LOS ANGELES (December 14, 2009) – Warner Bros. Entertainment is re-branding its in-house music label as WaterTower Music, it was announced today by Toby Emmerich, President and COO, New Line Cinema. Formerly New Line Records, WaterTower Music will begin operating under its new name immediately under the leadership of Jason Linn who created the label in 2000 at New Line Cinema. Linn will be based in Los Angeles and report to Emmerich and Paul Broucek, President, Music, Warner Bros. Pictures. The re-branding will allow the label to clearly communicate its role in supporting all divisions within Warner Bros. Entertainment as a premiere full-service music label.
“The notion of marketing music hand-in-hand with film has always been exciting to us,” commented Emmerich. The label’s most recent successes include a Grammy nomination for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” a Golden Globe nomination for best original score for “The Informant!” and a Broadcast Film Critics nomination for “Sherlock Holmes.” Additionally, WaterTower’s upcoming soundtrack to “Valentine’s Day” will feature the brand new song “Today Was a Fairytale” from multi-platinum sensation Taylor Swift to be released February 9th.
WaterTower is actively developing music projects for popular Warner Bros. brands such as DC Comics, Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes, as well as for the television shows “Supernatural” and “The Mentalist.” Its 2010 release schedule will also include “Sex and the City 2,” “Inception,” “Going the Distance,” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”