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Universal Music Group's Financials Show Sales Growth, Vivendi Continues to Struggle

Universal Music Group's Financials Show Sales Growth, Vivendi Continues to Struggle | Music business | Scoop.it

"Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, saw sales grow 7% during the third quarter -- excluding revenues from EMI Recorded Music -- but said it’s on course to achieve the £100 million ($160 million) in cost-savings it predicted when it bought the London-based company."

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Universal Music Distribution Owns Record Nine of Top 10 Digital Songs

Universal Music Distribution Owns Record Nine of Top 10 Digital Songs | Music business | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, one distribution company owns nine of the top 10 titles on Billboard's Digital Songs chart.
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Dako Larsson's curator insight, September 9, 2013 11:57 AM

My insight is this is the first distrubution company to ever to own 9 out of the top 10 songs on the top 10 chart.  Because of this it shows that Universal Music Group is growing and is looking to stay on top with the number one hits.  They want artists that can keep them on the top 10 list so they can own all of the top 10 songs on the list.

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Universal Music's Latest Bet On The Future: People Will Buy Music On Plastic Discs, Right?

Universal Music's Latest Bet On The Future: People Will Buy Music On Plastic Discs, Right? | Music business | Scoop.it
The years when the compact disc was the preferred audio format were some of the most profitable years in the recording industry's history. Both vinyl fans and cassette collectors purchased albums they already owned in the new format.
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Apple and Universal Music agreement on streaming iRadio service imminent

Apple and Universal Music agreement on streaming iRadio service imminent | Music business | Scoop.it
Apple is expected to sign its first internet radio licensing agreement with a major record label perhaps as soon as next week, multiple sources with knowledge of the talks have told The Verge....
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Billboard Power 100: Lucian Grainge Q&A

Billboard Power 100: Lucian Grainge Q&A | Music business | Scoop.it

"If “power” means moving markets or greenlighting massive spends, Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge demonstrated a staggering penchant for it when UMG completed its $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI’s recorded-music assets in September 2012. Grainge is a fierce and tireless advocate for the recorded-music business."

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Universal Music Earnings Dip In First Nine Months

Universal Music Earnings Dip In First Nine Months | Music business | Scoop.it
Universal Music Group posted a 2.5% decline in earnings before interest taxes and amortization in the first nine months of 2012 compared with a year ago, according to...
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Digital Music News - This Is War: MegaUpload Now Suing UMG Over DMCA Abuse...

Digital Music News - This Is War: MegaUpload Now Suing UMG Over DMCA Abuse... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Get ready for a messy war, one that involves very big companies and quite possibly, very big artists. Just this afternoon, MegaUpload filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group in the US District Court of Northern California (San Jose), alleging abuse of DMCA power."

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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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Universal Music Launches uDiscover Spotify App

Universal Music Launches uDiscover Spotify App | Music business | Scoop.it
Universal Music has launched the uDiscover Spotify app, joining a
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Universal Music and Russell Simmons to launch YouTube-focused music label

Universal Music and Russell Simmons to launch YouTube-focused music label | Music business | Scoop.it
Def Jam founder, fellow music exec Steve Rifkind and AwesomenessTV founder Brian Robbins involved in All Def Music. By Stuart Dredge
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nextstepnext's curator insight, July 29, 2013 8:44 AM

What are your thoughts about another music channel on youtube?   Interesting...

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Vivendi Quarterly Profits Slide, Universal Music Revenues Up 13.5%

Vivendi Quarterly Profits Slide, Universal Music Revenues Up 13.5% | Music business | Scoop.it

"Vivendi SA, the French media and communications conglomerate whose holdings include the Universal Music Group, today reported its first quarter revenues remained stable while its net income dropped by 18.5 percent to 672 million euros from 825 million euros a year earlier, which the company attributed to a decrease in its EBITA."

 
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UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP STRIKES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SHAWN “JAY Z” CARTER’S ROC NATION

UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP STRIKES GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP WITH SHAWN “JAY Z” CARTER’S ROC NATION | Music business | Scoop.it

"Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, and Roc Nation, the renowned entertainment company founded by Shawn “JAY Z” Carter, announced today that they have entered into a multi-year, worldwide partnership under which the Roc Nation music label will operate as a standalone label within the UMG family, effective  immediately."

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Universal Music Group and Moontoast announce agreement to expand UMG's direct-to-consumer offerings

Universal Music Group and Moontoast announce agreement to expand UMG's direct-to-consumer offerings | Music business | Scoop.it

"Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, will further expand its line-up of direct-to-consumer offerings and services for music fans through an agreement with Moontoast, a leading social marketing, social commerce and analytics company."

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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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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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