WEA International Inc.

WEA International Inc.

Profile:
Umbrella record company for local WEA branches outside of the U.S. It is usually mentioned as the copyright holder for releases on various Warner Music Group labels. The company that operates today as Warner Music International was founded by Nesuhi Ertegun and Phil Rose on August 25, 1970.
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.).
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
Dream Theater Live Scenes From New York(3xCD, Album, Enh, Ltd, Liv) Elektra South Korea 2001 Sell This Version
Regina Spektor Small Bills(File, AAC, Single, 256) Sire US 2016
0000000000 Dhalan Zainuddin KISAH SEORANG BIDUAN (LP) WEA International Inc. 0000000000 Malaysia 1979 Sell This Version
1CD 8586 Various Hits From The Heart(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8586 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
1P 7681 Various Country Chartbusters(LP, Comp, Club) Warner Bros. Records 1P 7681 US 1985 Sell This Version
2A-47616-B Built To Spill Live(CD, Album, Adv) Warner Bros. Records 2A-47616-B US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-47746-B Nina Gordon Tonight And The Rest Of My Life(CD, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 2A-47746-B US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-83567 The Donnas Spend The Night(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Atlantic 2A-83567 US 2002 Sell This Version
2A-83930 Big City Rock Big City Rock(CD, Promo, Enh, Alb) Atlantic 2A-83930 US 2006 Sell This Version
2BSK 3644 Arlo Guthrie / Pete Seeger Arlo Guthrie / Pete Seeger - Precious Friend (Album) 2BSK 3644 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
3 Ball CD AC/DC 3 Ballbreaking Tracks(CD, Single, Promo, Ltd) EastWest Records America 3 Ball CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
5C-5515 The Doors Greatest Hits(Cass, Comp, RM) Elektra 5C-5515 US 1980 Sell This Version
5CS-67 Aztec Camera The Best Of Aztec Camera(CD, Comp, Promo) WEA 5CS-67 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
5E-507-2 The Cars Candy-O (Album) 5E-507-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
5E-511 Jackson Browne Hold Out(LP, Album) Asylum Records 5E-511 South Korea 1980 Sell This Version
5E 511-2 Jackson Browne Hold Out(CD, Album, Club, RE) Asylum Records 5E 511-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
5E-514-2 The Cars Panorama(CD, Album) Elektra 5E-514-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
5E-515 The Doors Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Elektra 5E-515 Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
6E-135 The Cars The Cars(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-135 Philippines 1978 Sell This Version
6E-182-2 Grover Washington Jr.* Paradise(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 6E-182-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7E-1039-2 Eagles One Of These Nights (Album) 7E-1039-2 UK, Europe & US 1985 Sell This Version
7E 1060-2 Warren Zevon Warren Zevon(CD, Album, RE) Elektra, Elektra 7E 1060-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
07P7-6010 a-ha The Blood That Moves The Body(7", Promo) Warner Bros. Records 07P7-6010 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
07P7-6026 Ratt Way Cool Jr. (Single) 07P7-6026 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
07P7-6112 マドンナ* = Madonna マドンナ* = Madonna - ライク・ア・プレイヤー = Like A Prayer (Single) 07P7-6112 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
9 E1-60739 The Call Into The Woods(LP, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra 9 E1-60739 US 1987 Sell This Version
09P3-6142 Karyn White Superwoman(CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records 09P3-6142 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6147 Madonna Express Yourself / The Look Of Love(CD, Mini, Single) Sire 09P3-6147 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6149 Stacey Q Give You All My Love(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 09P3-6149 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6152 Donna Summer I Don't Wanna Get Hurt(CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records 09P3-6152 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
09P3-6159 Bette Midler The Wind Beneath My Wings(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 09P3-6159 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6184 Tracy Chapman Crossroads(CD, Mini, Single) Elektra 09P3-6184 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6205 D-A-D Sleeping My Day Away(CD, Single, Mini) Warner Bros. Records 09P3-6205 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6208 Prince The Arms Of Orion(CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records 09P3-6208 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
9 W4 25267 Hank Williams, Jr.* Five-O(Cass, Album, Club) Curb Records, Curb Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W4 25267 US 1985 Sell This Version
10P3-6005 Peter Cetera One Good Woman (Single) 10P3-6005 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6020 Nick Kamen Tell Me(CD, Mini, Single) WEA 10P3-6020 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6031 Anita Baker Giving You The Best That I Got(CD, Mini) Elektra 10P3-6031 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6032 Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout A Revolution(CD, Mini, Single) WEA 10P3-6032 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6049 Ben E. King Stand By Me(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 10P3-6049 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6052 Prince I Wish U Heaven(CD, Mini, Single) Paisley Park 10P3-6052 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6061 a-ha Touchy! (Go-Go Mix)(CD, Single, Mini) Warner Bros. Records 10P3-6061 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6080 John Cougar Mellencamp / Little Richard John Cougar Mellencamp / Little Richard - Rave On / Tutti Frutti(CD, Mini, Single) Elektra 10P3-6080 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6081 Tracy Chapman Baby Can I Hold You(CD, Mini, Single) Elektra 10P3-6081 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-1 Foreigner Say You Will(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 10SW-1 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-15 Debbie Gibson Foolish Beat(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 10SW-15 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-15 Debbie Gibson Out Of The Blue(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 10SW-15 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-22 Donald Fagen Century's End (CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records 10SW-22 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-34 Morris Day Fishnet(CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records 10SW-34 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-35 Prince Alphabet St.(CD, Mini, Single) Paisley Park 10SW-35 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-36 Honeymoon Suite Love Changes Everything(CD, Mini, Single) WEA 10SW-36 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-47 The Dream Academy In The Heart(CD, Mini, Single) Reprise Records 10SW-47 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
