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  • Warner Music chief 'very pleased' with Spotify's U.S. launch

     
    Warner Music Group, which posted higher revenues and narrower losses its third quarter, said it was "very pleased" with Spotify's launch in the U.S. and predicted that the money-losing service would become profitable....
  • Spotify as the industry's savior? Century Media doesn't think so

     
    Spotify waited more than a year to come to the U.S. market. Metal label Century Media, which has its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles, waited about a month to pull its content from the ad-supported streaming service. In a detailed......
  • Stephen Cooper and Edgar Bronfman switch titles at Warner Music

     
    A round of post-acquisition musical chairs has left Edgar Bronfman, Jr., and Stephen Cooper switching roles at Warner Music Group, with Bronfman focusing on Warner's big to buy EMI Group....
  • Warner's Bronfman vows to 'fight' EMI sale to Universal, Sony

    Edgar Bronfman Jr., Warner Music Group's former chief executive and outgoing chairman, said his company would oppose the sale of EMI Group to Warner's two biggest rivals, saying the deals would reduce competition. Bronfman himself had vied to buy EMI's...
  • They're doing it Frank Sinatra's way

    They're doing it Frank Sinatra's way
    Anew era is beginning in the career of Frank Sinatra even if the Chairman of the Board isn't here to participate. The iconic singer died May 14, 1998, and the 10th anniversary is being marked with a flurry of activity, including a new U.S. postage...
  • YouTube and Warner Music reach deal on music videos

     
    Music videos from Green Day, Metallica and Madonna will begin reappearing on YouTube by the end of the year as Google Inc.'s giant online video site struck an agreement with Warner Music Group. Warner videos disappeared from YouTube last December......
  • Will WMG comments affect Spotify's U.S. launch?

     
    The short answer to the headline is probably not. In an earnings call this week, Warner Music Group Chief Executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. seemed to put free, ad-supported streaming services on notice. In now much-quoted comments, Bronfman stated that the.......
  • SXSW: Spotify, and the delay to reach the U.S. market

     
    I arrived in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday, and spent much of my first two days talking to labels and publishing reps on Spotify, the hit European music subscription service that is seen as having the opportunity to shake up the......
  • Album review: M.I.A.'s MAYA album

     
    There are so many ways to say “I love you,” and if you’re singing, it can be hard to say anything else. Pop stars are our love machines, expressing desires people are otherwise too uptight or disconnected to put into......
  • Turn It Up

    Turn It Up
    TTE--TTE: M.I.A. Maya Arulpragasam is an anomaly in many ways. As M.I.A., she has had a lightning-fast rise. From her early singles Galang and Sunshowers, which spread virally through the Web in 2004, to her 2005 debut album, Arular (named...
  • Veteran in Conflict

    Veteran in Conflict
    Arguably the most telling piece of information in the FBI files on Sen. John F. Kerry is his speech at the University of Nevada Las Vegas on Sept. 30, 1971. He was at the height of his success as a spokesman for Vietnam Veterans Against the War, a motley,...
  • Rap mogul's alleged assault on rival jolts the industry

    He's the hottest executive in the music industry's fastest-growing segment. He pals around the Hamptons with the likes of Martha Stewart, Donald Trump and billionaire Ronald Perelman. Forbes magazine put him on its cover last month, proclaiming him one of...