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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
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

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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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
Thomas Lorain

Caroline International appoints Thomas Lorain to head up France

Caroline International, the label services division of Universal Music, has appointed Thomas Lorain to head its French unit.

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Feb 6th 2014 at 10:19AM
Dominic Louth

Parlophone's Louth joins Caroline as Head of Digital Marketing

Universal’s Caroline International has appointed Dominic Louth as head of digital marketing.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 16th 2014 at 10:38AM
Counting Crows

Counting Crows sue Universal over download royalties

Counting Crows have filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group over digital royalties and become the latest band to claim ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 15th 2014 at 11:22AM
Queen sign new deal with Universal

Queen sign new deal with Universal

Queen and Universal Music Group have renewed their partnership with a long-term deal covering a range of new projects from ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 10:17PM
BT

BT strikes deal with Universal for TV music streaming service

BT has done a deal with Universal for a music streaming and karaoke platform that it will launch via its ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 29th 2013 at 9:50AM
Vivendi

Universal parent to split media and telco groups

Universal parent Vivendi will go ahead with plans to separate its media and telecom groups.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 27th 2013 at 10:01AM
The Who, Tommy digital box set

Universal releases 'first-ever digital box set' app with The Who

Universal Music Catalogue is hailing the release this week of 'the world’s first-ever digital box set' available on tablets and ...

Tina Hart
by Tina Hart
on Nov 25th 2013 at 10:32AM