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Warner Music Group's newly established Arts Music division has acquired independent London-based musical theatre record label First Night Records Ltd. The company will be overseen by WMG Arts Music President Kevin Gore. John Craig, First Night co-founder, will join the Arts Music team as a consultant, working to identify and record U.K. cast albums. “First Night Records is not just a record company; it represents almost all of my working life,” says Craig. “I am pleased that the catalog is going to WMG, who in the last few years have shown they want to be in the cast recording business. It will be nice to see some of our iconic recordings given a new lease of life through WMG’s ag... Full story

15 July