Tag: warner music
Atlantic Records’ Tom Mullen talks catalogue marketing’s evolution
At record labels, catalogue and frontline used to be church and state – rarely mixing. But streaming is blurring the lines, and Tom Mullen’s role as VP of catalogue marketing for Atlantic Records is a further expansion...
April 29, 2018
Warner Classics adds its catalogue to streaming service Idagio
Idagio is one of the streaming services focusing on classical music, with a catalogue of more than 650k tracks. That catalogue is getting bigger from this week, thanks to a new deal with Warner Classics. Over the coming...
April 19, 2018
A&R’s data moment: Sodatone acquisition and Instrumental funding
Two separate announcements yesterday highlight the fact that big-data and machine-learning for A&R purposes are enjoying a bit of a moment – after years of being mostly seen as a controversial niche when they cropped up...
March 29, 2018
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