Warner Communications

Warner Communications

Profile:
American music and record company umbrella founded out of Kinney National Service Inc. and renamed to Warner Communications Inc. in early 1972.
Please determine the correct term on the release.
A Division Of Warner Communications Inc. usually appears on releases from Elektra-based labels like Elektra, Nonesuch, Asylum Records, while
A Warner Communications Company usually appears on releases from the other umbrella labels Warner Bros. Records, Atlantic, and the WEA International Inc. branches.

History:

July 1969 Kinney National Service Inc. acquires Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records.
U.K. branch Warner Bros. Seven Arts Records Ltd. established.
July 1970 Kinney National Service Inc. buys Elektra.
October 1970 Record distributorship in Cleveland opened.
Australian branch Warner Bros. Records (Pty) Ltd. established.
November 1970 Nesuhi Ertegun will be director of newly created international record department Kinney Record Group International (Kinney Music International as licenscee) with Phil Rose as managing director.
Japanese subdiary Warner Bros.-Pioneer Corporation established.
February 1971 Share-holders voted to change the name of the company from Kinney National Service Inc. to Kinney Services Inc.
July 1971 The Warner-Elektra-Atlantic-distributing corporation (W-E-A) has been set up by Kinney Services Inc., but it will take one more years till the international department and the branches will be renamed officially to WEA.
1971 German branch Kinney Music GmbH and french branch Kinney Filipacchi Music S.A. established,
UK branch renamed to Kinney Music Ltd., canadian branch to Kinney Music Of Canada, Ltd. and australian branch to Kinney Music (Pty) Limited.
February 1972 Kinney Services Inc. renamed to Warner Communications Inc.
1972 Reflecting of the initials of the parent record companies, Warner Bros. Records, Elektra and Atlantic, Kinney Music International will be called WEA International Inc..
Similar name changes will be undertaken for WEA’s subdiary companies.
1972 All international branches were officially renamed
Kinney Music Ltd. to WEA Records Ltd.,
Kinney Filipacchi Music S.A. to WEA Filipacchi Music S.A.,
Kinney Music Of Canada, Ltd. to WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd. and
Kinney Music (Pty) Limited to WEA Records Pty. Limited
January 1973 German branch was the last to be renamed from Kinney Music GmbH to WEA Musik GmbH
June 1974 The Company began employing the 1974-designed Saul Bass 'W' logo on releases, later to become the umbrella brand identity for the Warner Music Group.
In 1989, the company merged with Time Inc., to form Time Warner Inc.. This way, the Time-Life Music catalog was put under the same roof as WEA.
In the late 1990s, Rhino Records (2) gets added to the group.
In January 2001: After a merge with AOL to form AOL Time Warner, the company accumulated debts and began selling off parts of the conglomerate.
By late 2003, AOL Time Warner was reverted to Time Warner Inc., which was itself sold off on December 31, 2003 to a group of private investors headed by Strauss Zetnick, a former record company executive.
Parent Label:
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2AN 60142 Yesshows  album cover Yes Yesshows(2xLP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 2AN 60142 Israel 1980 Sell This Version
2BS 2923 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll  album cover Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll (Comp) 2BS 2923 US 1976 Sell This Version
2BS 3140 Waiting For Columbus  album cover Little Feat Waiting For Columbus (Album) 2BS 3140 US 1978 Sell This Version
2BSK 3277 Livin' Inside Your Love  album cover George Benson Livin' Inside Your Love(2xLP, Album, Gat) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3277 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
2BSK 3538 Hoy-Hoy!  album cover Little Feat Hoy-Hoy!(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3538 US 1981 Sell This Version
2BSK 3654 The Concert In Central Park  album cover Simon & Garfunkel The Concert In Central Park (Album) 2BSK 3654 US 1982 Sell This Version
2BX 2066 Something / Anything?  album cover Todd Rundgren Something / Anything?(2xLP, Album) Bearsville 2BX 2066 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2FS 1019 Sinatra At The Sands  album cover Sinatra* With Count Basie & The Orchestra* Sinatra* With Count Basie & The Orchestra* - Sinatra At The Sands(2xLP, Album, RE, Jac) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2FS 1019 US 1976 Sell This Version
2HS 3350 Tusk  album cover Fleetwood Mac Tusk(2xLP, Album, Los) Warner Bros. Records 2HS 3350 US 1979 Sell This Version
2ISL 11 Babylon By Bus  album cover Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon By Bus(2xLP, Album, RE) Island Records 2ISL 11 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
