Frequently Asked Questions
A COMPANY WITH A WORLD CLASS REPUTATION that rests on its artist-friendly policies, long-range career development and visionary approach to discovering and nurturing musical talent, Warner Bros. Records has, in the more than fifty years since its inception, become the most successful record label in history. Warner Bros. Records opened for business on March 19, 1958, above the film studio's machine shop at 3701 Warner Blvd. in Burbank.
Among the artists who have found a home at the company: Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, The Kinks, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Newman, Black Sabbath, The Grateful Dead, The Mothers of Invention, Van Morrison, Neil Young, Jethro Tull, Alice Cooper, Captain Beefheart, James Taylor, Ry Cooder, Gordon Lightfoot, The Band, The Doobie Brothers, Little Feat, T-Rex, Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers, Richard Pryor, Rod Stewart, George Harrison, Prince, Van Halen, The Traveling Wilburys, Steve Martin, The Sex Pistols, Talking Heads, Steve Winwood, Dire Straits, Paul Simon, ZZ Top, Quincy Jones, The Who, Eric Clapton, Madonna, Miles Davis, k.d. lang, Randy Travis, Emmylou Harris, Faith Hill, John Fogerty, Hank Williams, Jr., R.E.M., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Candlebox, Green Day, Jane's Addiction, Seal, Tom Petty, Tevin Campbell and countless others.
WBR! Where are you?Warner Bros. Records Inc.
3300 Warner Blvd.
I need sheet music/lyrics to one of your artist's songs. Can WBR send them to me?
Warner Bros. Records generally does not control the rights to lyrics or sheet music. Those rights are controlled by the music publishers. Please contact the artist's publishing company for sheet music and lyrics.
Yo WBR! I want a record deal pronto. Where do I send a demo?
It is currently the policy of WBR not to accept unsolicited tapes or songs. Time limitations and legal considerations require we return your tape unopened if you mail it unsolicited. If you are interested in having your tape heard by WBR, we suggest you establish a relationship with a manager, publisher, or attorney that has an ongoing relationship with our company. You can get lists of managers by ordering back issues of Music Connection or Hits magazines. You can get in touch with publishers by contacting The National Academy of Songwriters at (213) 463-7178 or contacting your nearest ASCAP or BMI office. If you are seeking an agent we suggest you contact your local musicians union. We're sorry but we can't take tapes or song submissions from the public at this time.
How can I find Official Fan Club Information?
If you would like to write to your favorite artist, and fan club info is not on the album package or on the site, then please send a letter to the artist's attention, in care of Warner Bros. Records:c/o Warner Bros. Records Inc.
P.O. Box 6868
Burbank, CA 91510
Be sure to write the artist name on the envelope. We look forward to hearing from you.
How can I get review copies of WBR music and/or artist contacts for my magazine/media outlet?
You should contact our Publicity Department. Please send a copy of your publication along with circulation information and a cover letter to the following address:Publicity Dept.
c/o Warner Bros. Records Inc.
3300 Warner Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
What does Warner Bros. Records do with personal data collected from the website?
Data about the home servers of visitors to this site is automatically provided to us upon signing on and is used by us for internal review in non-personally-identifiable aggregate form. E-mail addresses and other personally identifying data about visitors to this site are known to Warner Bros. Records only when voluntarily submitted or posted to us.
Warner Bros. Records uses personally identifying data provided by visitors only in connection with visitors?
Use of the On-Line Service and will not disseminate it to parties outside of Warner Music Group.
In addition, we sometimes use e-mail addresses and other personally identifying information to contact visitors who communicate with us. For example, we direct e-mail to visitors who provide us with their e-mail addresses for specific purposes such as receiving our e-mail newsletters or being notified if they have won one of our contests. If you at any point no longer wish to receive communication from Warner Bros. Records, please forward such requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow the instructions within the particular mailing.
To the extent that any other Warner Music Group Web site found through Warner Bros. Records has different or additional practices or policies, these practices or policies will be explained at that site.
A SPECIAL NOTE FOR CHILDREN
Children under 18 should be sure to ask a parent for permission before sending any personal information over the Internet.
A SPECIAL NOTE FOR PARENTS
While Warner Bros. Records encourages children to consult with their parents before furnishing data, parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without parental permission. For additional information about parental control tools, please consult the "Consumer Assistance" page of the Direct Marketing Association home page. http://www.the-dma.org
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