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Warner Communications Inc.


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. [b]A Division Of [l=Warner Communications Inc.][/b] usually appears on releases from [l=Elektra]-based labels like [l=Elektra], [l=Nonesuch], [l=Asylum Records], while [b]A [l=Warner Communications] Company[/b] usually appears on releases from the other umbrella labels [l=Warner Bros. Records], [l=Atlantic], and the [l=WEA International Inc.] branches. [b]History:[/b] [b]July 1969[/b] Kinney National Service Inc. acquires [l=Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records]. U.K. branch [l=Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records Ltd.] established. [b]July 1970[/b] Kinney National Service Inc. buys [l=Elektra]. [b]October 1970[/b] Record distributorship in Cleveland opened. Australian branch [b]Warner Bros. Records (Pty) Ltd.[/b] established. [b]November 1970[/b] [a=Nesuhi Ertegun] will be director of newly created international record department [l=Kinney Record Group International] ([b][l=Kinney Music] International[/b] as licenscee) with Phil Rose as managing director. Japanese subdiary [l=Warner Bros.-Pioneer Corporation] established. [b] February 1971[/b] Share-holders voted to change the name of the company from [b]Kinney National Service Inc.[/b] to [b]Kinney Services Inc.[/b] [b]July 1971[/b] The Warner-Elektra-Atlantic-distributing corporation (W-E-A) has been set up by [b]Kinney Services Inc.[/b], but it will take one more years till the international department and the branches will be renamed officially to WEA. [b]1971[/b] German branch [l=Kinney Music GmbH] and french branch [l=Kinney Filipacchi Music] S.A. established, UK branch renamed to [l=Kinney Music Ltd.], canadian branch to [l=Kinney Music Of Canada, Ltd.] and australian branch to [l=Kinney Music (Pty) Limited]. [b]February 1972[/b] Kinney Services Inc. renamed to [l=Warner Communications Inc.] [b]1972[/b] Reflecting of the initials of the parent record companies, [l=Warner Bros. Records], [l=Elektra] and [l=Atlantic], [b][l=Kinney Music] International[/b] will be called [l=WEA International Inc.]. Similar name changes will be undertaken for WEA??s subdiary companies. [b]1972[/b] All international branches were officially renamed [l=Kinney Music Ltd.] to [l=WEA Records Ltd.], [l=Kinney Filipacchi Music S.A.] to [l=WEA Filipacchi Music] S.A., [l=Kinney Music Of Canada, Ltd.] to [l=WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.] and [l=Kinney Music (Pty) Limited] to [l=WEA Records Pty. Limited] [b]Januar 1973[/b] German branch was the last to be renamed from [l=Kinney Music GmbH] to [l=WEA Musik GmbH] [b]August 1973[/b] The [l=Elektra] & [l=Asylum Records] labels were combined to form the companies [l=Elektra/Asylum Records] and [l=Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records]. [b]June 1974[/b] The Company began employing the 1974-designed [a=Saul Bass] 'W' logo on releases, later to become the umbrella brand identity for the [l=Warner Music Group]

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