Tag Archive for Warner Music

Could Cohen’s Chute Collapse?

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According to a report in today’s New York Daily News, Lyor Cohen “has been secretly developing a talent management company for the past two years while working at Warner”. The report goes on to say that Cohen “is so private about his new business venture that [an] insider says he only refers to his new company by a ‘nonsensical’ code name in emails and phone calls”.

Blavatnik Fights Back


Just when I was starting to get really, really bored with the record industry, Christmas came early for me. Aside from the UMG/EMI merger, which I’ll address in a later post, our favorite music industry thug has left the building.…

Google Music Losing Users Weekly

Users have voted on Google Music and the results aren't good so far.

According to a highly placed digital music executive, Google Music has actually been losing customers week over week–consistently–since it’s launch last November. “I’ve never seen anything like it”, the source said.”It’s astounding. It’s hard to believe that with an install base of over 200 million Android handsets they’re actually losing customers.”

Heir For Hire

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The job market ain’t so great these days, as everyone knows, but high-priced top notch talent is always in demand. Just look at Sony Music and you sure do see the high-priced part of the equation. However a chief executive…

Warner, Sony Picking Up The Pieces


Lucian Grainge and Universal Music’s surprise acquisition of EMI Music big-footed the competition. Now Warner Music, desperate to stay alive after posting huge losses, is in talks with Sony for a distribution deal. The once prestigious super hip label is now an embarrassing shadow of its former self, the caretakers having sullied a legacy of artistic integrity.

Au Revoir, Junior


Thanks to my sources inside Warner Music, I have exclusively obtained a copy of Edgar Bronfman, Jr.’s latest memo to the company: Dear Colleagues: As Warner Music Group begins its next chapter, well-positioned for some truly exciting and unprecedented opportunities,…