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Warner rebrands EMI Wrights Lane building - Photos

Warner rebrands EMI Wrights Lane building - Photos

It's officially owned Parlophone for three days, and it's not wasting any time: Warner Music Group has already rebranded EMI's former building on Wrights Lane in London.

The high-rise glass office, just off Kensington High Street, housed labels such as Virgin, EMI Classics and Parlophone before Universal Music's buyout of EMI Music last year.

Post-UMG's acquisition of EMI, Wrights Lane was the home of the temporarily independent Parlophone Label Group.

That was before Warner's £487m cash purchase of PLG, which it officially completed following EC regulator approval on Monday (July 1).

The building's new outer design features the Parlophone logo alongside that of Warner labels such as Atlantic and Warner Bros, as well as publisher Warner/Chappell, representing the updated WMG family.

See Music Week's photos below for the office's new WMG-branded look.

WMG has confirmed that Parlophone will be treated as a frontline brand with its own dedicated staff.

Long-time EMI and Parlophone A&R exec Miles Leonard is expected to be named president of the label under its new owners.



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