WEA International Inc.

WEA International Inc.

Profile:
Former umbrella record company for local WEA branches outside of the U.S.; predecessor of Warner Music International resp. Warner Music International Inc.. It is usually mentioned as an international (outside the US) copyright holder for releases on various Warner Music Group labels. The name is still seen on some recent releases from Warner Music Group (mostly from labels grouped under Atlantic Records Group division), but is going to be deprecated.
The company was founded by Nesuhi Ertegun and Phil Rose on August 25, 1970 under the name Kinney Record Group International. It was renamed to WEA International Inc. in 1972.
Sometimes printed as:
· WEA Int.
. WEA Int. Inc.
· WEA Int'l Inc.
· WEA International Inc
· WEA International, Inc.

Please determine the correct label based on the logos depicted on the release:
For releases with various designs of the WEA logo, use the corresponding brands WEA, WEA Records, Wea Music or Wea International.
Warner Bros. Records and Atlantic are among the other labels commonly administered by WEA International Inc.
In addition to the label and in accordance with what is printed on the release, company branches such as WEA Records Ltd. or WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd. may be added to the company field section.

1970 Warner Bros. Records operations established in the UK (1972 named WEA Records Ltd.), Canada (1972 WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.), Australia (later WEA Records Pty. Limited) and Japan (with Pioneer Electronics Corp. as Warner Bros.-Pioneer Corporation, later Warner-Pioneer Corporation and WEA Music K.K.).
1971 Companies established in Germany (1973 WEA Musik GmbH) and France (1972 WEA Filipacchi Music). In order to comply with US monopoly laws, Warner Bros. Records changes the name of its non-US operations to Kinney Music.
1972 On October 1, US monopoly laws change and the company name becomes WEA Records. Company opens in New Zealand (WEA Records Limited).
1975 Affiliates/companies opened in the Netherlands (WEA Records B.V.), Italy (WEA Italiana S.p.A.) and South Africa (WEA Records (Pty) Ltd.). Company renames in US as WEA International Inc.
1976 Company established in Brazil.
1977 Company opens in Belgium (WEA Records SA / NV).
1978 Affiliates established in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Austria.
1979 Companies open in Sweden and Greece.
1980 Company opens in Mexico. Affiliate established in Ireland.
1982 Spain division opens.
1984 Company opens in Argentina.
1985 Company in Switzerland is established.
1986 Affiliate opens in Portugal. Withdrawal from South Africa.
1987 US-based company WEA Latina opens.
1988 Wea International acquires TELDEC and Magnet Records Ltd. (both passed to EastWest label group, excluding TELDEC classical music operations, which continues to use this name today). Company enters into an agreement with French classical label Erato Disques and a joint venture with independent UK based ZTT Records.
1989 Company acquires CGD Messaggerie Musicali S.p.A. in Italy and MMG Inc. in Japan (like previously mentioned 1988 acquisitions also passed to EastWest label group). Warner-Pioneer venture in Japan becomes a wholly-owned subsidiary of WEA International. Affiliates created in Denmark, Finland and Korea.
1990 French label Carrere Disques (Carrere records) acquired, without catalogue rights, which continued to belong to Carrere family, now being split-off into various other companies. Wea International changes name to Warner Music International. All affiliate companies followed and changed the name into "Warner Music (Country name)" (e.g. Warner Music France, Warner Music UK etc.).
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Contact Info:
WEA International Inc.
1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
U.S.A.

