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Overnight news from around the world

Overnight news from around the world

Polydor's Unger-Hamilton linked with Sony move

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Feb 10th 2016 at 7:40AM
UMG beefs up film, TV and theatre divisions with producer hires

UMG beefs up film, TV and theatre divisions with producer hires Gated Content

Universal Music Group has hired producers David Blackman and Scott Landis to lead its development and production of film, television and theatrical projects. Their ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 8th 2016 at 3:34PM
Universal Music Group and iHeartMedia reveal virtual reality-focused partnership

Universal Music Group and iHeartMedia reveal virtual reality-focused partnership Gated Content

Universal Music Group (UMG) and iHeartMedia have entered a partnership focused around virtual reality (VR) that will enable the companies ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jan 7th 2016 at 3:44PM
Universal Music Publishing Group signs worldwide deal with Demi Lovato

Universal Music Publishing Group signs worldwide deal with Demi Lovato Gated Content

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed an exclusive, global publishing deal to represent the music of Demi Lovato.  

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Dec 15th 2015 at 3:44PM

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RIAA says TPP 'moves us in the right direction'

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Nov 6th 2015 at 7:40AM
Max Hole departs Universal Music Group International

Max Hole departs Universal Music Group International Gated Content

Universal Music Group International chairman and CEO Max Hole will be stepping down from his roles, effective immediately.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 21st 2015 at 10:28AM
Universal Music's HQ to move to King's Cross

Universal Music's HQ to move to King's Cross Gated Content

Universal Music's HQ, currently based in Kensington, will be moving to new office space in Four Pancras Square, King's Cross.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 6th 2015 at 10:18AM
Rob Wells takes top role at social start-up Crowdmix

Rob Wells takes top role at social start-up Crowdmix Gated Content

New London-based music-focused social network Crowdmix has appointed Rob Wells to head up its North American operations.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 5th 2015 at 10:33AM

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Universal holding fire on SoundCloud deal?

Universal holding fire on SoundCloud deal? Gated Content

Universal has put any licensing deal with SoundCloud on hold while the service is engaged in a lawsuit with PRS ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 23rd 2015 at 2:33PM
SoundCloud close to deal with Universal - report

SoundCloud close to deal with Universal - report Gated Content

SoundCloud is said to be close to signing a deal with a second major label - Universal.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 18th 2015 at 11:35AM
Universal hires Jay Frank to lead playlist marketing strategy

Universal hires Jay Frank to lead playlist marketing strategy Gated Content

Universal Music Group has hired music and media industry executive Jay Frank, founder of music and marketing analytics companies DigSin ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 6th 2015 at 9:48AM
Doppler Labs raises $17m in funding

Doppler Labs raises $17m in funding Gated Content

Wearable tech start-up Doppler Labs has closed a Series B investment round, raising $17 million.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 8th 2015 at 11:38AM

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Universal collusion investigation dropped

Universal collusion investigation dropped Gated Content

New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman has closed the inquiry into whether Universal colluded with Apple over freemium services.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 16th 2015 at 9:59AM
Live Nation, Universal, WME invest in Doppler Labs

Live Nation, Universal, WME invest in Doppler Labs Gated Content

Leading music companies Live Nation, Universal Music Group and agency WME have all invested in technology firm Doppler Labs.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Jun 15th 2015 at 1:21PM
Apple Music

Universal denies freemium cut-off collusion with Apple Gated Content

Universal Music Group has denied colluding with Apple or conspiring with the other major labels to bring an end to ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 11th 2015 at 1:08PM
LoveLive hires former UMG exec Rob Wells

LoveLive hires former UMG exec Rob Wells Gated Content

The former president of global digital business at Universal Music Group, Rob Wells (pictured), will join LoveLive’s advisory ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jun 10th 2015 at 9:46AM

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Universal: 'We share unrecouped digital advances with artists'

Universal: 'We share unrecouped digital advances with artists' Gated Content

Universal Music Group has now confirmed that it too pays breakage to artists.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 4th 2015 at 10:19AM
Universal launches EMI Records India

Universal launches EMI Records India Gated Content

Universal has partnered with top Bollywood film director Mohit Suri to launch new label, EMI Records India. 

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 27th 2015 at 10:38AM
Vivendi

UMG parent company Vivendi sees Q1 revenues of €2.49bn Gated Content

Universal Music Group’s (UMG) parent company Vivendi saw its first quarter revenues increase by 7.5% year-on-year, to €2.49 billion, according ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on May 13th 2015 at 10:30AM
Vivendi

Vivendi agrees deal with rebel shareholder PSAM Gated Content

Vivendi has agreed a deal with rebel minority investor P. Schoenfeld Asset Management (PSAM).

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 9th 2015 at 11:39AM
Vivendi

Vivendi's battle with rebel shareholder escalates Gated Content

Vivendi has submitted an open letter to New York-based minority shareholder, P. Schoenfield Asset Management (PSAM), in response to its ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 30th 2015 at 11:59AM
Vivendi dismisses hedge fund calls for UMG sale

Vivendi dismisses hedge fund calls for UMG sale Gated Content

Universal Music Group parent Vivendi has reiterated that the music company is not for sale, after US activist hedge fund ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 24th 2015 at 10:25AM
Spotify

Universal attacks free Spotify tier Gated Content

Universal Music Group “is using license negotiations with Spotify to push for changes to the company’s” free tier, according to ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 10:32AM
Bjoyn

Producer Bjorn Lynne accuses Universal of 'hijacking' his music Gated Content

Norwegian producer Bjorn Lynne (pictured) has accused Universal Music Group of "hijacking" his music to use in YouTube ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Mar 18th 2015 at 12:40PM
Spotify expects to pay Universal $1 billion over next two years

Spotify expects to pay Universal $1 billion over next two years Gated Content

Spotify expects to pay Universal Music Group $1 billion over the next two years to cover royalties, ad revenue and ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 11th 2015 at 10:44AM