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Warner Music Group Acquires First Night Records

on July 15, 2019 - 4:47am

Deal adds the leading independent musical theatre label to WMG’s growing portfolio of family entertainment brands under Arts Music

Warner Music Group (WMG) has acquired First Night Records Ltd, the leading independent record label for West End and Broadway musical theatre cast recordings. 

The company will be overseen by WMG’s Arts Music Division led by President Kevin Gore.  First Night co-founder John Craig will join the Arts Music team under a multi-year consulting agreement to identify and record musical theatre productions in the UK.

The deal is the latest in a series of acquisitions and