Tel: #1-212-275-1300
Sites:
[l1255]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
La Passione  album cover Chris Rea La Passione(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Global Music Records Company Russia 1997 Sell This Version
1CD 8293 No.1 Hit Mix  album cover Various No.1 Hit Mix(CD, Comp, Club, ARC) Realm Records 1CD 8293 US 1994 Sell This Version
1CD 8586 Hits From The Heart  album cover Various Hits From The Heart(CD, Comp, Club) Realm Records 1CD 8586 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
1CD 99962 Divas  album cover Various Divas(CD, Comp, Club) WEA 1CD 99962 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
1CD-99965 Fast Forward - R&B / Rap / Jazz - Spring 2000  album cover Various Fast Forward - R&B / Rap / Jazz - Spring 2000(CD, Comp, Ltd, Promo, Smplr) Columbia House 1CD-99965 Canada 2000 Sell This Version
1P 7681 Country Chartbusters  album cover Various Country Chartbusters(LP, Comp, Club) Warner Bros. Records 1P 7681 US 1985 Sell This Version
1R1 7560 Another Page  album cover Christopher Cross Another Page(Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 1R1 7560 US 1983 Sell This Version
1T1 7681 Country Chartbusters  album cover Various Country Chartbusters(Cass, Album, Comp, Dol) Warner Bros. Records 1T1 7681 US 1985 Sell This Version
2A-3337 Faith And Courage  album cover Sinéad O'Connor Faith And Courage(CD, Album, Promo) Atlantic 2A-3337 US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-47616-B Live  album cover Built To Spill Live(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 2A-47616-B US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-47688-B Tidewater Grain Here On The Outside (Album Advance)(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Ruffnation Records, Warner Bros. Records 2A-47688-B US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-47746-B Tonight And The Rest Of My Life  album cover Nina Gordon Tonight And The Rest Of My Life(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 2A-47746-B US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-48270-B Morning, Noon & Night  album cover Bob James Morning, Noon & Night(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 2A-48270-B US 2002 Sell This Version
2A-48789-M In Love And Death  album cover The Used In Love And Death(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Reprise Records 2A-48789-M US 2004 Sell This Version
2a-49332-D DP  album cover Daniel Powter DP(Hybrid, DualDisc, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 2a-49332-D US 2005 Sell This Version
2A-62587 Jamie Hawkins  album cover Jamie Hawkins Jamie Hawkins(CD, Album, Promo) EastWest, Monami Entertainment 2A-62587 US 2001 Sell This Version
2A-62662 Knoc's Landin'  album cover Knoc-Turn'al Knoc's Landin'(CD, Album, Promo, Aud) L.A. Confidential, Elektra 2A-62662 US 2001 Sell This Version
2A-62676 Sound-Dust  album cover Stereolab Sound-Dust(CD, Album, Promo) Elektra, Elektra 2A-62676 US 2001 Sell This Version
2A-62793 The Naked Ride Home  album cover Jackson Browne The Naked Ride Home(CD, Album, Promo) Elektra 2A-62793 US 2002 Sell This Version
2A-83246 Get Over It  album cover Mr. Big Get Over It(CD, Album, Promo, Adv) Atlantic 2A-83246 US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-83327 Angela Vía  album cover Angela Vía* Angela Vía(CD, Album, Promo) Lava, Atlantic 2A-83327 US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-83337 Faith And Courage  album cover Sinéad O'Connor Faith And Courage(CD, Album, Promo) Atlantic 2A-83337 US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-83361 Water To Drink  album cover Victoria Williams Water To Drink(CD, Album, Promo) Atlantic 2A-83361 US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-83363 24-K  album cover Cuban Link 24-K(CD, Album, Promo, Env) Atlantic 2A-83363 US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-83382 The Room  album cover Harold Budd The Room(CD, Album, Promo) Atlantic 2A-83382 US 2000 Sell This Version
2A-83487 The Big Room  album cover M2M The Big Room(CD, Album, Promo) Atlantic 2A-83487 US 2002 Sell This Version
2A-83526 Superkala  album cover Course Of Nature Superkala(CD, Album, Promo) Lava, Atlantic 2A-83526 US 2001 Sell This Version
2A-83541 All Sides  album cover LMNT All Sides(CD, Advance, Album) Atlantic 2A-83541 US 2002 Sell This Version
2A-83567 Spend The Night  album cover The Donnas Spend The Night(CD, Advance, Album, Promo) Atlantic 2A-83567 US 2002 Sell This Version
2A-83614 Billy Talent  album cover Billy Talent Billy Talent(CD, Album, Promo) Atlantic 2A-83614 US 2003 Sell This Version
2A-83930 Big City Rock  album cover Big City Rock Big City Rock(CD, Advance, Album, Enh, Promo) Atlantic 2A-83930 US 2006 Sell This Version
2BSK 3644 Precious Friend  album cover Arlo Guthrie / Pete Seeger Arlo Guthrie / Pete Seeger - Precious Friend (Album) 2BSK 3644 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
2H5-3639 Pennies From Heaven (The Original Motion Picture Sound Track)  album cover Various Pennies From Heaven (The Original Motion Picture Sound Track)(2xCass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2H5-3639 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
2HW 3577 In Your Eyes  album cover George Benson In Your Eyes(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 2HW 3577 US 1983 Sell This Version
