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Sony/ATV US market share drops below 20% in Q2

Sony/ATV US market share drops below 20% in Q2

Sony/ATV is clinging onto its US market share lead, taking the top spot by a margin of 0.3% in the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Aug 21st 2015 at 3:22PM
SoundCloud close to deal with Universal - report

SoundCloud close to deal with Universal - report

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

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
Universal partners with ASOS

Universal partners with ASOS

Universal has partnered with ASOS for exclusive content premieres.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 21st 2015 at 4:45PM

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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 Music Publishing Mexico inks deal with SACM

Universal Music Publishing Mexico inks deal with SACM

Universal Music Publishing Mexico has signed an exclusive publishing administration agreement with SACM (Sociedad de Autores y Compositores de México), ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jul 7th 2015 at 3:47PM
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

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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
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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

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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
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

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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
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
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