Sometimes printed as:
· WEA Int.
· WEA Int'l Inc.
· WEA International, Inc.
Please determine the correct label by the logos shown:
For releases with various designs of the WEA logo, use the corresponding brands WEA, WEA Records, Wea Music or Wea International.
Warner Bros. Records and Atlantic are among the other labels commonly administered by WEA International Inc.
In addition to the label and in accordance with what is printed on the release, company branches such as WEA Records Ltd. or WEA Music Of Canada may be added to the company field section.
1970 Warner Bros. Records operations established in the UK (later named WEA Records Ltd.), Canada (later WEA Music Of Canada Ltd.), Australia (later WEA Records Pty Ltd.) and Japan (later WEA Music K.K.).
1971 Companies established in Germany (later WEA Musik GmbH) and France (later WEA Filipacchi Music). In order to comply with US monopoly laws, Warner Bros. Records changes the name of its non-US operations to Kinney Music.
1972 On October 1, US monopoly laws change and the company name becomes WEA Records. Company opens in New Zealand (WEA Records Limited).
1975 Companies opened in the Netherlands (WEA Records B.V.) and Italy (WEA Italiana S.p.A.). Company renames in US as WEA International, Inc.
1976 Company established in Brazil.
1977 Company opens in Belgium (WEA Records SA / NV).
1978 Affiliates established in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Austria.
1979 Companies open in Sweden and Greece.
1980 Company opens in Mexico. Affiliate established in Ireland.
1982 Spain division opens.
1984 Company opens in Argentina.
1985 Company in Switzerland is established.
1986 Affiliate opens in Portugal.
1987 US-based company WEA Latina opens.
1988 WEA International acquires TELDEC and Magnet Records Ltd.. Company enters into an agreement with French classical label Erato Disques and a joint venture with independent UK based ZTT Records.
1989 Company acquires CGD Messaggerie Musicali SpA (CGD Records) in Italy and MMG Records in Japan. Affiliates created in Denmark, Finland and Korea.
1990 French label Carrere Disques (Carrere records) acquired. WEA International changes name to Warner Music International. All affiliate companies followed and changed the name into "Warner Music Country" (e.g. Warner Music France, Warner Music UK etc.).