Universal/EMI: EC explains all details of deal

The European Commission has passed Music Week responses to many of the vital questions surrounding the detail of Universal's £1.2bn buyout of EMI.

Who can buy the divested assets? What restrictions have been placed on UMG in order to take The Beatles? How did the EC remedy its issues with the acquisition?

Read on for all the reasoning, straight from the horses' mouth...

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