Warner Music Sweden

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Warner Music Sweden
Warner Music Sweden.jpg
Parent companyWarner Music Group
Founded1949 (1949)
Country of originSweden
Official websitewarnermusic.se
Logo of Metronome Records from 1961

Warner Music Sweden (previously Metronome Records[1]) is a Swedish record company and label,[2] a subsidiary of Warner Music Group.[1] Metronome Records was established in 1949 by Anders Burman, Lars Burman, and Börje Ekberg[3] and was based in Stockholm.[1]

It concentrated on pop and jazz and had operations in Sweden, Denmark, and Germany. The label signed Alice Babs, Bent Fabric, Sonya Hedenbratt, Nina & Frederik, Ola Magnell, Charlie Norman, Pugh Rogefeldt, Kalle Sändare, Bernt Staf, Owe Thörnqvist, and Cornelis Vreeswijk

During 1949–65, Metronome's jazz catalogue also included Arne Domnérus, Rolf Ericson, Lars Gullin, Bengt Hallberg, Zoot Sims, and Toots Thielemans.[4]

In 1979, it was purchased by Warner Music Group.

In 1998, Anderson Records was merged with Warner Music Sweden.[1]

In February 2013, Warner Music Group acquired the Swedish branch of EMI from Universal Music Group.[5]

In June 2016, Warner Music acquired the Swedish compilation label X5 Music Group.[6]


The list contains artists signed directly to Warner Music Sweden.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Warner Music Sweden AB". mic.stim.se. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  2. ^ Musikindustrin website: Metronome – Sveriges viktigaste och bästa skivbolag firar 60 år (in Swedish)
  3. ^ Westin, Lars (2002). Kernfeld, Barry (ed.). The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. 2 (2 ed.). New York: Grove's Dictionaries Inc. p. 753. ISBN 1-56159-284-6.
  4. ^ Yanow, Scott (1998). "Labels". In Erlewine, Michael; Bogdanov, Vladimir; Woodstra, Chris; Yanow, Scott (eds.). All Music Guide to Jazz (3 ed.). San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books. p. 1335. ISBN 0-87930-530-4.
  5. ^ Lindvall, Helienne (15 February 2013). "Warner buys Parlophone: Why didn't artists and indies put up a fight?". the Guardian. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Warner Music Group Acquires Digital Compilation Company X5". Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  7. ^ "ARTISTER" (in Swedish). warnermusic.se. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
  8. ^ On his physical copies hit says that's Warner Music AB claim the copyright rights
  9. ^ On her physical copies hit says that's Warner Music AB claim the copyright rights


  • Håkan Lahger, Lasse Ermalm: De legendariska åren: Metronome Records (Premium Publishing) ISBN 978-91-89136-17-5

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