Atlantic Records Group
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Atlantic Records Group is an umbrella label owned by Warner Music Group that oversees several labels assigned to its Atlantic Records unit. In total, the label group has nearly three hundred artists on its roster.
|Atlantic Records Group|
|Parent company||Warner Music Group|
|Country of origin||United States|
In 2004, Time Warner sold Warner Music to group of private investors. As a cost-cutting maneuver, the new owners of Warner Music Group merged Atlantic Records with its Elektra Records sister to form The Atlantic Records Group. Upon the merger, Elektra became largely dormant, with most of its retained roster absorbed by Atlantic. In the years to follow, Atlantic Records Group would add a host of other labels to its umbrella, including: Roadrunner, Fueled by Ramen, Custard and Maybach. Elektra was reactivated as a brand of Atlantic Records Group in 2009. The same year Atlantic's dance and hip hop imprint Big Beat Records, which scored notable success for most of the 1990s (but had been in hibernation since 1998) was also relaunched.
On June 18, 2018, Warner Music Group announced the formation of Elektra Music Group to be launched as a stand-alone, independently-managed primary label at WMG on October 1. Splitting off from Atlantic Records Group, EMG will take with it five labels that previously operated under the Atlantic group (including Elektra Records), three label's staff and handful of major artists. Elektra's independence renews the WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) triad that had for decades mark the original company organization. Elektra co-presidents, however, will answer to Atlantic Records Group Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald.
- Martens, Todd (4 October 2012). "Dangerbird co-founder Jeff Castelaz to head Elektra Records". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 June 2018.
- Aswad, Jem (18 June 2018). "Warner to Launch Elektra Music Group as Stand-Alone Company". Variety. Retrieved 18 June 2018.
- Official website
- "Warner Music Group page about the Atlantic Records Group". Archived from the original on 4 February 2007. Retrieved 15 September 2014.