2MS 2024 Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat (Album) 2MS 2024 US 1976 Sell This Version
2MS 2027 Trout Mask Replica  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Trout Mask Replica (Album) 2MS 2027 US 1977 Sell This Version
2RNR-01 1957  album cover Various 1957(CD, Comp, Mono, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-01 US 1987 Sell This Version
2RNR-02 1962  album cover Various 1962(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-02 US 1987 Sell This Version
2RNR-07 1963  album cover Various 1963(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-07 US 1986 Sell This Version
2RNR-09 The Everly Brothers: 1957-1962  album cover The Everly Brothers* The Everly Brothers: 1957-1962(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-09 US 1987 Sell This Version
2RNR-11 1960  album cover Various 1960(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-11 US 1987 Sell This Version
2RNR-12 The Supremes: 1963-1969  album cover The Supremes The Supremes: 1963-1969(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-12 US 1987 Sell This Version
2RNR-15  Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: 1962-1967  album cover Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons* Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: 1962-1967(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-15 US 1987 Sell This Version
2RNR-16 1962 Still Rockin'  album cover Various 1962 Still Rockin'(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-16 US 1988 Sell This Version
2RNR-17 1957 Still Rockin'  album cover Various 1957 Still Rockin'(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-17 US 1988 Sell This Version
2RNR-18 1961 Still Rockin'  album cover Various 1961 Still Rockin'(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-18 US 1989 Sell This Version
2RNR-19 1963 Still Rockin'  album cover Various 1963 Still Rockin'(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-19 US 1989 Sell This Version
2RNR-20 1959 Still Rockin'  album cover Various 1959 Still Rockin'(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-20 US 1989 Sell This Version
2RNR-21 1958 Still Rockin'  album cover Various 1958 Still Rockin'(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-21 US 1989 Sell This Version
2RNR-22 1960 Still Rockin'  album cover Various 1960 Still Rockin'(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-22 US 1989 Sell This Version
2RNR-23 1956 Still Rockin'  album cover Various 1956 Still Rockin'(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-23 US 1989 Sell This Version
2RS 2245 The Essential Jimi Hendrix  album cover Jimi Hendrix The Essential Jimi Hendrix (Comp) 2RS 2245 US 1979 Sell This Version
2RS 6307 Electric Ladyland  album cover The Jimi Hendrix Experience Electric Ladyland(2xLP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2RS 6307 US 1975 Sell This Version
2RS 6334 Sweet Child  album cover The Pentangle* Sweet Child(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records 2RS 6334 US 1974 Sell This Version
2RS 6481 Sound Track Recordings From The Film "Jimi Hendrix"  album cover Jimi Hendrix Sound Track Recordings From The Film "Jimi Hendrix" (Album) 2RS 6481 Turkey 1973 Sell This Version
2RX 6481 Sound Track Recordings From The Film Jimi Hendrix  album cover Jimi Hendrix Sound Track Recordings From The Film Jimi Hendrix(2xLP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records 2RX 6481 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
2SA-510 Yesshows  album cover Yes Yesshows(2xLP, Album, Gat) Atlantic 2SA-510 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
2SA-806 Buffalo Springfield  album cover Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield(2xLP, Comp) ATCO Records 2SA-806 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
2SDS 401 The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway  album cover Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway(2xLP, Album, RE, Cin) ATCO Records, ATCO Records 2SDS 401 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2W5 3288 Second Edition  album cover Public Image Ltd.* Second Edition(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2W5 3288 US 1979 Sell This Version
2WB 3497 Reunited Live  album cover Frankie Valli, 4 Seasons* Frankie Valli, 4 Seasons* - Reunited Live (Comp) 2WB 3497 US 1980 Sell This Version
2WB 3500 Fleetwood Mac Live  album cover Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac Live (Album) 2WB 3500 US 1980 Sell This Version
2WS-1830 Live/Dead  album cover The Grateful Dead Live/Dead (Album) 2WS-1830 US Unknown Sell This Version
2X5 3350 Tusk  album cover Fleetwood Mac Tusk (Album) 2X5 3350 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
