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
2BEG 7980 Living Ornaments '79 And '80  album cover Gary Numan Living Ornaments '79 And '80(2xLP, Album) Beggars Banquet 2BEG 7980 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
2BRX 6986 Back To The Bars  album cover Todd Rundgren Back To The Bars(2xLP, Gol) Bearsville 2BRX 6986 US 1978 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? (Album) 2BX 2066 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
2CLR-01 1965  album cover Various 1965(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-01 US 1987 Sell This Version
2CLR-02 1966  album cover Various 1966(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-02 US 1987 Sell This Version
2CLR-03 1964  album cover Various 1964(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-03 US 1987 Sell This Version
2CLR-04 1968  album cover Various 1968 (Comp) 2CLR-04 US 1988 Sell This Version
2CLR-05 1967  album cover Various 1967(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-05 US 1988 Sell This Version
2CLR-06 1969  album cover Various 1969(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-06 US 1988 Sell This Version
2CLR-10 1967: The Beat Goes On  album cover Various 1967: The Beat Goes On(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-10 US 1988 Sell This Version
2CLR-11 1968: The Beat Goes On  album cover Various 1968: The Beat Goes On(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-11 US 1989 Sell This Version
2CLR-12 1969: The Beat Goes On  album cover Various 1969: The Beat Goes On(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-12 US 1989 Sell This Version
2CLR-14 1965: Shakin' All Over  album cover Various 1965: Shakin' All Over(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-14 US 1989 Sell This Version
2CLR-19 1968: Shakin' All Over  album cover Various 1968: Shakin' All Over(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-19 US 1989 Sell This Version
2CLR-21 Rock Renaissance II  album cover Various Rock Renaissance II(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-21 US 1990 Sell This Version
2D 2290 Zappa In New York  album cover Frank Zappa Zappa In New York(2xLP, Album) Discreet 2D 2290 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2DS 2202 Roxy & Elsewhere  album cover Zappa* / Mothers* Zappa* / Mothers* - Roxy & Elsewhere (Album) 2DS 2202 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
2FDP-90002 Urban Cowboy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)  album cover Various Urban Cowboy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(2xLP, Album, Comp) Asylum Records, Full Moon 2FDP-90002 Canada 1980 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 (Album) 2FS 1019 US 1976 Sell This Version
2G5 4012 Plays Live  album cover Peter Gabriel Plays Live(Cass, Album, Dol) Geffen Records 2G5 4012 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
2HS 3350 Tusk  album cover Fleetwood Mac Tusk(2xLP, Album, Los) Warner Bros. Records 2HS 3350 US 1979 Sell This Version
2HW 3577 In Your Eyes  album cover George Benson In Your Eyes(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2HW 3577 US 1983 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 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
2MS 2027 Trout Mask Replica  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* - Trout Mask Replica (Album) 2MS 2027 US 1977 Sell This Version
2R5 2245 The Essential Jimi Hendrix  album cover Jimi Hendrix The Essential Jimi Hendrix(Cass, Comp, Club) Reprise Records 2R5 2245 US 1978 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-04 1961  album cover Various 1961(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-04 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-08 1954-1955  album cover Various 1954-1955(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-08 US 1988 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-10 1964  album cover Various 1964(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-10 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-13 1959  album cover Various 1959(CD, Comp, RM, RP) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-13 US 1989 Sell This Version
2RNR-14 1956  album cover Various 1956(CD, Comp, RE, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-14 US Unknown 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
2RNR-24 The '50s: Keep On Rockin'  album cover Various The '50s: Keep On Rockin'(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-24 US 1989 Sell This Version
