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Can data geeks save the record labels?

Can data geeks save the record labels? | Music business | Scoop.it
EMI's insight capability was apparently 'front and centre' of its pitch to Universal Music Group.
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EMI reports pre-tax losses of £349m

EMI reports pre-tax losses of £349m | Music business | Scoop.it
Label boss dismisses impairment charge as 'accounting issue', hailing the results as an 'incredibly strong performance'.
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Universal in Talks to Sell Off Parlophone Instead of Virgin, EMI Labels

Universal in Talks to Sell Off Parlophone Instead of Virgin, EMI Labels | Music business | Scoop.it
BMG Rights Management is in talks with Universal Music Group to purchase the European rights to EMI’s legendary Parlophone label as part of UMG’s s remedies...
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George Martin, Katy Perry and Indie Label Heads on Universal-EMI Deal

George Martin, Katy Perry and Indie Label Heads on Universal-EMI Deal | Music business | Scoop.it
As regulators consider perhaps the most significant music industry deal in the last decade, various musicians and business figures have spoken out about the deal.
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EU Clears Sony’s $2.2 Billion Acquisition of EMI

EU Clears Sony’s $2.2 Billion Acquisition of EMI | Music business | Scoop.it
European competition regulators gave the green light Thursday to a plan by an investor group led by Sony Corp. to buy EMI Group Ltd.'s huge music-publishing division for $2.2 billion.
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Grooveshark Sued by EMI, Blames High Royalties and Pending Acquisition by Universal

Grooveshark Sued by EMI, Blames High Royalties and Pending Acquisition by Universal | Music business | Scoop.it
Grooveshark has been sued by EMI, but you wouldn’t know it from the music streaming service’s explanation for the companies’ failed relationship. Also,...
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EU competition regulator to probe Universal's planned takover of EMI

EU competition regulator to probe Universal's planned takover of EMI | Music business | Scoop.it
Concerns by rivals that Universal could dominate the music market if £1.2bn deal goes ahead may be justified.
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EMI Consolidation With Sony and Universal Prompts Scrutiny and Opposition

EMI Consolidation With Sony and Universal Prompts Scrutiny and Opposition | Music business | Scoop.it
The pair of deals to split EMI between Sony and Universal would give those music companies substantial advantages over Warner, the only other major player still in the market.
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Marty Bandier, Sony ATV CEO, Reveals Plans for EMI Music Publishing, Keeping Name: Report

Marty Bandier, Sony ATV CEO, Reveals Plans for EMI Music Publishing, Keeping Name: Report | Music business | Scoop.it
Sony/ATV CEO Marty Bandier has reveailed plans for EMI Publishing, including keeping the EMI name should Sony's acccepted bid for the second largest music publisher be...
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Why EMI Publishing Is Worth $2.2 Billion

Why EMI Publishing Is Worth $2.2 Billion | Music business | Scoop.it
Image via Wikipedia Sometimes, answers can be found far from where the questions are being asked.

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Read CEO Roger Faxon's Letter To EMI Staff On Sale To Universal - hypebot

Read CEO Roger Faxon's Letter To EMI Staff On Sale To Universal - hypebot | Music business | Scoop.it
(UPDATE) In an email circulated today, EMI CEO Roger Faxon informed his team that despite his best efforts, label and publishing would be split with the recorded music division sold to Universal.
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Inside EMI's Financials: A Healthy Core Business

Inside EMI's Financials: A Healthy Core Business | Music business | Scoop.it
Though EMI is in the throes of being sold-off, its financials released yesterday show a healthy core business being hit by market valuations that resulted from the winning...
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Universal, Warner, EMI and Sony license Amazon's iTunes Match rival

Universal, Warner, EMI and Sony license Amazon's iTunes Match rival | Music business | Scoop.it
All four majors on board with Cloud Player...
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Universal Music Group Receives Statement of Objections From European Commission Over EMI Deal

Universal Music Group Receives Statement of Objections From European Commission Over EMI Deal | Music business | Scoop.it
Universal Music Group has formally received the European Competition Commission's Statement of Objections regarding its proposed purchase of EMI's recorded music...
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Roger Faxon considers options of post-EMI future

Roger Faxon considers options of post-EMI future | Music business | Scoop.it
Emi boss Roger Faxon could soon be a free agent.
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Sony Plans Major Layoffs of EMI Work Force

Sony Plans Major Layoffs of EMI Work Force | Music business | Scoop.it
A report that Sony gave to investors this year calls for major job cuts at EMI, the music publishing company that it is buying.
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Universal Music Said to Plan Sale of Three Music Catalogs

Universal Music Said to Plan Sale of Three Music Catalogs | Music business | Scoop.it
Vivendi SA (VIV)’s Universal Music Group
plans to sell three music-publishing catalogs ahead of its EMI
acquisition, said a person with knowledge of the situation.
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Universal Music Is Urgently Selling $650 Million In Assets to Pay for EMI...

Universal Music Is Urgently Selling $650 Million In Assets to Pay for EMI... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Universal Music Group will be forced to sell more than $650 million in 'non-core assets' in order to purchase EMI, according to financial disclosures just shared by the company."

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Used MP3 Store ReDigi Sued by EMI: Report

Used MP3 Store ReDigi Sued by EMI: Report | Music business | Scoop.it
Used MP3 marketplace ReDigi seemed destined to attract legal problems when it launched in October. Now the company has been sued by EMI less than two months after it was...
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Combined UMG+EMI Marketshare Right Now: 46%...

Combined UMG+EMI Marketshare Right Now: 46%... | Music business | Scoop.it

"The breakdown shows a combined 46.03 percent album share for albums in the US, as tracked by Nielsen Soundscan. Or, nearly one-half of recording marketshare across all formats. This counts both current and catalog releases."

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EMI's Deals With Universal, Sony Face Inevitable - But Different - Regulatory scrutiny

 Citibank’s sale of EMI -- its recorded-music division to Universal Music Group and its music publishing expected to go to Sony -- will need the approval of ...

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EMI Presses Play On Digital Innovation; Opens Its Catalog To App Developers

EMI Presses Play On Digital Innovation; Opens Its Catalog To App Developers | Music business | Scoop.it
The music industry industry has taken some questionable stances on digital technology over the years. To call it resistant to change probably wouldn't be stepping too far out of line.
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