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Document and Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Aug. 08, 2017
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2017  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2017  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Trading Symbol wmg  
Entity Registrant Name Warner Music Group Corp.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001319161  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --09-30  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   1,055