Warner Gets In

Warner Music has acquired a majority stake in a Spanish promoting company that manages acts including Grammy award-winning band La Oreja de Van Gogh.

The U.S. recorded music giant isn’t saying what it paid for a slice of Get In, which is a regional promoter in the Basque area and manages several national acts.

Get In chief Inigo Argo Maniz, who has produced shows in and around San Sebastian for national promoters including Live Nation, Doctor Music and Planet Events, was on holiday and not available for comment at press time.

The international acts the company has worked with in San Sebastian, Bilbao, Vitoria, and Pamplona include U2, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Backstreet Boys, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Depeche Mode, Metallica, R.E.M., Bryan Adams and Dire Straits.

The U.S. company appears to be actively pursuing a 360-degree strategy in Europe, having already acquired French tour production, promotion and booking company Jean-Claude Camus Productions for an undisclosed sum in January.

Apart from La Oreja de Van Gogh, the Donostia-based Get In has management of Amaia Montero – the singer who left that act to go solo last November – Barricada, Coti, Diego Vasallo, El Dueno Del Balon, Ivan Ferreiro, Rebecca Jiminez, and La Sonrisa De Julia.