Warner has purchased Roadrunner Records for $73.5 million, according to Punknews.org
In the United States, Roadrunner
will become a freestanding label group within WMG's Atlantic Records Group. Roadrunner's international affiliates will become freestanding units within WMG's Warner Music International.
Roadrunner Managing Director, Cees Wessels
, will continue to run the company he founded. There will be no staff changes as part of the acquisition.
The label includes the New York Dolls
, Killswitch Engage
, The Dresden Dolls
, Cradle Of Filth
. The back catalogue includes Biohazard, Sepultura and many others.