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Warner Music Group to Acquire the Parlophone Label Group

on February 7, 2013 - 4:21pm

Warner Music Group Corp. (WMG), an Access Industries company, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Parlophone Label Group from Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi, for £487 million (around $765 million) in an all-cash transaction.


The Parlophone Label Group, formerly a part of EMI Music, includes a broad range of some of the world’s best-known recordings and classic and contemporary artists spanning a wide array of musical genres, as well as some of the industry's leading executive talent.


Len Blavatnik, Chairman and founder of Access
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Warner Music Group Corp. to Conduct Earnings Conference Call on Thursday, February 14, 2013

on February 7, 2013 - 4:18pm

Warner Music Group Corp. will release its financial results on Thursday, February 14, 2013 for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2012 and will hold an earnings update conference call that morning at 8:30 a.m. ET.

To access the conference call, please dial 888-790-6706 or 517-623-4984. The passcode for the call is “Warner Music.”  We suggest you call in 10 minutes prior to the start time.  You will be able to replay the conference call up until Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. ET by dialing 866-367-5568 or 203-369-0228.  The call will also be available via webcast at

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Warner/Chappell Music Extends Partnership With Barry Gibb Of The Bee Gees

on January 29, 2013 - 4:23pm

Legendary Hit Songwriter Re-Signs with Award-Winning Music Publisher

Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing arm of Warner Music Group, today announced that it has extended its partnership with superstar Barry Gibb.  Under the agreement, Warner/Chappell will continue to administer the rights to Gibbs' incredible catalog of songs, dating from 1967 to the present.

As a member of legendary Australian pop group, The Bee Gees, Gibb co-wrote worldwide hits including "How Deep Is Your Love,” “Stayin Alive,” “Words,” “Tragedy,” and “You Win Again,” as well as “Heartbreaker,” “Islands in the

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Paramore Announce First North American Tour Since 2010

on January 28, 2013 - 4:26pm

Multi-City Trek Gets Underway April 25th In Houston; 

Dates Herald Eagerly Awaited Self-Titled New Album;

First Single, “Now,” Streaming At;

Album Pre-Orders Available Now;

“Paramore” Arrives April 9th On Fueled By Ramen

Multi-platinum selling artist Paramore has unveiled details of their upcoming North American tour.  The dates celebrate the release of their hugely anticipated new album, “PARAMORE,” due in stores and online on April 9th.

The Grammy-nominated band will hit the road beginning April 25th in Houston and then visit major markets across the continent through mid-May (see

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Warner Music Nashville Launches One-Stop Destination for Artists’ Social Media and Concert Streams

on January 25, 2013 - 4:28pm

Warner Music Nashville (WMN) today announced the launch of its new website,, which aggregates each of its artists’ disparate social media activities into single pages of constantly evolving media, serving as a one-stop-shop for fans eager to interact directly with their favorite acts. WMN worked with its social curation and real-time engagement solution provider Arktan to create the mixed-media website.