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Corporation
MEDIA (TRADITIONAL) | Music
wmg.com

Investments

55

Portfolio Exits

7

Funds

1

Partners & Customers

10

Service Providers

1

About Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group (NASDAQ: WMG) is engaged in the recorded music business (including artist services) and the music publishing business. The company was founded in 1958 and is based in New York, New York.

Headquarters Location

1633 Broadway

New York, New York, 10019,

United States

212-275-2000

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Latest Warner Music Group News

Warner Music Group Launches a DJ Contest in The Sandbox

Jan 31, 2023

2 Mins Read Warner Music Group is launching The Sandbox DJ contest, the biggest Demo Drop to exist in the metaverse. Five DJs/music producers have the opportunity to launch their careers on one of the leading decentralized virtual worlds in Web3. The event takes place from January 26 to February 8 and is open to anyone with a KYC-verified Sandbox account. The Sandbox DJ contest features a party experience with different artists on the metaverse. The Sandbox DJ contest by Warner Music Group is an event where 5 DJs/music producers have the chance to launch their careers on various platforms, while also getting exposure and prices in $SAND. The event is run by ‘Spinnin’ Records,’ a Dutch electronic music label affiliated with Warner Music Group. Furthermore, participants have the opportunity to win a share of the 50,000 $SAND reward pool and be featured by the electronic music label. What is The Sandbox metaverse? The Sandbox is a decentralized virtual world in Web3. It is a platform where users can create and monetize their content in a metaverse. Consequently, the Sandbox metaverse partners with music labels, gaming companies, and other content creators to bring immersive experiences to their users. The goal is to create an ecosystem where users can engage with their favorite content and creators in new and innovative ways. The Sandbox DJ contest certainly exemplifies the possible start of music careers, launching in the web3 space. The worldwide dance music label, Spinnin’ Records, brings The Sandbox DJ contest to the metaverse. Image Credit: The Sandbox The Sandbox DJ contest by Warner Music Group is an exciting opportunity for DJs/music producers. They can certainly benefit from a share of the 50,000 $SAND price and even start a career through the metaverse. By partnering with the Sandbox Metaverse, Spinnin’ Records obviously aims to collaborate on more exciting and innovative community-engaging web3 initiatives. Warner Music Group initially partnered with the Sandbox a year ago to build a music-themed world in the metaverse and reach the global Sandbox community. Join Our New "To The Moon" daily Newsletter Get our free, 5 minutes daily newsletter. Join 25,000+ NFT enthusiasts & stay on top ???????? Subscribe

Warner Music Group Investments

55 Investments

Warner Music Group has made 55 investments. Their latest investment was in DressX as part of their Corporate Minority on December 12, 2022.

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Warner Music Group Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

12/15/2022

Corporate Minority

DressX

Yes

7

11/9/2022

Seed VC - II

Anything World

$7.5M

Yes

1

10/10/2022

Corporate Minority

Mascom Records

Yes

4

6/21/2022

Seed VC - II

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5/23/2022

Corporate Minority

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10

Date

12/15/2022

11/9/2022

10/10/2022

6/21/2022

5/23/2022

Round

Corporate Minority

Seed VC - II

Corporate Minority

Seed VC - II

Corporate Minority

Company

DressX

Anything World

Mascom Records

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Amount

$7.5M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

7

1

4

10

10

Warner Music Group Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

Warner Music Group has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Aaptiv on October 13, 2021.

Date

Exit

Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

10/13/2021

Acquired

$99M

2

3/10/2021

IPO

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$99M

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10

12/12/2018

IPO

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$99M

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10

4/3/2017

Management Buyout

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$99M

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10

11/13/2009

Acquired

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$99M

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Date

10/13/2021

3/10/2021

12/12/2018

4/3/2017

11/13/2009

Exit

Acquired

IPO

IPO

Management Buyout

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

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Sources

2

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10

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Warner Music Group Acquisitions

21 Acquisitions

Warner Music Group acquired 21 companies. Their latest acquisition was Qanawat Music on March 21, 2022.

Date

Investment Stage

Companies

Valuation
Valuations are submitted by companies, mined from state filings or news, provided by VentureSource, or based on a comparables valuation model.

Total Funding

Note

Sources

3/21/2022

$99M

Acquired Unit

3

1/12/2022

Other

$99M

Corporate Majority

5

12/16/2021

Series B

$99M

$28.79M

Acquired

15

7/20/2021

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10

3/24/2021

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10

Date

3/21/2022

1/12/2022

12/16/2021

7/20/2021

3/24/2021

Investment Stage

Other

Series B

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Total Funding

$28.79M

Note

Acquired Unit

Corporate Majority

Acquired

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Sources

3

5

15

10

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Warner Music Group Fund History

1 Fund History

Warner Music Group has 1 fund, including WMG Social Justice Fund.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

WMG Social Justice Fund

1

Closing Date

Fund

WMG Social Justice Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

1

Warner Music Group Partners & Customers

10 Partners and customers

Warner Music Group has 10 strategic partners and customers. Warner Music Group recently partnered with Drink Champs on January 1, 2023.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

1/17/2023

Licensor

Warner Music Group Becomes Exclusive Distribution Partner of Drink Champs Podcast

Warner Music Group is managing the exclusive distribution and licensing rights to Drink Champs ' audio , a podcast under iHeartMedia partnered podcast network , the Black Effect , founded by Charlamagne Tha God , in a move that aims to grow the podcast 's audience .

1

12/6/2022

Partner

United States

Warner Music Group and Polygon team up on virtual vinyl platform

Warner Music Group and Polygon have partnered with LGND.io on a new web3 music project .

2

12/6/2022

Licensor

India

Warner partners with e-commerce platform LGND.io and blockchain firm Polygon on new collectables platform

The way that we own and experience music is evolving , by fully embracing decentralized technologies and collectibles , this exclusive partnership between Polygon Studios , LGND , and WMG represents an exciting milestone for the music industry . ''

2

12/6/2022

Licensee

United States

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10

12/5/2022

Licensee

United States

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Date

1/17/2023

12/6/2022

12/6/2022

12/6/2022

12/5/2022

Type

Licensor

Partner

Licensor

Licensee

Licensee

Business Partner

Country

United States

India

United States

United States

News Snippet

Warner Music Group Becomes Exclusive Distribution Partner of Drink Champs Podcast

Warner Music Group is managing the exclusive distribution and licensing rights to Drink Champs ' audio , a podcast under iHeartMedia partnered podcast network , the Black Effect , founded by Charlamagne Tha God , in a move that aims to grow the podcast 's audience .

Warner Music Group and Polygon team up on virtual vinyl platform

Warner Music Group and Polygon have partnered with LGND.io on a new web3 music project .

Warner partners with e-commerce platform LGND.io and blockchain firm Polygon on new collectables platform

The way that we own and experience music is evolving , by fully embracing decentralized technologies and collectibles , this exclusive partnership between Polygon Studios , LGND , and WMG represents an exciting milestone for the music industry . ''

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Warner Music Group Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Warner Music Group has 1 service provider relationship

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

Provider Type

Service Type

IPO, and Corporate Minority - P2P

Investment Bank

Financial Advisor

Service Provider

Associated Rounds

IPO, and Corporate Minority - P2P

Provider Type

Investment Bank

Service Type

Financial Advisor

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Warner Music Group Team

34 Team Members

Warner Music Group has 34 team members, including , .

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Josh Richards

Founder

Current

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