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Tag Archives: Warner Music Group

Andreas Kisser on the formation of De La Tierra and its DIY roots

Posted by on March 4, 2014

Don’t call De La Tierra a supergroup. Sure, any group featuring members of such legendary Latin American groups like Sepultura, Maná, A.N.I.M.A.L. and Los Fabulosos Cadillacs would be worthy of such a title. But as Andreas Kisser put it to us, “it’s something that just can’t define the group.” If anything, it’s a refreshing re-start […]

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Using Shazam? Consider yourself in A&R for WMG

Posted by on February 19, 2014

Where and how you use apps and social media are starting to infiltrate the music industry even more than they already have. A few weeks ago, former Island Def Jam and Warner Music Group head Lyor Cohen’s new company, 300, announced that they’d partnered with Twitter to use their data to find out more about rising […]

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Apple Officially Set to Release Radio Service

Posted by on June 10, 2013

Confirming previous reports, Apple will indeed be releasing its own radio service, iTunesRadio. While similar in scope to Spotify and the recently-released Google Play Music All Access, it looks like it’s got Pandora set in its sites. While it was thought to be available as soon as this week, iTunesRadio will instead become available in the […]

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Apple’s Radio Service To Launch As Soon As Next Week?

Posted by on June 4, 2013

It hasn’t yet been a month since Google unveiled their online radio service, Google Play Music All Access, yet it looks like there’s another competitor entering the fray and battling for online streaming radio dominance. The New York Times reports that Apple is finally getting their ducks in a row to debut their own Internet radio […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 10: Shocking Moments Of 2012

Posted by on December 21, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been celebrating the best albums that came out in 2012. However, while the past year was packed with great music, 2012 also had its fair share of unbelievable moments. Some were joyous surprises, while others were downright horrifying. All in all, though, each moment resonated throughout the metal community. […]

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Roadrunner Records President Jonas Nachsin Steps Down

Posted by on November 14, 2012

Roadrunner Records have gone through many obvious changes behind the scenes, with staff around the world getting laid off or stepping down. Now we can add one more major name leaving the metal label: Jonas Nachsin. After twenty years at Roadrunner Records, the last twelve as president, Nachsin announced that he was stepping down from […]

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Baptized In Blood Part Ways With Roadrunner Records

Posted by on May 1, 2012

Back in December of 2009, Roadrunner Records had signed Baptized In Blood. Signing the Canadian thrash group was a hopeful sign to many that Roadrunner would continue to work with “heavier”/ non-mainstream acts (a fear caused by the success of Nickelback). However, in an interview that the London (Ontario) Free Press published last week, guitarist […]

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Metallica Talks Next Label; Heavier Acts To Be Announced For Orion

Posted by on March 1, 2012

It’s not uncommon nowadays for bands to consider other distribution options outside of record labels. However, it’s slightly a bigger deal when the band in question is Metallica. Ever since they completed their recording contract with Warner Music Group with the release of 2008’s Death Magnetic, Metallica have been contemplating going the DIY route with […]

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Grooveshark In Deep Water As Label Groups, EMI Publishing Join Lawsuit

Posted by on January 9, 2012

Back in November, King Crimson and Relapse Records gave a glimpse behind the curtain of digital music streaming service Grooveshark, claiming that it was next to impossible to get their music, which was put on the service without permission, taken down. Universal Music Group was the first major label to sue Grooveshark, claiming that the […]

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Are ‘Very Bad Things Ahead’ For Warner Music Group?

Posted by on December 8, 2011

That’s what a recent article on Digital Music News cites a source inside the company as saying.  Warner Music Group was acquired for $3.3 billion by Russian billionaire Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries back in May. Now, according to the source, Blavatnik is having a case of buyer’s remorse. WMG chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. is exiting the […]

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