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Warner Classics Launches A New Generation Website

on July 16, 2019 - 9:03am

· The new has gone live in English, French and German
· Launch reaffirms Warner Music Group’s commitment to classical music in the digital age
· Website features a custom-built streaming player and integrated video

Warner Classics & Erato has launched an entirely new version of its website,, today.

A key driver for the new site is the growing number of music-lovers who are choosing to stream classical music online. Reflecting this crucial shift in behaviour, Warner Classics has integrated a custom-built streaming player into the site.



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


NLE Choppa Joins Forces With Warner Records for Label Imprint ‘No Love Entertainment’

on July 11, 2019 - 7:49pm

16-Year-Old Rising Rap Sensation Announces His Own Project as Debut Release on the Newly Formed Venture

Choppa is unique. His intensity, voice and dark sense of humor set him apart from the fray.” – XXL

“This early in his career, NLE Choppa has shown dexterity.” – Pitchfork

“Bouncy-menacing track [Shotta Flow] quickly catapulted [NLE Choppa] to stardom.” – Complex

Warner Records today announced that the company has partnered with NLE Choppa for the launch of his label, No Love Entertainment (NLE).  NLE Choppa will christen the venture with the release of brand new music (details


Wayne “Wayno” Clark Named Vice President, A&R for Asylum Records

on July 11, 2019 - 9:12am

Noted music executive Wayne “Wayno” Clark has joined Asylum Records, Warner Music Group’s indie-spirited, streaming-focused imprint, as Vice President, A&R. In this role, he will cultivate Asylum’s fresh crop of talent and align them with premier producers and songwriters. Based at the label’s New York headquarters, Wayno will report to Asylum General Manager Gabrielle Peluso. He has already added Chicago Hip-Hop star 600Breezy to Asylum’s blossoming roster and will A&R the debut album from Detroit rapper Sada Baby.


“Wayno is an authority in the hip-hop community, having spent years


Warner Music Group’s Arts Music Division & Warner Chappell Music Partner with Build-A-Bear Workshop To Launch New Record Label

on July 9, 2019 - 1:51pm

Warner Music Group’s Arts Music division and Warner Chappell Music have entered into an exclusive global music partnership with Build-A-Bear Workshop, the popular global brand specializing in customizable stuffed animals, to launch Build-A-Bear Records. The deal comes as Build-A-Bear continues to find ways to connect consumers with its brand, evolving its retail operation into a more diverse business that includes original digital content.

The Build-A-Bear branded label under Arts Music will release original albums, singles, and playlists—including soundtracks from upcoming films, television