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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
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

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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
Lorde

Lorde splits with manager - report

Lorde has split from her longtime manager Scott Maclachlan, reports the New Zealand Herald.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 18th 2015 at 11:04AM
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
Universal promotes Deborah Hyacinth

Universal promotes Deborah Hyacinth

Universal Music Group has promoted Deborah Hyacinth to the new role of senior vice-president digital marketing innovation.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on May 12th 2015 at 2:21PM

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Universal partners with Philips on concert films project

Universal partners with Philips on concert films project

Universal Music Enterprises, the catalogue division of Universal Music Group, is partnering with Philips to present ‘iconic’ concert films.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 27th 2015 at 10:38AM
Major labels unite to sue MP3 download site over piracy claim

Major labels unite to sue MP3 download site over piracy claim

A coalition of record labels is suing the operators of MP3 download site MP3Skull for copyright infringement,

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 21st 2015 at 10:28AM
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
Universal Music Group wins 'Pyrrhic victory' against MP3tunes

Universal Music Group wins 'Pyrrhic victory' against MP3tunes

Universal Music Group spent $12 million to win a “Pyrrhic victory” against bankrupt digital music service MP3tunes and its founder ...

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Apr 7th 2015 at 10:46AM

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Vivendi employees rally against calls for Universal Music sale

Vivendi employees have voiced support for the company's majority shareholder and chairman, Vincent Bolloré, in opposing calls from one of ...

RHIAN JONES
by RHIAN JONES
on Apr 1st 2015 at 11:01AM
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
Focusrite

Caroline and Focusrite launch YouTube record deal competition

Pro audio company Focusrite has teamed up with Caroline International, Universal Music Group’s UK-based services company, to offer an unsigned ...

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 10:58AM

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Universal 'close to settlement' in royalties dispute

Universal 'close to settlement' in royalties dispute

Universal Music Group (UMG) is close to settling claims that it cheated artists out of royalties from digital downloads.

James Hanley
by James Hanley
on Mar 20th 2015 at 10:30AM
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
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
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
Lucian Grainge tops Billboard Power 100 list

Lucian Grainge tops Billboard Power 100 list

Universal Music Group CEO and chairman Lucian Grainge has been named No.1 in Billboard’s 2015 Power 100 list.

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Feb 6th 2015 at 11:33AM
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