IPO Blues
By Peter Kuper

(FORTUNE Magazine) – The talent hasn't been happy at Warner Music.  From Cher to Kid Rock, Madonna to Metallica, they want more money and better deals.  And as Warner CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. got ready to take the company* public earlier this month, one of the top acts, rock & rappers Linkin Park, heard that Warner wanted them to play at the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate.  The band, who claim to generate 10% of the company's revenues, said, Hell, no!!  It was all part of Warner Music's... IPO Blues

*Warner Music was a division of Time Warner, FORTUNE's parent, until March 2004, when Bronfman and a group of investors bought it for $2.6 billion.