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March 17, 2003 | Jeff Leeds, Times Staff Writer
Warner Music Group is having a bittersweet moment. The record giant, knocked from its place at the top of the U.S. market by corporate turmoil in the mid-1990s, pulled off a stunner last week: It captured six of the top 20 spots on the nation's pop chart with hits from such acts as hip-hop's Fabolous and Lil' Kim. But the performance may have come just in time for more turmoil. Debt-laden AOL Time Warner Inc.
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July 21, 2003 | Jeff Leeds, Times Staff Writer
One has spent his entire career in the record business, scouting for talent and working his way up just in time to see the industry start to crumble. The other is a former TV journalist who came to the music world two years ago as an outsider, and thinks he might like to stick around.
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July 21, 2003 | Jeff Leeds, Times Staff Writer
One has spent his entire career in the record business, scouting for talent and working his way up just in time to see the industry start to crumble. The other is a former TV journalist who came to the music world two years ago as an outsider, and thinks he might like to stick around.
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March 17, 2003 | Jeff Leeds, Times Staff Writer
Warner Music Group is having a bittersweet moment. The record giant, knocked from its place at the top of the U.S. market by corporate turmoil in the mid-1990s, pulled off a stunner last week: It captured six of the top 20 spots on the nation's pop chart with hits from such acts as hip-hop's Fabolous and Lil' Kim. But the performance may have come just in time for more turmoil. Debt-laden AOL Time Warner Inc.
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April 27, 2001 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a lesson on how corporate meddling can paralyze a creative enterprise, look no farther than Warner Music Group. Once the dominant and most respected operation in the record business, Warner has shriveled in credibility and its share of current album sales in the U.S. music market has plunged to 12% from 23% in 1995, according to SoundScan. Profits are down too at its Warner Bros., Atlantic and Elektra labels, home to such acts as Madonna, Jewel and Metallica.
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April 28, 2007
EMI Group named Roger Ames head of EMI Music North America. He is a former Warner Music Group Corp. chairman and chief executive. * Telekom Malaysia is leading 17 telecommunications companies that signed a pact to build a $500-million undersea fiber optic cable between Southeast Asia and the U.S. * South Korea said it had cleared a 6.4-ton shipment of U.S. beef after inspections, allowing the meat to enter the country for the first time since 2003.
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August 22, 2001 | Jeff Leeds
Jeff Ayeroff, the veteran record executive who engineered the U.S. marketing campaign for EMI Music's hot-selling Beatles "1" album, was named creative director of AOL Time Warner Inc.'s Warner Bros. Records label. The move comes as Warner Music Group Chairman Roger Ames restructures the management of the company's flagship label, which has seen its market share plummet since a shake-up in the mid-1990s.
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September 15, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Rob Dickins, chairman of Time Warner's British music division, is expected to exit his post by the time his contract expires in December, sources said. Time Warner has decided not to renew Dickins' deal but has yet to find an executive to replace him, sources said. Time Warner is wooing PolyGram Music Group President Roger Ames to fill a high-level post at Warner's international music division, sources said.
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March 23, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
PolyGram Names New Music Chief: The Netherlands-based music company said in London that it will appoint the head of its British operations to run PolyGram Music Group, which forms 86% of the company's business. The appointment of Roger Ames, 46, now chairman of PolyGram U.K., had been expected as an attempt to bolster the company after it reported a 6% profit drop in the second half of 1995.
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February 24, 2001 | From A Times Staff Writer
Warner Music Group is in negotiations to purchase the remaining 50% stake of Giant Records, the Burbank label that is home to best album Grammy winner Steely Dan. Giant owner Irving Azoff is scheduled to meet with Warner chief Roger Ames next week to discuss a possible sale, sources said. It is unclear how much Warner is willing to pay for the portion of the company it does not already own.
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April 27, 2001 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a lesson on how corporate meddling can paralyze a creative enterprise, look no farther than Warner Music Group. Once the dominant and most respected operation in the record business, Warner has shriveled in credibility and its share of current album sales in the U.S. music market has plunged to 12% from 23% in 1995, according to SoundScan. Profits are down too at its Warner Bros., Atlantic and Elektra labels, home to such acts as Madonna, Jewel and Metallica.
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August 17, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Time Warner has hired British record industry veteran Roger Ames to run its struggling global music division, home to such acts as Cher, George Jones and Jewel. Ames is scheduled to take over Oct. 4 for departing Warner Music Group heads Bob Daly and Terry Semel, who hired the 49-year-old Trinidad native four months ago to help revive the company's troubled international music sector.
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September 20, 2001 | Jeff Leeds
Warner Music Group is closing its money-losing 143 Records operation this week, music industry sources said. Grammy-winning producer David Foster, who launched the label in 1994, will be named to a senior executive post at Warner Bros. Records. 143 is the latest joint-venture to be shuttered by Warner Music chief Roger Ames. In the last six months, Ames has closed Warner-affiliated Qwest and Giant labels.
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