Warner Bros. Entertainment is rebranding its inhouse music label, previously known as New Line Records, with the moniker WaterTower Music.
The imprint will continue to be headed by Jason Linn, who created the label in 2000 and will report to Toby Emmerich, president and chief operating officer of New Line Cinema, and Paul Broucek, music prexy at Warner Bros. Pictures.
With both divisions now under the same umbrella, the sky is the limit,” said Emmerich in a statement. “This is the vision Jason and I shared when we launched the label 10 years ago.”
Recent releases on the label include the soundtracks for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which earned a Grammy nomination; “The Informant,” which earned a Golden Globe nom; and “Sherlock Holmes,” which earned a Broadcast Film Critics nom.
The label’s soundtrack to the upcoming “Valentine’s Day” features the song “Today Was a Fairytale,” by Taylor Swift, whose “Fearless” was the bestselling album of 2009.
The label has released more than 70 titles to date, including the soundtracks to “Hairspray” and “The Notebook.” Upcoming releases include “Sex and the City 2” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”