2XS 6009 Fleetwood Mac In Chicago  album cover Fleetwood Mac Featuring Otis Spann / Willie Dixon / Shakey Horton* / Guitar Buddy* / J.T. Brown / Honeyboy Edwards* / S.P. Leary Fleetwood Mac Featuring Otis Spann / Willie Dixon / Shakey Horton* / Guitar Buddy* / J.T. Brown / Honeyboy Edwards* / S.P. Leary - Fleetwood Mac In Chicago (Album) 2XS 6009 US 1975 Sell This Version
2XS 6013 FM/Live  album cover Climax Blues Band FM/Live(2xLP, Album, RE) Sire 2XS 6013 US Unknown Sell This Version
3RS 2257 Decade  album cover Neil Young Decade (Comp) 3RS 2257 US 1977 Sell This Version
3W8-3146 The Last Waltz  album cover The Band The Last Waltz (Album) 3W8-3146 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
3WS 1730 The Sea • The Earth • The Sky  album cover Anita KerrRod McKuenThe San Sebastian Strings Anita KerrRod McKuenThe San Sebastian Strings - The Sea • The Earth • The Sky(3xLP, Album, Comp, RM + Box, Dlx, Ltd, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 3WS 1730 US 1975 Sell This Version
3WS 3146 The Last Waltz  album cover The Band The Last Waltz(3xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 3WS 3146 US 1978 Sell This Version
00004-1 I Madrigalisti Medioevali "Medioevale"  album cover G. Marazza*, R. Anselmi* G. Marazza*, R. Anselmi* - I Madrigalisti Medioevali "Medioevale"(LP, Promo) WEA 00004-1 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
4RNR-11 1960  album cover Various 1960(Cass, Comp, Dol) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 4RNR-11 US 1992 Sell This Version
5C-5518 Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music)  album cover Queen Flash Gordon (Original Soundtrack Music)(Cass, Album, Dol) Elektra 5C-5518 US 1980 Sell This Version
5C5 564 Greatest Hits  album cover Queen Greatest Hits(Cass, Album, Comp, Club, Col) Elektra 5C5 564 US 1981 Sell This Version
5E-502 An American Prayer  album cover Jim Morrison Music By The Doors Jim Morrison Music By The Doors - An American Prayer (Album) 5E-502 US 1978 Sell This Version
5E-535 The Pressure Is On  album cover Hank Williams, Jr.* The Pressure Is On(LP, Album) Elektra, Curb Records, Elektra 5E-535 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
5T-8514 Panorama  album cover The Cars Panorama (Album) 5T-8514 US 1980 Sell This Version
6E-104 Simple Dreams  album cover Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams (Album) 6E-104 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
6E-105 Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975  album cover Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975(LP, Comp, Club, Ind) Asylum Records 6E-105 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-106 Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, RE, Gat) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 6E-106 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
6E-112 News Of The World  album cover Queen News Of The World(LP, Album, Gat) Elektra 6E-112 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
6E-118 Excitable Boy  album cover Warren Zevon Excitable Boy (Album) 6E-118 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
6E-133 Adventure  album cover Television Adventure(LP, Album, PRC) Elektra 6E-133 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-148 Goodbye Girl  album cover David Gates Goodbye Girl (Album) 6E-148 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
6E-149 Tony Orlando  album cover Tony Orlando Tony Orlando (Album) 6E-149 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-157 American Dreams  album cover Jesse Colin Young American Dreams(LP, Album, Promo, PRC) Elektra 6E-157 US 1978 Sell This Version
6E-160 Patrice  album cover Patrice Rushen Patrice(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-160 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
6E-175 Airwaves  album cover Badfinger Airwaves(LP, Album, Spe) Elektra 6E-175 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-182-2 Paradise  album cover Grover Washington Jr.* Paradise(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Elektra 6E-182-2 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
6E-209 Pink Lady  album cover Pink Lady Pink Lady(LP, Album, PRC) Elektra, Curb Records 6E-209 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-212 The Sound Of A Pioneer  album cover Bob Nolan The Sound Of A Pioneer (Album) 6E-212 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-219 Gamma 1  album cover Gamma (5) Gamma 1(LP, Album, All) Elektra 6E-219 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-239 Too Old To Change  album cover Jerry Jeff Walker Too Old To Change(LP, Album, Promo, SP) Elektra 6E-239 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-305 Winelight  album cover Grover Washington, Jr. Winelight(LP, Album, SP ) Elektra 6E-305 US 1980 Sell This Version
