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Metallica Take Ownership of Their Masters Today; Band Launches New Record Label – Blackened Recordings

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – November 30, 2012 – Metallica announced today that they have taken ownership of all their master recordings including all music and long form videos, a move almost unprecedented for musicians signed to recording contracts.  Under provision of their renegotiated joint venture agreement with the Warner Music Group in 1994, all masters