Tag: warner music
WMG hails ‘untapped commercial potential’ of Facebook UGC
By now you may know that Warner Music Group has become the latest major label to sign a licensing deal with Facebook. Like the social network’s previous agreements, the focus is firmly on user-uploaded videos that feature...
March 12, 2018
Non-musical content key to UMG and WMG’s latest moves
Two separate announcements from major labels Universal Music and Warner Music shed some light on how they’re tackling content around the music of their artists. UMG has appointed Celine Joshua to a new position as general...
February 28, 2018
WMG’s Songkick signs new deals with Facebook and FNAC
We say ‘WMG’s Songkick’ here to differentiate the concert-discovery website and app – which the major label acquired last year – from its former owner, which shut down operations but went on to prevail in its legal...
February 26, 2018
WMG hopes the next Despacito could come from the Middle East (interview)
Warner Music Group’s latest global expansion is Warner Music Middle East, a wholly-owned affiliate which will cover 17 markets across the Middle East and North Africa. Moe Hamzeh is the new division’s managing director,...
February 7, 2018
Warner Music Group revenues grew by 14% in Q4 2017
Warner Music Group continues to capitalise on the music industry's streaming-fuelled return to growth. The major label recorded revenues of $1.05bn for the fourth quarter of 2017, up 14% year-on-year. Its digital revenues...
February 2, 2018
Trendwatch: fan relationships 3.0 and the rise of artist services
The first afternoon session in the second day of the NY:LON Connect conference focused on artist services, starting with a speech from Matt Young, EVP of Warner Music Artist Services.
January 24, 2018
Beggars Group, AEI Media and Atlantic Records talk modern-day music companies
Is it too much to hope that we've seen the last 'death of labels' story in the modern music industry? Labels aren't dying as an industry entity, but they are evolving in interesting ways, as are management companies, publishers...
January 24, 2018
UMG and WMG execs talk ‘growth hacking’ global music-streaming
'Growth hacking' has been a buzz phrase within the tech world for years now: referring to inventive (and sometimes unconventional) ways to attract more and more users and/or revenue to a fast-growing startup's product or...
January 23, 2018
Warner Music Group revenues up 10.2% year-on-year
The music industry’s growth story continues: Warner Music Group has just announced its financials for its fiscal fourth quarter, and thus its full financial-year figures. The headline: 10.2% growth in total revenues....
December 5, 2017
WMG’s Stu Bergen: ‘I would caution us not to get drunk on two years of growth’ (#SlushMusic)
As CEO, international and global commercial services at Warner Music Group, Stu Bergen has become one of the main spokespeople for WMG’s strategy in the streaming age. At the Slush Music conference in Helsinki today,...
November 29, 2017
VR and music: ‘The biggest challenge thus far is the storytelling’ (#SlushMusic)
Musical VR is creatively exciting but commercially nascent: key startups are still in their early days, while there’s no clear path for artists and labels to make decent money (or even a return on their investment) in virtual...
November 28, 2017
Paid online-music market tipped to grow 59% in China
The market for ‘paid online music’ in China is expected to grow by 59% this year to $455m according to research firm iResearch, whose prediction is quoted prominently in the Financial Times’ latest piece on China. It...
November 24, 2017