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Entries in 'Universal Music Group' (44)

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
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

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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
Universal

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

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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
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

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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

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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
Universal and Havas Group form global data alliance

Universal and Havas Group form global data alliance

Universal Music Group and Havas Group have formed the Global Music Data Alliance (GMDA), a partnership that will enable the ...

Coral Williamson
by Coral Williamson
on Jan 5th 2015 at 3:34PM
Vevo confirms CEO Rio Caraeff's departure

Vevo confirms CEO Rio Caraeff's departure

Vevo has confirmed reports that president and CEO Rio Caraeff will leave the company at the end of 2014.

Murray Stassen
by Murray Stassen
on Nov 17th 2014 at 2:23PM
Eagle Rock Entertainment

Eagle Rock Entertainment named exclusive TV distributor for Universal Music Group

Eagle Rock Entertainment has been named the exclusive global distributor for television for Universal Music Group’s audio-visual content and catalogue.
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Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 13th 2014 at 10:30AM
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