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
Januar 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
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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
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(2xLP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2BSK 3654 US 1982 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 1974 Sell This Version
2ISL 11 Babylon By Bus  album cover Bob Marley & The Wailers Babylon By Bus(2xLP, Album) Island Records 2ISL 11 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2MS 2024 Uncle Meat  album cover The Mothers Of Invention* Uncle Meat(2xLP, Album, RE, Jac) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 2MS 2024 US 1976 Sell This Version
2MS 2027 Trout Mask Replica  album cover Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band* Trout Mask Replica(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Rhino Records (2), Straight 2MS 2027 US 2009 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
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
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
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
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(2x8-Trk, Album) Warner Bros. Records 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
4RNR-27 Teen Idols  album cover Various Teen Idols(Cass, Comp, Dol) Time Life Music, Warner Special Products 4RNR-27 US 1989 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
5E-502 An American Prayer  album cover Jim Morrison Music By The Doors Jim Morrison Music By The Doors - An American Prayer(LP, Album, Club) Elektra 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
6E-104 Simple Dreams  album cover Linda Ronstadt Simple Dreams(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records 6E-104 Canada 1977 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(LP, Album) Elektra 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-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) Elektra 6E-182-2 Europe 1985 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-239 Jerry Jeff Walker Too Old To Change(LP, Album, Promo, SP) Elektra 6E-239 US 1979 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-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-1108 Mixed Emotions  album cover Sammi Smith Mixed Emotions(LP, Album) Elektra, Elektra 7E-1108 Canada 1977 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
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-1078 Small Change  album cover Tom Waits Small Change (Album) 7ES-1078 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
9E-301 Dance Band On The Titanic  album cover Harry Chapin Dance Band On The Titanic(2xLP, Album, PRC) Elektra 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 W1-25186 Stop Making Sense  album cover Talking Heads Stop Making Sense(LP, Album, Club) Sire, Sire 9 W1-25186 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 W1-25548 The Eternal Idol  album cover Black Sabbath The Eternal Idol(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 9 W1-25548 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 W4-25292 Sacred Heart  album cover Dio (2) Sacred Heart(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W4-25292 US 1985 Sell This Version
10P3-6005 One Good Woman  album cover Peter Cetera One Good Woman (Single) 10P3-6005 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
14P4-2702 True Blue  album cover Madonna True Blue(Cass, Album) Sire 14P4-2702 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
18P2 2671 Chaka  album cover Chaka Khan Chaka (Album) 18P2 2671 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
18P2-2848 Donna Summer  album cover Donna Summer Donna Summer(CD, Album, RE) WEA 18P2-2848 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
20P2-2065 The Manhattan Transfer  album cover The Manhattan Transfer The Manhattan Transfer(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 20P2-2065 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
22P2-2634 Kenny Rogers Something Inside So Strong(CD, Album) Reprise Records 22P2-2634 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-2655 Another Place And Time  album cover Donna Summer Another Place And Time(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 22P2-2655 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-2684 Beaches (Original Soundtrack Recording)  album cover Bette Midler Beaches (Original Soundtrack Recording)(CD, Album) Atlantic 22P2-2684 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-2717 The Cinderella Theory  album cover George Clinton The Cinderella Theory(CD, Album) Paisley Park, Warner Bros. Records 22P2-2717 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-2870 Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack) = バットマン  album cover Prince = プリンス* Prince = プリンス* - Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack) = バットマン (Album) 22P2-2870 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-3060 Freedom  album cover Neil Young Freedom(CD, Album) Reprise Records 22P2-3060 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
25P2-2179 Buster - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  album cover Various Buster - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, Comp) WEA 25P2-2179 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25P2-2180 Wild Wild West  album cover The Escape Club Wild Wild West(CD, Album) WEA 25P2-2180 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25P2-2295 Electric Youth  album cover Debbie Gibson Electric Youth(CD, Album) Atlantic 25P2-2295 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