2RX 2296 Live Rust  album cover Neil Young & Crazy Horse Live Rust(2xLP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, WEA Records 2RX 2296 Philippines 1979 Sell This Version
3 Ball CD 3 Ballbreaking Tracks  album cover AC/DC 3 Ballbreaking Tracks(CD, Single, Ltd, Promo) EastWest Records America 3 Ball CD Germany 1995 Sell This Version
3EB1-62415 Blue  album cover Third Eye Blind Blue(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, RP, Blu) Elektra, Elektra 3EB1-62415 US 2013 Sell This Version
3RS 2257 Decade  album cover Neil Young Decade(3xLP, Comp) Reprise Records 3RS 2257 Philippines 1977 Sell This Version
5C-5515 Greatest Hits  album cover The Doors Greatest Hits (Comp) 5C-5515 US 1980 Sell This Version
5CS-67 The Best Of Aztec Camera  album cover Aztec Camera The Best Of Aztec Camera(CD, Comp, Promo) WEA 5CS-67 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
5E-507-2 Candy-O  album cover The Cars Candy-O (Album) 5E-507-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
5E-511 Hold Out  album cover Jackson Browne Hold Out(LP, Album) Asylum Records 5E-511 South Korea 1980 Sell This Version
5E 511-2 Hold Out  album cover Jackson Browne Hold Out(CD, Album, Club, RE) Asylum Records 5E 511-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
5E-514 Panorama  album cover The Cars Panorama(LP, Album) Elektra 5E-514 Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
5E-514-2 Panorama  album cover The Cars Panorama (Album) 5E-514-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
5E-515 Greatest Hits  album cover The Doors Greatest Hits(LP, Comp) Elektra 5E-515 Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
6E 107-2 The Pretender  album cover Jackson Browne The Pretender(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 6E 107-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-113-2 Running On Empty  album cover Jackson Browne Running On Empty (Album) 6E-113-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
6E-135 The Cars  album cover The Cars The Cars(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-135 Philippines 1978 Sell This Version
6E-182-2 Paradise  album cover Grover Washington Jr.* Paradise (Album) 6E-182-2 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
6E-248 Chair In The Sky  album cover Mingus Dynasty, Joe Farrell, Charlie Haden, John Handy, Jimmy Knepper, Jimmy Owens, Don Pullen, Dannie Richmond Mingus Dynasty, Joe Farrell, Charlie Haden, John Handy, Jimmy Knepper, Jimmy Owens, Don Pullen, Dannie Richmond - Chair In The Sky (Album) 6E-248 US 1979 Sell This Version
6E-331 Rit  album cover Lee Ritenour Rit(LP, Album) Elektra 6E-331 Philippines 1981 Sell This Version
7 A1-80999 Records  album cover Foreigner Records(LP, Comp, Club, Die) Atlantic, Atlantic, Atlantic 7 A1-80999 US 1982 Sell This Version
7E-1004-2 On The Border  album cover Eagles On The Border(CD, Album, RE, Tar) Asylum Records, Asylum Records 7E-1004-2 USA, Canada & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
7E 1017-2 Late For The Sky  album cover Jackson Browne Late For The Sky (Album) 7E 1017-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
7E-1039-2 One Of These Nights  album cover Eagles One Of These Nights (Album) 7E-1039-2 UK, Europe & US 1985 Sell This Version
7E 1060-2 Warren Zevon  album cover Warren Zevon Warren Zevon (Album) 7E 1060-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
7E-1072 Hasten Down The Wind  album cover Linda Ronstadt Hasten Down The Wind(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records 7E-1072 South Korea 1978 Sell This Version
07P7-6007 Glam Slam  album cover Prince Glam Slam (Single) 07P7-6007 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
07P7-6010 The Blood That Moves The Body  album cover a-ha The Blood That Moves The Body(7", Promo) Warner Bros. Records 07P7-6010 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
07P7-6026 Way Cool Jr.  album cover Ratt Way Cool Jr. (Single) 07P7-6026 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
07P7-6031 Giving You The Best That I Got  album cover Anita Baker Giving You The Best That I Got(7", Promo) Elektra 07P7-6031 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
07P7-6060 You're My World  album cover Nick Heyward You're My World (Single) 07P7-6060 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
07P7-6112 ライク・ア・プレイヤー = Like A Prayer  album cover マドンナ* = Madonna マドンナ* = Madonna - ライク・ア・プレイヤー = Like A Prayer (Single) 07P7-6112 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
9 E1-60269 Alive, She Cried  album cover Doors* Alive, She Cried(LP, Album, Club, Car) Elektra, Elektra 9 E1-60269 US Unknown Sell This Version
9 E1-60387 Lush Life  album cover Linda Ronstadt With Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra* Linda Ronstadt With Nelson Riddle & His Orchestra* - Lush Life (Album) 9 E1-60387 US 1984 Sell This Version
9 E1-60448 Stand Up  album cover Steve Morse Band Stand Up(LP, Album, SRC) Elektra 9 E1-60448 US 1985 Sell This Version
9 E1-60739 Into The Woods  album cover The Call Into The Woods(LP, Album, Club) Elektra, Elektra 9 E1-60739 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 E1-79163 White Man Sleeps  album cover Kronos Quartet White Man Sleeps(LP, Album, Club, Col) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 9 E1-79163 US 1987 Sell This Version
