July 29, 2013
Following their acquisition of EMI Classics and Virgin Classics, Warner Music Group (WMG) has announced the first step in their plans to bring the artists and catalogues from these two highly respected labels into the Warner Music family, highlighting the central and global role that classics will play in WMG's future. All artists and catalogues that were signed to Virgin Classics are now part of the newly revived and highly respected label, Erato. All artists and catalogues that were previously part of the EMI Classics family will be released under the Warner Classics banner. This move marks the next exciting chapter and new momentum for these renowned artists and legendary catalogues within WMG, where there is – and will continue to be - a deep focus on classical repertoire. More plans will be announced soon.