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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

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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

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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
Universal names Susan Mazo Global Communications SVP

Universal names Susan Mazo Global Communications SVP

Universal Music Group has appointed Susan Mazo as senior vice president of global communications, effective immediately.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on May 22nd 2014 at 5:12PM
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Universal yearly digital sales exceeded physical for first time in 2013

Universal Music Group saw its yearly digital sales outstrip physical for the first time in 2013, according to the company’s ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 25th 2014 at 2:06PM
Caroline, Capitol, G Unit

G-Unit Records goes independent with Caroline/Capitol/UMG services deal

50 Cent and G-Unit Records has signed an exclusive worldwide distribution and services agreement with Caroline/Capitol/UMG.

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Feb 20th 2014 at 5:38PM
UMG

Universal revenues up 22% in first 9 months of 2013

Universal Music Group saw revenues of €3.4bn billion (£2.84bn) in the first nine months of 2013 – up 21.9% at ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 15th 2013 at 8:15AM
Jonas Nachsin

Universal names Nachsin worldwide GM of Spinefarm Records

Universal Music has appointed Jonas Nachsin as worldwide general manager of hard rock and metal label Spinefarm Records.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 12th 2013 at 10:30AM
Russell Simmons

Simmons, Robbins, Rifkind partner with UMG to launch YouTube-focused label

Def Jam founder Russell Simmons, Brian Robbins and Steve Rifkind have partnered with Universal Music Group to launch a “next-generation” ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 24th 2013 at 10:05AM