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Doug Morris talking to Warner about distributing his new label

By | Published on Wednesday 21 March 2018

Doug Morris

Record industry veteran Doug Morris has run both Universal Music and Sony Music during his long career, so obviously – as he gets ready to launch his own independent music company – he’s in talks for a distribution deal with… Warner Music!

Actually, Morris spent time running Warner Music divisions earlier in his career before going on to take the top job at the Universal and then Sony record company, so he’s sort of coming full circle.

Gossipers have told Billboard about the distribution deal talks between Warner Music and Morris’s new venture, which is called 12 Tone Music. Said gossipers say no deal has as yet been finalised. Maybe Warner is swotting up on the twelve-tone technique first.

It emerged last month that Morris – who stood down from his executive role at Sony Music last year – was planning on launching a new company after spending a year in an advisory Chair role at his former employer.