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Old 07-11-2014, 11:48 AM
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I tend to think you're right. If FM were still under contract with Warner Bros, I can imagine Warner Bros would highly encourage Stevie to jettison recording a solo album in favor of a Mac one. This is because the Mac tends to sell at least 50% better than Stevie does solo. Plus, Warner Bros has a much larger Mac back catalogue they can capitalize on vs Stevie's solo career. When established artists like Fleetwood Mac release new albums, their old albums tend to see a spike in sales at the same time. Especially with Christine back in the fold, Warner Bros would highly encourage a new Mac album vs a Stevie solo one. My guess is the band probably hasn't chosen a record label yet. But I could be wrong... maybe Warner Bros wants both albums out quickly to offset costs & for them to bolster each other's success.
I think that used to be the case. But if you compare TISL and SYW, Fleetwood Mac sold only 25% better than Stevie. In general, Fleetwood Mac's back catalog, namely Rumours, will sell better than Stevie's back catalog. But as far as new material, Stevie will sell just as much as Fleetwood Mac, so it's probably logistically easier to manage one artist rather than five (which Fleetwood Mac essentially is). That's probably why WB is more interested in releasing 24 Karat Gold at this point.
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[FM's back catalog is mentioned in the article as being lucrative for WB]

News Talk, 8 Dec 2016 Joseph Conroy

http://www.newstalk.com/Warner-Music...aming-pays-off

Warner Music announces its strongest growth in eight years as streaming pays off

Warner Music Group has reported its highest earnings in 8 years - as it reports that income from paid-subscription music services is starting to boost its bottom-line.

Total revenue grew by 9.4% and was up 13.1% in constant currency for the full year - growing to $3.2bn for its full fiscal year.

"We’ve had another excellent year, in which we posted strong financial results and outperformed the industry," said Steve Cooper, Warner Music Group’s CEO.

"This fiscal year marked our highest total revenue in eight years and our highest OIBDA in a decade. We’re creating great momentum by investing in a flow of fantastic new music, expanding our presence around the globe and embracing new business models early. Given our extraordinary roster of recording artists and songwriters and the strength of our operators around the world, we’re excited by the possibilities in 2017 and beyond," he continued.

Top selling artists including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay and Bruno Mars are signed to Warner labels - it also owns lucrative back catalogues including those of Prince and Fleetwood Mac.

The company is the world's third largest music firm - trailing Universal and Sony.

During 2016 it was the first of the 'big three' to announce that streaming has become its largest revenue stream - surpassing physical sales and downloads.

Its digital revenue rose by 21% to $1.5bn in the 12 months to September.

These results come days after Apple Music announced it now has over 20 million paying users - while Spotify passed the milestone of 40 million paying users earlier in this year.
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