Warner Music Group Corp. operates as a music-based content company in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Recorded Music and Music Publishing. The Recorded Music segment is involved ...
Warner Music Group Corp. operates as a music-based content company in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Recorded Music and Music Publishing. The Recorded Music segment is involved in the discovery and development of artists, as well as the related marketing, distribution, and licensing of recorded music produced by such artists. This segment also specializes in marketing its music catalog through compilations and reissuances of previously released music and video titles. It conducts its operation primarily through a collection of record labels, such as Warner Bros. Records and Atlantic Records, as well as Asylum, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Roadrunner, Sire, Spinnin’, Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville. This segment markets, sells, and licenses recorded music in various physical formats, including CDs, vinyl, and DVDs; and digital formats, such as downloads and streaming. The Music Publishing segment owns and acquires rights to approximately one million musical compositions comprising pop hits, American standards, folk songs, and motion picture and theatrical compositions. Its catalog includes approximately 70,000 songwriters and composers; and a range of genres, including pop, rock, jazz, classical, country, R&B, hip-hop, rap, reggae, Latin, folk, blues, symphonic, soul, broadway, techno, alternative, and gospel. This segment also administers the music and soundtracks of various third-party television and film producers and studios; and operates production music library. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in New York, New York. Warner Music Group Corp. is a subsidiary of Access Industries, Inc.