Warner Music Group Corp. (NYSE: WMG) is the world's only publicly-traded major music company and comprises an array of businesses aimed at helping artists achieve long-term creative and financial success while providing consumers with the highest-quality music content available. WMG is engaged in the recorded music business (including artist services) and the music publishing business.
WMG is a global leader in national and international repertoire and home to some of the best-known labels in the recorded music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Cordless, East West, Elektra, Nonesuch, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Rykodisc, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Music Nashville and Word. In addition to its U.S. labels, WMG operates through numerous affiliates and licensees in more than 50 countries. Our recorded music business includes our growing artist services business, which offers artist management, merchandising, touring, fan clubs, VIP ticketing, sponsorships and brand endorsements, and numerous third-party solutions that facilitate the sale of music-based content directly to consumers. Our artist services business works with WMG artists as well as artists not otherwise signed to WMG labels.
Our primary music publishing business, Warner/Chappell Music, is one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million songs from more than 65,000 songwriters, and includes Non-Stop Music, a full service music production library company.
In recent years, we've grown to become the world's third-largest recorded music business and third-largest music publishing business and, during a time of dramatic industry transition, have established ourselves as one of the music industry's most successful companies.