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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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Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge's Letter to Staff About EMI Merger

Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge's Letter to Staff About EMI Merger | Music business | Scoop.it
This morning, Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge sent out an internal memo to staff regarding the company's recent acquisition of EMI's recorded music division, which...
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Universal's Deal for EMI No Longer a Sure Thing, But Still Worthwhile

Universal's Deal for EMI No Longer a Sure Thing, But Still Worthwhile | Music business | Scoop.it
How much will Universal Music Group miss that pound of flesh the European Commission took when it forced considerable concessions from the world’s largest record...
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EMI CEO Roger Faxon's Letter to Staff About Universal Deal

EMI CEO Roger Faxon's Letter to Staff About Universal Deal | Music business | Scoop.it
Today, not long after Universal Music submitted the long-delayed divestment package for its proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division to the European...
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EU says Universal, EMI deal hits competition

EU says Universal, EMI deal hits competition | Music business | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators have told Universal Music Group that its plans to buy an EMI unit will significantly impede competition, signaling a possible veto unless it offers major concessions,...
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An EMI-Universal Merger Won't Fix the Music Industry

An EMI-Universal Merger Won't Fix the Music Industry | Music business | Scoop.it
Sales of digital music surpassed disc sales for the first time last year, spurring the music industry's dawning awareness that this digital thing isn't going away.
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Music Execs Debate Promise and Threats of Universal-EMI Merger at Senate Hearing

Music Execs Debate Promise and Threats of Universal-EMI Merger at Senate Hearing | Music business | Scoop.it
Some of the music industry’s top music executives painted various pictures of the Universal Music Group-EMI merger at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing Thursday...
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UMG-EMI Deal Is No Threat To Innovation In Music Distribution

UMG-EMI Deal Is No Threat To Innovation In Music Distribution | Music business | Scoop.it
This is a merger users of Spotify, Apple's iTunes and the wide range of other digital services ought to love. Here's why.
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Key to Universal-EMI decision: Has music business lost control?

Key to Universal-EMI decision: Has music business lost control? | Music business | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - On the face of it, Universal Music Group's bid to buy a big chunk of EMI stands to make the world's leading music company an even more formidable force, combining Universal's star...
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Universal Music's Answer To Piracy Is Monopoly

Universal Music's Answer To Piracy Is Monopoly | Music business | Scoop.it
Refe Tuma is a writer, thinker and strategist with a passion for the new music industry. Follow Refe on Twitter to join the conversation, with topics ranging from economic theory to social media.
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Association of Independent Music launches campaign to stop sale of EMI

Association of Independent Music launches campaign to stop sale of EMI | Music business | Scoop.it

Association of Independent Music (AIM), which represents a large number of the UK's independent record labels, has launched a campaign to stop the break-up and sale of EMI.


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Jason Flom, John Rudolph to Bid for Universal's EMI Assets

Jason Flom, John Rudolph to Bid for Universal's EMI Assets | Music business | Scoop.it
Billboard has learned that former Bug Music CEO John Rudolph and Lava Records founder Jason Flom have partnered to throw their hat in the bidding ring for the EMI assets...
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EU to clear Universal's $1.9 billion bid for EMI: sources

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Universal Music Group will win EU approval for its $1.9 billion purchase of EMI with its offer to sell global rights to some of EMI's most valuable record labels and catalogues, two...
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Universal's EMI takeover: the great rock'n'roll swindle?

Universal's EMI takeover: the great rock'n'roll swindle? | Music business | Scoop.it
Helienne Lindvall: 'Assets' displaced by Universal's takeover of EMI are being offered for sale to independent labels – is it a good deal?
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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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Big power player: Music rivals rip Universal move

Big power player: Music rivals rip Universal move | Music business | Scoop.it
Universal Music Group’s attempt to put its own spin on an influential report on the music business has competitors fuming, The Post has learned.
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Billboard's Live Blog On The U.S. Senate's Hearing On Universal-EMI Merger

Billboard's Live Blog On The U.S. Senate's Hearing On Universal-EMI Merger | Music business | Scoop.it
The Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights will hold a hearing on the Universal Music Group-EMI merger at 1:30pm ET today, Thursday, June...
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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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Analysis of Martin Mills' Harsh Words on Universal-EMI Merger

Analysis of Martin Mills' Harsh Words on Universal-EMI Merger | Music business | Scoop.it
Martin Mills of Beggars Group lodged a complaint with European regulators over Universal's EMI acquisition, saying it kills the promotion space and opportunity for niche...
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Video: Edgar Bronfman Jr. Says Warner Music Will Fight Universal-EMI Merger 'Tooth and Nail'

Video: Edgar Bronfman Jr. Says Warner Music Will Fight Universal-EMI Merger 'Tooth and Nail' | Music business | Scoop.it
On his last day as chairman of Warner Music Group, Edgar Bronfman Jr. promised that the company will fight Universal’s purchase of EMI “tooth and nail,”...
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EMI Publishing Goes to Sony, Label to Universal

EMI Publishing Goes to Sony, Label to Universal | Music business | Scoop.it
As expected from the swirl of activity this week, Vivendi/Universal Music Group announced this morning that they have signed with Citigroup a “definitive...

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