09P3-6142 Superwoman  album cover Karyn White Superwoman(CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records 09P3-6142 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6147 Express Yourself = エクスプレス・ユアセルフ  album cover Madonna = マドンナ* Madonna = マドンナ* - Express Yourself = エクスプレス・ユアセルフ(CD, Mini, Single) Sire 09P3-6147 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6149 Give You All My Love  album cover Stacey Q Give You All My Love(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 09P3-6149 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6152 I Don't Wanna Get Hurt  album cover Donna Summer I Don't Wanna Get Hurt(CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records 09P3-6152 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
09P3-6159 Wind Beneath My Wings  album cover Bette Midler Wind Beneath My Wings(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 09P3-6159 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6160 That's The Way Love Is  album cover Ten City That's The Way Love Is(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 09P3-6160 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6172 Batdance  album cover Prince Batdance(CD, Mini, Single, Sna) Warner Bros. Records 09P3-6172 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6184 Tracy Chapman Crossroads(CD, Mini, Single) Elektra 09P3-6184 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6196 Don't Know Much  album cover Linda Ronstadt Featuring Aaron Neville Linda Ronstadt Featuring Aaron Neville - Don't Know Much(CD, Mini, Single) Elektra 09P3-6196 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6205 Sleeping My Day Away  album cover D-A-D Sleeping My Day Away(CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records 09P3-6205 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6206 Oh Father  album cover Madonna Oh Father(CD, Mini, Single) Sire, Warner Bros. Records 09P3-6206 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
09P3-6208 The Arms Of Orion = アームズ・オブ・オライオン  album cover Prince The Arms Of Orion = アームズ・オブ・オライオン(CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records 09P3-6208 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
9 W1 23607 Mirage  album cover Fleetwood Mac Mirage(LP, Album, Club, Col) Warner Bros. Records 9 W1 23607 US 1982 Sell This Version
9 W1-25275 Skin Dive  album cover Michael Franks Skin Dive(LP, Album, Club, Car) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W1-25275 US 1985 Sell This Version
9 W1-25560 All In The Name Of Love  album cover Atlantic Starr All In The Name Of Love(LP, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W1-25560 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 W1-25642-1 New Monkees  album cover New Monkees New Monkees(LP, Album, Club, Col) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W1-25642-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
9 W1-25669 Brian Wilson  album cover Brian Wilson Brian Wilson(LP, Album, Club, Col) Sire, Reprise Records 9 W1-25669 US 1988 Sell This Version
9 W4 25267 Five-O  album cover Hank Williams, Jr.* Five-O(Cass, Album, Club) Curb Records, Curb Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 W4 25267 US 1985 Sell This Version
10P3-6005 One Good Woman  album cover Peter Cetera One Good Woman(CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records, Full Moon 10P3-6005 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6007 Glam Slam = グラム・スラム  album cover Prince = プリンス* Prince = プリンス* - Glam Slam = グラム・スラム(CD, Mini, Single) Paisley Park 10P3-6007 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6020 Tell Me  album cover Nick Kamen Tell Me(CD, Mini, Single) WEA 10P3-6020 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6031 Giving You The Best That I Got  album cover Anita Baker Giving You The Best That I Got(CD, Mini) Elektra 10P3-6031 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6032 Tracy Chapman Talkin' Bout A Revolution(CD, Mini, Single) WEA 10P3-6032 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6049 Stand By Me  album cover Ben E. King Stand By Me(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 10P3-6049 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6052 I Wish U Heaven  album cover Prince I Wish U Heaven(CD, Mini, Single) Paisley Park 10P3-6052 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6057 Lost In Your Eyes  album cover Debbie Gibson Lost In Your Eyes(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 10P3-6057 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
10P3-6061 Touchy! (Go-Go Mix)  album cover a-ha Touchy! (Go-Go Mix)(CD, Mini, Single) Warner Bros. Records 10P3-6061 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6062 Kokomo / Tutti Frutti  album cover The Beach Boys / Little Richard The Beach Boys / Little Richard - Kokomo / Tutti Frutti(CD, Mini, Single) Elektra 10P3-6062 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6080 Rave On  album cover John Cougar Mellencamp Rave On(CD, Mini, Single) Elektra 10P3-6080 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10P3-6081 Tracy Chapman Baby Can I Hold You(CD, Mini, Single) Elektra 10P3-6081 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
10SW-1 Say You Will  album cover Foreigner Say You Will(CD, Mini, Single) Atlantic 10SW-1 Japan 1988 Sell This Version