15P2-2668 a-ha 45 R.P.M. Club = 45R.P.M.CLUB(ミニ・アルバム)(CD, MiniAlbum, Comp, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records 15P2-2668 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
15P2-2669 a-ha Twelve Inch Club(CD, Maxi, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Reprise Records 15P2-2669 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
15P2-2670 a-ha Scoundrel Club = スカウンドレル・クラブ(ミニ・アルバム)(CD, MiniAlbum, Comp, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 15P2-2670 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
15P2-2743 The Honeydrippers Volume One(CD, MiniAlbum) Es Paranza Records 15P2-2743 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
16CD-185 / BWCD-1002 Ben E. King The Very Best Of Ben E. King(CD, Comp) Rhino Records (2) 16CD-185 / BWCD-1002 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
16P1-2006 Chicago (2) Chicago 16(LP, Album, Bla) Full Moon 16P1-2006 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
16P4-2900 Madonna Remixed Prayers(Cass, MiniAlbum) Sire 16P4-2900 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P1-2155 Echo & The Bunnymen New Live And Rare(LP, Comp) WEA 18P1-2155 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
18P2-2691 The Doors Alive, She Cried(CD, Album) Elektra 18P2-2691 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2730 Eagles Eagles Greatest Hits Volume 2(CD, Comp) Asylum Records 18P2-2730 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2733 Bread Anthology Of Bread(CD, Comp) Elektra 18P2-2733 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2745 Twisted Sister Under The Blade(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 18P2-2745 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2766 Joe Lynn Turner Rescue You (Album) 18P2-2766 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2768 Vandenberg Heading For A Storm(CD, Album) ATCO Records 18P2-2768 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2848 Donna Summer Donna Summer(CD, Album) WEA 18P2-2848 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2849 Donna Summer Cats Without Claws(CD, Album, RE) WEA 18P2-2849 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2860 Bob Marley Chances Are(CD, Comp) WEA 18P2-2860 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2889 Yes Tormato(CD, Album) Atlantic 18P2-2889 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2921 Jesse Davis* Jesse Davis(CD, Album) ATCO Records 18P2-2921 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2923 Boz Scaggs Boz Scaggs(CD, Album) Atlantic 18P2-2923 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2926 Kix (3) Kix(CD, Album) Atlantic 18P2-2926 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2927 Kix (3) Cool Kids(CD, Album) Atlantic 18P2-2927 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2928 Kix (3) Midnite Dynamite(CD, Album) Atlantic 18P2-2928 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2949 Atlantic Starr All In The Name Of Love(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 18P2-2949 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2975 Rod Stewart Atlantic Crossing(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 18P2-2975 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2995 Eric Martin Band Sucker For A Pretty Face(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 18P2-2995 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-3130 Tom Waits Asylum Years(CD, Comp, RE, RP) Elektra 18P2-3130 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20P2-2005 Sheila E. In The Glamorous Life(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 20P2-2005 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2006 Chicago (2) Chicago 16(CD, Album) WEA, Full Moon 20P2-2006 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2012 Eagles Eagles(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 20P2-2012 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2014 Eagles On The Border(CD, Album, RE) Asylum Records 20P2-2014 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2022 Foreigner Agent Provocateur(CD, Album) Atlantic 20P2-2022 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2024 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 20P2-2024 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2027 Led Zeppelin Houses Of The Holy(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 20P2-2027 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2029 Led Zeppelin In Through The Out Door (Album) 20P2-2029 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2040 Christopher Cross Another Page(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 20P2-2040 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2054 Yes 90125(CD, Album, RE) ATCO Records 20P2-2054 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2068 The Manhattan Transfer Vocalese(CD, Album) Atlantic 20P2-2068 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2075 Phil Collins Hello, I Must Be Going!(CD, Album) WEA 20P2-2075 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2107 Television Marquee Moon(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 20P2-2107 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2125 David Foster Time Passing(CD, Comp, MiniAlbum) Atlantic 20P2-2125 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20P2-2337 Robert Plant Pictures At Eleven(CD, Album) Swan Song 20P2-2337 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2338 Robert Plant The Principle Of Moments(CD, Album, RE) Es Paranza Records 20P2-2338 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2343 The Cars Shake It Up(CD, Album) Elektra 20P2-2343 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2352 Laura Branigan Branigan 2(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 20P2-2352 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2427 Mike + The Mechanics* Mike + The Mechanics(CD, Album, RE) WEA 20P2-2427 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2428 Howard Jones Dream Into Action(CD, Album, RE) WEA 20P2-2428 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
20P2-2429 The Cars = カーズ* The Cars = カーズ* - Heartbeat City = ハートビート・シティ(CD, Album, RE) Elektra 20P2-2429 Japan 1988 Sell This Version