28XD-932 Crazy From The Heat  album cover David Lee Roth Crazy From The Heat(CD, EP, RE) Warner Bros. Records 28XD-932 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
31C 064 240380 Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack  album cover Various Mad Max - Beyond Thunderdome - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album, Gat) Capitol Records, EMI 31C 064 240380 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
32XD-320 Back In Black  album cover AC/DC Back In Black(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 32XD-320 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32XD-321 For Those About To Rock We Salute You  album cover AC/DC For Those About To Rock We Salute You(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 32XD-321 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
32XD-527 All Systems Go  album cover Donna Summer All Systems Go(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 32XD-527 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-667 Ready Or Not = レディ・オア・ノット  album cover Lou Gramm = ルー・グラム* Lou Gramm = ルー・グラム* - Ready Or Not = レディ・オア・ノット(CD, Album) Atlantic 32XD-667 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-884 The Singles  album cover Pretenders* The Singles(CD, Comp) Real Records (2) 32XD-884 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
32XD-960 Out Of Order  album cover Rod Stewart Out Of Order(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 32XD-960 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
43P2-0008 Out Of The Blue  album cover Debbie Gibson Out Of The Blue(CD, Album, RE, Gol) Atlantic 43P2-0008 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
43XD-2000 You Can Dance  album cover Madonna You Can Dance(CD, Comp, Mixed, RE, 24K) Sire 43XD-2000 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
43XD-2005 Inside Information  album cover Foreigner Inside Information(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 43XD-2005 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
105-2 Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975)  album cover Eagles Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) (Album, Comp) 105-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
00109-2 The Best Of Carly Simon  album cover Carly Simon The Best Of Carly Simon(CD, Comp, RE, Tar) Elektra, Elektra 00109-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
330-2 Hank Williams, Jr.* Rowdy(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records, Curb Records 330-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
969 Touchy!  album cover a-ha Touchy!(7", Promo) Warner Bros. Records 969 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
991 Good Tradition (New Remix)  album cover Tanita Tikaram Good Tradition (New Remix)(7", Promo) WEA 991 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
1017-2 Strangers In The Night  album cover Frank Sinatra Strangers In The Night(CD, Album, RE, RM) Reprise Records 1017-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
1.048 Holdin' Onto You  album cover Andy Leek Holdin' Onto You(7", Single, Promo) Atlantic 1.048 Spain 1989 Sell This Version
1048 White Christmas  album cover The Drifters Featuring Clyde McPhatter And Bill Pinckney* The Drifters Featuring Clyde McPhatter And Bill Pinckney* - White Christmas 1048 US Unknown Sell This Version
1269 Plenty, Plenty Soul  album cover Milt Jackson Plenty, Plenty Soul(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic 1269 US Unknown Sell This Version
1311 Giant Steps  album cover John Coltrane Giant Steps(LP, Album, RE, MO) Atlantic, Atlantic 1311 US Unknown Sell This Version
1312 The Genius Of Ray Charles  album cover Ray Charles The Genius Of Ray Charles(LP, RE, Pre) Atlantic, Atlantic 1312 US Unknown Sell This Version
1317 The Shape Of Jazz To Come  album cover Ornette Coleman The Shape Of Jazz To Come (Album) 1317 US Unknown Sell This Version
1347 Blue Ridge Mountain Music  album cover Various Blue Ridge Mountain Music(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 1347 US Unknown Sell This Version
1361 My Favorite Things  album cover John Coltrane My Favorite Things(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 1361 US Unknown Sell This Version
1684-2 All The Things We Are  album cover Dave Brubeck All The Things We Are(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic, Atlantic Jazz 1684-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
1747-2 Oh, Good Grief!  album cover Vince Guaraldi Oh, Good Grief!(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 1747-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
1767-2 Greatest Hits!  album cover The Association (2) Greatest Hits! (Comp) 1767-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
1820 The Cajun Way  album cover Doug Kershaw The Cajun Way(LP, Album, RE, Jac) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records 1820 US 1975 Sell This Version
1869-2 Workingman's Dead  album cover The Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead(CD, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 1869-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
1871-2 Black Sabbath  album cover Black Sabbath Black Sabbath (Album) 1871-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
2036-2 Pleasure Victim  album cover Berlin Pleasure Victim(CD, Album, RE) Geffen Records, Enigma Records (3), M.A.O. Records 2036-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
2233 Best Country  album cover Various Best Country(Box + 2xCD, Comp) Dino Music, Dino Music, Dino Music 2233 Germany 1989 Sell This Version