The Arctic Monkeys' decision to finally make peace with the Brits reflects the band's acceptance they have become the UK’s pre-eminent rock band
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Friday 15 July 2011
The Overtones, a five-part vocal-harmony boy-band, specialise in vintage pop including doo-wop and Motown. They were discovered by a record-label talent scout last year, while decorating an office in Oxford Street where they sang together in their tea break. A few days later they were in the boardroom at Warner Music being offered a demo deal, which led to a five-album recording contract.
Saturday 07 May 2011
The Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik has agreed to buy Warner Music Group for $3.3bn (£2bn), making him one of the industry's most powerful men.
Friday 06 May 2011
Warner Music Group Corp., the world's third-largest recording company with such artists as Eric Clapton, Michael Buble and Paramore, is being sold for about €3.3 billion (£2bn) as a global decline in CD sales weighs down the industry.
Monday 02 May 2011
Two parties are battling it out to acquire Warner Music in a deal worth £1.8bn, which could be unveiled in days.
Saturday 02 April 2011
Wednesday 09 March 2011
One singing star in the Chris Martin household clearly isn't enough. Now Gwyneth Paltrow is set to release her debut album after impressing critics with her vocal performances. The Oscar-winning actress is reported to be in advanced negotiations with Atlantic Records to release a "country pop" album.
Wednesday 09 February 2011
Sales at Warner Music Group fell by more than expected in the three months to 31 December.
Monday 13 December 2010
The former boss of Warner Bros International Paul-René Albertini is backing an innovative new music company that will officially launch in the UK this week with its first talent showcase. Claiming its model is designed to "fill some of the gaps" left by traditional record labels, My Major Company (MMC) was set up at the end of October and this Wednesday will launch its first 10 artists in London.
Friday 05 November 2010
Saturday 16 October 2010
A former leading record-label boss has said lowering the prices of albums to £1 could lead to a huge rise in music sales.
Sunday 10 October 2010
Soul singer Solomon Burke, who wrote "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love" and recorded the hit "Cry To Me" used in the movie "Dirty Dancing," has died at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. He was 70.
Dylan Jones: 'Today’s young consumers of recorded music are the most churlish generation in history'
Saturday 25 September 2010
Books read on holiday often have a greater resonance than those we snatch at when we're busy working. This summer, my favourite book was Fortune's Fool by Fred Goodman, and it tells the story of how Edgar Bronfman, Jr, bought Warner Music and tried – so far, rather successfully – to turn it around.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Monday 26 July 2010
Actor Hugh Laurie is swapping House for blues - after signing a record deal at the age of 51, it was announced today.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
Sir Tom Jones is to be honoured for his outstanding contribution to music at a respected charity event, it was announced today.
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