History Founding The company's name originated from the four founding Warner brothers born Wonskolaser or Wonsal before Anglicization: They emigrated as young children with their parents to Canada from KrasnosielcPoland. Jack, the youngest, was born in London, Ontario.
Founding[ edit ] At the end of the silent movie period, Warner Bros.
Pictures decided to expand into publishing and recording so that it could access low-cost music content for its films. Inthe studio acquired several smaller music publishing firms which included M. Unfortunately for Warner Bros. The grey, black, white and yellow label design used for Warner Bros.
By this time, the established Hollywood studios were reeling from multiple challenges to their former dominance—the most notable being the introduction of television in the late s. Legal changes also had a major impact on their business—lawsuits brought by major stars had effectively overthrown the old studio contract system by the late s; Warner Bros.
Although Hunter was signed to an exclusive acting contract with the studio, it did not prevent him from signing a recording contract, which he did with Dot Recordsowned at the time by Paramount Pictures. Inthe studio signed Hunter as its first artist to its newly formed record division, although his subsequent recordings for the label failed to duplicate his success with Dot.
The catalogue in this period included: Some albums featured jokey or self-deprecating titles such as: Almost all were commercial failures;  and the only charting album in Warner Bros. The story behind the recording illustrates the sharp practices often employed by major recording companies.
The label was more fortunate with its next signing, the Everly Brotherswhom Warner Bros. InWarner Bros. New staff joined the label in late Jim Conkling retired in the fall of that year, selecting as his successor Mike Maitland, a former Capitol executive, with Joe Smith appointed as head of promotions.
The trio had been on the verge of signing with Atlantic Recordsbut before the deal could be completed they were poached by Warner Bros. Artie Mogull who worked for one of Warner Bros. Meanwhile, the label enjoyed further success with comedy recordings. Records ended the financial year —62 in the black for the first time since its foundation.
Records head Mike Maitland became the president of the new combine and Mo Ostin was retained as manager of the Reprise label.Warner Brothers Records Story By David Edwards, Patrice Eyries, and Mike Callahan Last update: April 23, Warner Brothers, as a company, goes back to , when four brothers (Jack, Albert, Harry, and Samuel Warner) opened their first Warner Brothers studio.
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