2RNR-25 The 60's: Keep On Rockin'  album cover Various The 60's: Keep On Rockin'(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-25 US 1989 Sell This Version
2RNR-28 The '50s: Rave On  album cover Various The '50s: Rave On(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-28 US 1990 Sell This Version
2RNR-30 Roots Of Rock: 1945-1956  album cover Various Roots Of Rock: 1945-1956(CD, Comp, RM) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 2RNR-30 US 1990 Sell This Version
2RS 2245 The Essential Jimi Hendrix  album cover Jimi Hendrix The Essential Jimi Hendrix (Comp) 2RS 2245 US 1978 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 (Album) 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
2RSX-2245 The Essential Jimi Hendrix  album cover Jimi Hendrix The Essential Jimi Hendrix(2xLP, Comp, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2RSX-2245 Canada 1978 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 801 The Best Of Otis Redding  album cover Otis Redding The Best Of Otis Redding(2xLP, Comp) ATCO Records 2SA 801 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
2SA 801 The Best Of Otis Redding  album cover Otis Redding The Best Of Otis Redding(2xLP, Comp, Qua) ATCO Records 2SA 801 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
2SA-806 Buffalo Springfield  album cover Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield(2xLP, Comp) ATCO Records 2SA-806 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
2SD 9002 Seconds Out  album cover Genesis Seconds Out(2xLP, Album) Atlantic 2SD 9002 Canada 1977 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
2SDS 900 The Young Person's Guide To King Crimson  album cover King Crimson The Young Person's Guide To King Crimson(2xLP, Comp, Don) Atlantic 2SDS 900 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
2SDX 7000 Works (Volume 1)  album cover Emerson, Lake & Palmer Works (Volume 1)(2xLP, Album, Don) Atlantic, Atlantic 2SDX 7000 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
2SR5 3590 The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads  album cover Talking Heads The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (Album) 2SR5 3590 US 1982 Sell This Version
2SWS 2923 We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll  album cover Black Sabbath We Sold Our Soul For Rock 'N' Roll(2xLP, Comp, RE) Warner Bros. Records 2SWS 2923 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 3139 Weekend In L.A.  album cover George Benson Weekend In L.A.(2xLP, Album, Win) Warner Bros. Records 2WB 3139 US 1978 Sell This Version
2WB 3497 Reunited Live  album cover Frankie Valli, 4 Seasons* Frankie Valli, 4 Seasons* - Reunited Live (Album, 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
2WX 3288 Second Edition  album cover Public Image Ltd.* Second Edition(2xLP, Album, Gat) Island Records 2WX 3288 Canada 1979 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 (Album) 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
4CLR-01 1965  album cover Various 1965(Cass, Comp, RM, CrO) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 4CLR-01 US 1987 Sell This Version
4CLR 10 1967: The Beat Goes On  album cover Various 1967: The Beat Goes On(Cass, Comp, RM, Dol) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products, Warner Special Products 4CLR 10 US 1988 Sell This Version
4CLR-11 1968: The Beat Goes On  album cover Various 1968: The Beat Goes On(Cass, Comp) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 4CLR-11 US 1989 Sell This Version
4CLR-12 1969: The Beat Goes On  album cover Various 1969: The Beat Goes On(Cass) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 4CLR-12 US 1989 Sell This Version
4CLR-19 1968: Shakin' All Over  album cover Various 1968: Shakin' All Over(Cass, Comp, RM, CrO) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 4CLR-19 US 1989 Sell This Version
4CLS-06 1969  album cover Various 1969 (Comp) 4CLS-06 US 1988 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
4RNR-21 1958 Still Rockin'  album cover Various 1958 Still Rockin'(Cass, Comp, RM, CrO) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 4RNR-21 US 1988 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, 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-505 Mingus  album cover Joni Mitchell Mingus(LP, Album, SP ) Asylum Records 5E-505 US 1979 Sell This Version
5T-8514 Panorama  album cover The Cars Panorama (Album) 5T-8514 US 1980 Sell This Version
5T8-537 America's Greatest Hero  album cover Joey Scarbury America's Greatest Hero(8-Trk, Album) Elektra 5T8-537 US 1981 Sell This Version