Headlines: Warner Music IPO Shines

  in Industry News

Jun 08, 2020

The success of the Warner Music IPO continues to resonate. After watching its stock rise 20% on the first day of trading, both music and financial analysts weigh in on what it means for investors. Meanwhile, The Eagles’ Don Henley weighs in with the quote of the week. 

Warner Hits Wall Street: Six Reasons Why WMG's IPO Matters (Or Doesn't) (Billboard)

Investors gave a big note of confidence to record labels and music publishers. Warner opened at $27 on the Nasdaq on Tuesday, valuing the company at $16.27 billion with a healthy 21.5 times EBITDA multiple. (Over the last 12 months, the average Nasdaq stock had an average EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 17.0.)

Analysts Are Bullish on Warner Music IPO (Variety)

If you’re betting on streaming and growth dynamics in the music industry over the coming years, this is your shot.

Eagles' Don Henley Asks Congress to Change Copyright Law (NYT)

Henley called the copyright law “a relic of a MySpace era in a TikTok world.”