7 A1-90231 The Unforgettable Fire  album cover U2 The Unforgettable Fire(LP, Album, Club) Island Records, Island Records 7 A1-90231 US 1984 Sell This Version
7E-1003 Planet Waves  album cover Bob Dylan Planet Waves(LP, Album, San) Asylum Records 7E-1003 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1006 The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band  album cover The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band (Album) 7E-1006 US 1974 Sell This Version
7E-1017-2 Late For The Sky  album cover Jackson Browne Late For The Sky(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 7E-1017-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7E-1026 Sheer Heart Attack  album cover Queen Sheer Heart Attack(LP, Album, RE, CSM) Elektra 7E-1026 US 1977 Sell This Version
7E-1063 All Alone In The End Zone  album cover Jay Ferguson All Alone In The End Zone(LP, Album, Promo, SRC) Asylum Records 7E-1063 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-1092 Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(LP, Comp, Promo, San) Elektra/Asylum Records 7E-1092 US 1976 Sell This Version
7E-2008 Nighthawks At The Diner  album cover Tom Waits Nighthawks At The Diner (Album) 7E-2008 US 1975 Sell This Version
7E 7002 The Sound Of Bread - Their 20 Finest Songs  album cover Bread The Sound Of Bread - Their 20 Finest Songs(LP, Comp) Elektra 7E 7002 US 1977 Sell This Version
7ES-1045 Prisoner In Disguise  album cover Linda Ronstadt Prisoner In Disguise(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 7ES-1045 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
7ES-1052 Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975  album cover Eagles Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975(LP, Album, Comp) Asylum Records 7ES-1052 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
7ES-1078 Small Change  album cover Tom Waits Small Change (Album) 7ES-1078 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
7ES-1092 Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits  album cover Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Asylum Records 7ES-1092 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
7ES-1108 Mixed Emotions  album cover Sammi Smith Mixed Emotions(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra 7ES-1108 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
07P7-6007 Glam Slam  album cover Prince Glam Slam(7", Single) Paisley Park 07P7-6007 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
8COC-59100 Sticky Fingers  album cover The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers(8-Trk, Album) Rolling Stones Records 8COC-59100 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
8E-6001 Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine  album cover The Doors Weird Scenes Inside The Gold Mine(2xLP, Comp, RP, CSM) Elektra 8E-6001 US Unknown Sell This Version
8Q-1006 The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band  album cover The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band(8-Trk, Album, Quad) Asylum Records 8Q-1006 US 1974 Sell This Version
8RM 2035 Aqualung  album cover Jethro Tull Aqualung(8-Trk, Album, Yel) Reprise Records 8RM 2035 US Unknown Sell This Version
8RM-6465 Future Games  album cover Fleetwood Mac Future Games(8-Trk, Album) Reprise Records 8RM-6465 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
8WM-2919 Breezin'  album cover George Benson Breezin'(8-Trk, Album, Yel) Warner Bros. Records 8WM-2919 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
8WM-2979 James Taylor's Greatest Hits  album cover James Taylor (2) James Taylor's Greatest Hits(8-Trk, Comp, Yel) Warner Bros. Records 8WM-2979 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
9E-301 Dance Band On The Titanic  album cover Harry Chapin Dance Band On The Titanic (Album) 9E-301 US 1977 Sell This Version
9 W1 23774-1 Eliminator  album cover ZZ Top Eliminator(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W1 23774-1 US 1983 Sell This Version
9 W1-23936 Hard  album cover Gang Of 4* Hard(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W1-23936 US 1983 Sell This Version
9 W1-25186 Stop Making Sense  album cover Talking Heads Stop Making Sense(LP, Album, Club) Sire, Sire 9 W1-25186 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 W1-25447 Graceland  album cover Paul Simon Graceland(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W1-25447 US 1986 Sell This Version
9 W1-25548 The Eternal Idol  album cover Black Sabbath The Eternal Idol(LP, Album, Club, Car) Warner Bros. Records 9 W1-25548 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 W1-25577 Sign "O" The Times  album cover Prince Sign "O" The Times(2xLP, Album) Paisley Park 9 W1-25577 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 W1-25669 Brian Wilson  album cover Brian Wilson Brian Wilson(LP, Album, Club, Col) Sire, Reprise Records 9 W1-25669 US 1988 Sell This Version