in its way, as that Clash epic [London Calling]: loaded with risk, distress and payoff.”
—Rolling Stone

The Black Keys’ highly anticipated new album, Turn Blue, debuted this week at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. This is the highest chart debut yet for the acclaimed duo, whose previous album, El Camino, debuted at #2 in 2011. It is also the first #1 album for The Black Keys’ worldwide label, Nonesuch Records, which is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Jason Mraz Says “YES!”; Multi-Grammy® Winner Announces New Album

on May 19, 2014 - 12:03pm

First Single, “Love Someone,” Available Today, With New Tracks To Be Released Every “Mraz Monday” Through The Album’s Long Awaited Release;

Major TV Performances Get Underway With American Idol Season Finale On May 21st And The Ellen Degeneres Show On May 23rd;

“YES!” Arrives On July 15th

Atlantic recording artist Jason Mraz has announced details of his much-anticipated new album. “YES!” arrives everywhere on July 15th.

The multi-GRAMMY® Award-winning singer/songwriter is celebrating “YES!” by releasing a new track every Monday through the album’s eagerly awaited arrival.


Warner Bros. Records Expands Dance Music Mission

on May 15, 2014 - 12:06pm

Taryn Haight Named Director of Dance Marketing & Artist Relations

Lauren Lipsay Joins as Manager of Dance Marketing

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) today announced a further expansion of its Dance Music capabilities with the addition of two experts in the field: Taryn Haight, who has been named Director of Dance Marketing & Artist Relations, and Lauren Lipsay, who joins the label as Manager of Dance Marketing. Together, they will be responsible for the development of domestic WBR dance artists as well as selected dance artists coming to the U.S. from WBR and Parlophone offices around the world.


Warner/Chappell Music Partners With Zentropa

on May 8, 2014 - 12:08pm

Oscar-winning production company founded by Peter Aalbæk Jensen and Lars von Trier enters global agreement with Warner/Chappell Music

Warner/Chappell Music today announced a partnership with Zentropa Music, a division of Zentropa, the largest film production company in Scandinavia, founded by producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen and director Lars von Trier. The agreement will see Warner/Chappell manage the publishing rights for Zentropa’s current and future music catalog around the world.

Music and scores from more than 100 international and Scandinavian productions are incorporated in the partnership.


Warner Music Group Corp. Reports Results for Fiscal Second Quarter Ended March 31, 2014

on May 8, 2014 - 12:05pm

•Revenue declined 3% on a constant-currency basis

•Digital revenue increased 6% on a constant-currency basis  

•Cash balance improved to $149 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 from $129 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013  

•Net loss was $59 million versus net income of $4 million in the prior-year quarter 

Warner Music Group Corp. today announced its second-quarter financial results for the period ended March 31, 2014.

“We have begun to see the strength in our release schedule for the remainder of the fiscal year,” said Stephen Cooper, Warner Music Group’s CEO.