Warner Music's CEO Robert Kyncl sent out an internal memo informing the staff that the company was going to layoff 600 of its employees, severing their ties with digital brands such as Uproxx and HipHopDX.

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The historic deal will allow her to maintain her independence as a musician while also having access to the music company’s robust global services, ranging from radio promotion to marketing worldwide.


One of the culture’s best record men will try to change once again. Kevin Liles has been appointed CEO to the new Warner Music Group venture 3EE.


Looks like we are going to be getting another option in the already crowded music streaming world.  YouTube has officially cleared a tremendous hurdle by signing deals with both Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group. 


A former executive that worked for the Warner Music Group has been charged with embezzling more than $1 million from the label via a company credit card. Danielle D. Smith was in Manhattan courts Tuesday (February 4) and arraigned on charges of first-degree larceny.

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Jay-Z just landed a major new business partner. The rapper/mogul and Roc Nation have signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell a division of the Warner Music Group.


The Check Writer is moving on. Lyor Cohen is stepping down as Chairman/CEO of the Warner Music Group, a position he has held since 2004, reports Billboard. The former Def Jam exec and Run-DMC road manager will likely be replaced by former EMI CEO Roger Faxon, who just left the EMI label in the wake […]

Meek Mill, News

Meek Mill’s album, Dreams And Nightmares, was originally slated for an August 28th release date as was announced at the much ado’d Maybach Music Group press conference at the beginning of the summer.Warner Bros has confirmed that  Dreams And Nightmares is now slated for a October 30th release date. It’s not all bad news for fans of Meek, […]

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Are you bummed that you didn’t win the tickets to see Rick Ross, Wale, and Meek Mill tonight in New York? Don’t worry, Hip-Hop Wired has you covered. Sit back and relax in the comfort of your own home and check out the live stream of the concert courtesy of Hot 97.


Hits Daily Double is reporting that Warner Bros. Records Urban Music EVP Joie Manda is to take over as President of Def Jam. Manda will be the first exect to officially hold the post vacated by Jay-Z in 2007. Manda originally joined Asylum Records in 2004 as head of A&R before he was promoted to EVP/GM […]

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Laws – “Lady Hip Hop” [Video] J.U.S.T.I.C.E League artist, Laws released his ode to women that love hip-hop entitled, “Lady Hip Hop.” The video, shot by Dwayne Lafleur provides a visual to the song some are calling the 2011 anthem for the female hip-hop head. It shows a young couple’s relationship and their shared love […]