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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
Chuck D

Universal to pay up to $11.5m in digital suit

Universal Music is to pay as much as $11.5 million and increase future royalties for some artists following a lawsuit ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Apr 15th 2015 at 2:22PM
Sony, Universal and Warner granted injunction on anti-piracy internet policy

Sony, Universal and Warner granted injunction on anti-piracy internet policy

Ireland's second largest broadband provider UPC has been ordered to introduce a "three strikes" anti-piracy internet policy, meaning it will ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 30th 2015 at 10:42AM
Bjoyn

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

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Century

Century Media looks for buyer

US independent rock-centric label, Century Media, is looking for a buyer, with its founder Robert Kampf tipping Universal as his ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Mar 6th 2015 at 11:44AM
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
Grainge

Lucian Grainge aims to 'transform the music business' in 2015

Universal Music Group boss Lucian Grainge has tasked his staff with the “lofty goal” of transforming the music business in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 22nd 2014 at 9:53AM
Lucian Grainge

Grainge: 'SoundCloud can generate incredible revenue - with the right model'

Universal Music Group boss Lucian Grainge has tipped SoundCloud to be a major revenue earner in the future – if ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 29th 2014 at 10:42AM

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SoundCloud's negotiations with major labels reach stalemate - report

SoundCloud's negotiations with major labels reach stalemate - report

SoundCloud’s negotiations with Universal, Sony and Warner have reached an impasse, according to the Financial Times.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Oct 10th 2014 at 3:01PM
Universal parent looking for US acquisitions

Universal parent looking for US acquisitions

French media company and Universal owner Vivendi is looking for acquisitions to return to the US media business, five years ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Oct 3rd 2014 at 11:29AM
Grooveshark ruled against in copyright lawsuit

Grooveshark ruled against in copyright lawsuit

The four-year legal battle between Grooveshark and the major labels may be drawing to a close, as Grooveshark is found ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Sep 30th 2014 at 11:55AM
Apple paid Universal Music $409m as part of Beats purchase

Apple paid Universal Music $409m as part of Beats purchase

Universal Music Group has confirmed that it received a US$409 windfall from Apple’s acquisition of Beats.

Universal, through parent Vivendi, ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Sep 1st 2014 at 10:05AM

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iTunes Festival will broadcast to millions

iTunes Festival will broadcast to millions Gated Content

Apple has told Music Week that it expects September’s eighth annual iTunes Festival in London will be streamed to millions ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Aug 29th 2014 at 9:37AM
Master of the Mix

Update: Universal sues Master Of The Mix TV show for copyright infringement

[Update: Je T'Aime Media Group have denied their involvement with Master Of The Mix and claim to have been wrongly ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 27th 2014 at 10:12AM
Morrissey

Morrissey album pulled from iTunes

Morrissey’s ongoing spat with Universal’s Harvest imprint has escalated, resulting in his latest album, World Peace is None of Your ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Aug 22nd 2014 at 3:44PM
Rich Castillo

Rich Castillo named A&R director for Universal Music Canada

Rich Castillo has been appointed director of A&R for Universal Music Canada. 

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jul 28th 2014 at 3:46PM

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Tiësto: 'I like to party really hard'

Tiësto: 'I like to party really hard' Gated Content

Tiësto is at the centre of an interesting debate. The Dutch DJ topped Forbes’ list of the highest paid ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jul 7th 2014 at 3:13PM
Universal launches UK aggregation platform, Spinnup

Universal launches UK aggregation platform, Spinnup

Universal Music is entering the UK unsigned market with a new digital aggregation platform called Spinnup, which will be partnered ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Jul 3rd 2014 at 2:19PM
Universal Music Publishing signs deal with CM Murphy

Universal Music Publishing signs deal with CM Murphy

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has entered into an exclusive worldwide publishing administration agreement with CM Murphy and his Murphy ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Jun 9th 2014 at 10:17AM
Shadow Child

Shadow Child signs deal with Polydor

Producer Shadow Child aka. Simon Neale has signed a deal with Polydor.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on May 1st 2014 at 4:25PM
Lauren Dyson

Universal Sweden signs Lauren Dyson to global publishing deal

Universal Sweden has signed London songwriter Lauren Dyson to a global publishing deal.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 29th 2014 at 10:21AM
Universal rolls out best of country campaign

Universal rolls out best of country campaign

Universal Music UK has launched a catalogue campaign celebrating classic country acts and the best of the genre’s contemporary artists.

Paul Williams
by Paul Williams
on Mar 25th 2014 at 10:01AM
Vivendi

Universal parent enters talks to sell telco arm

Universal Music Group parent has entered exclusive talks with one of two bidders looking to buy the conglomerate’s telecom arm ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 17th 2014 at 10:43AM
Glassnote signs worldwide deal with Universal

Glassnote signs worldwide deal with Universal

Successful US indie music group Glassnote has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Universal, Music Week has been told - ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Feb 13th 2014 at 8:37AM
Frank Ocean

US indie sues Universal over Frank Ocean track

US indie TufAmerica has filed a lawsuit against Universal Music alleging that a track on Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange LP ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 11th 2014 at 2:47PM