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Doppler Labs raises $17m in funding

Doppler Labs raises $17m in funding

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
Universal collusion investigation dropped

Universal collusion investigation dropped

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

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

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

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LoveLive hires former UMG exec Rob Wells

LoveLive hires former UMG exec Rob Wells

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
Universal: 'We share unrecouped digital advances with artists'

Universal: 'We share unrecouped digital advances with artists'

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

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

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

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Vivendi

Vivendi agrees deal with rebel shareholder PSAM

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

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

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

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

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Producer Bjorn Lynne accuses Universal of 'hijacking' his music

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

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
Universal revenues dipped 6.7% in 2014

Universal revenues dipped 6.7% in 2014

Universal Music Group's full-year revenues dipped by 6.7% in 2014, down to €4.56 billion.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Mar 2nd 2015 at 3:18PM
David Ring to leave UMG

David Ring to leave UMG

Universal Music Group's David Ring is following his boss Rob Wells in leaving the company.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 3:39PM

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Rob Wells

Rob Wells bids Universal Music Group farewell

Universal Music Group’s president of global digital business Rob Wells is to leave the company after 14 years.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Feb 24th 2015 at 11:19AM
Lucian Grainge: 'Ad-funded streaming won't sustain the whole music business'

Lucian Grainge: 'Ad-funded streaming won't sustain the whole music business'

UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge has spoken out in favour of paid subscriptions, saying that "ad-funded on-demand is ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 10:33AM
UMG signs deal with Vessel

UMG signs deal with Vessel

Universal Music Group has signed a deal with online video service Vessel.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 19th 2015 at 9:36AM
Narcís Rebollo appointed President of Universal Music Iberian Peninsula

Narcís Rebollo appointed President of Universal Music Iberian Peninsula

Narcís Rebollo has been appointed president of Universal Music Iberian Peninsula.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 13th 2015 at 3:38PM
Universal appoints Andy Fixmer as VP Global Communications

Universal appoints Andy Fixmer as VP Global Communications

Universal Music Group has hired veteran business journalist Andy Fixmer as its vice president, global communications, effective immediately.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 13th 2015 at 3:37PM
UMG execs lead music industry in Variety's 2014 Women's Impact Report

UMG execs lead music industry in Variety's 2014 Women's Impact Report

Variety has named three US Universal Music Group executives in its 2014 Women's Impact Report.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 8th 2014 at 11:53AM
Universal Music partners with Mirriad and Havas for native in video advertising

Universal Music partners with Mirriad and Havas for native in video advertising

Universal Music Group and ad agency Havas Media have inked a deal with UK-based advertising technology company Mirriad to integrate ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Sep 29th 2014 at 10:55AM
Universal Music parent to push integration and media content focus

Universal Music parent to push integration and media content focus

The new chairman of Universal Music’s parent company Vivendi intends to increase integration across the group with a focus on ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 25th 2014 at 10:36AM
Bravado launches Marley Apparel

Bravado launches Marley Apparel

Universal Music Group’s global music merchandising company Bravado has launched Marley Apparel, a men’s clothing line that pays tribute from ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jun 13th 2014 at 11:20AM