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Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game

Vevo vs. Google: Universal, Sony and the Latest Moves in the Chess Game | Music business | Scoop.it
Vevo’s future business arrangements are looking a bit cloudy, as reports this week suggest that the company’s deal terms with Google are again in play, and that...
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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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Sony Overtaking Universal in Market Share? It Already Happened in March

Sony Overtaking Universal in Market Share? It Already Happened in March | Music business | Scoop.it
If the media wants to write about the possibility of Sony Music Entertainment overtaking Universal Music Group in U.S. market-share rankings, maybe they should have done so...
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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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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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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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Google, Merlin, Amazon, Universal Reps Explore the Future of Digital Music @MIDEM, Ted Cohen Referees

Google, Merlin, Amazon, Universal Reps Explore the Future of Digital Music @MIDEM, Ted Cohen Referees | Music business | Scoop.it
TAG Strategic managing partner Ted Cohen moderated an engaging panel discussion Monday about the digital music market. Participating in the discussion were four influential...
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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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Grooveshark Is Now Facing $17 Billion In Damages...

Grooveshark Is Now Facing $17 Billion In Damages... | Music business | Scoop.it

"Grooveshark had better hope their defense stands up in court. According to court documents obtained by Digital Music News early this morning, the latest lawsuit from Universal Music Group would saddle Grooveshark and its executives with more than $17 billion in damages if proven correct. And, just like the Limewire case, that likely includes punishing personal liabilities against top Grooveshark employees."

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Universal Music Group Sues Grooveshark

Universal Music Group Sues Grooveshark | Music business | Scoop.it
Universal Music Group has reportedly filed a lawsuit against music service Grooveshark over alleged copyright violations. The complaint alleges Grooveshark management has led...
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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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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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Music Publishers, Universal Group Sign “Groundbreaking” Licence Deal

Music Publishers, Universal Group Sign “Groundbreaking” Licence Deal | Music business | Scoop.it
A trade association representing music publishers and songwriters today announced a model licensing deal with Universal Music Group that is expected to allow songwriters and publishers to share in the revenue from music videos.
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Universal Music Group Q1 Revenue Up 9.1%, Credits Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Gotye, Van Halen Releases

Universal Music Group Q1 Revenue Up 9.1%, Credits Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Gotye, Van Halen Releases | Music business | Scoop.it
Universal Music Group revenues increased 9.1% to $1.28 billion in the first quarter of 2012. Earnings before interest, taxes and amortization (EBITA) grew 47% to $90.8...
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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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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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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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Rob Wells, Universal Music's Global Digital Prez: 'The Idea That Spotify Cannibalizes Sales is Bogus'

Rob Wells, Universal Music's Global Digital Prez: 'The Idea That Spotify Cannibalizes Sales is Bogus' | Music business | Scoop.it
Despite artists such as Coldplay, the Black Keys and Adele believing differently, Universal Music Group's president of global digital business Rob Wells claims that UMG...
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Grooveshark email: How we built a music service without, um, paying for music

Grooveshark email: How we built a music service without, um, paying for music | Music business | Scoop.it
Grooveshark wanted to use unlicensed music to build a huge online following and then deal with the labels, according to company e-mails entered into court records. Read this blog post by Greg Sandoval on Media Maverick.
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Grooveshark Responds To Universal Music Lawsuit

Grooveshark Responds To Universal Music Lawsuit | Music business | Scoop.it
As we reported on Monday, Universal Music Group has filed a new lawsuit alleging that the Grooveshark execs conspired to illegally upload more than 100,000 songs. UMG asked the court to shut Grooveshark down immediately and is seeking damages of...
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Universal Music Sees Recorded Music Business Near Turnaround

Universal Music Sees Recorded Music Business Near Turnaround | Music business | Scoop.it
CEO Lucian Grainge and global CFO Boyd Muir also tout Vivendi's music unit's deal to acquire EMI's recorded music arm as financially compelling and immediately accretive to...

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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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