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  1. 'Idol' Creator Simon Fuller to Bid on EMI Assets

    1:48 pm 10/8/2012

    The Spice Girls svengali is lining up a bid in partnership with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, and it looks like they'll have plenty of competition. Read more

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  2. Universal Music Chairman Lucian Grainge on EMI Merger: Plan is to 'Invest' and 'Reinvigorate'

    2:59 pm 10/1/2012

    Read the executive's memo to staff in its entirety. Read more

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  3. Universal Music Completes $1.9 Billion EMI Recorded Music Acquisition

    4:46 am 9/28/2012

    "This is a next step towards ensuring the health of our industry,” says UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge.Read more

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  4. Universal Music Gets U.S. Approval for EMI Acquisition

    8:43 am 9/21/2012

    UPDATED: The clearance from the Federal Trade Commission comes after the green light from the European Union, which requires asset sales, earlier in the day.Read more

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  5. European Union Approves Universal Music's EMI Deal With Asset Sales Requirement

    1:33 am 9/21/2012

    UPDATED: The Vivendi-owned music major, still waiting for U.S. clearance, must sell various labels with such acts as Coldplay and David Bowie, but adds the likes of the Beatles, Spice Girls and Katy Perry.Read more

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  6. EU to Formally Approve Universal Music-EMI Deal Friday

    3:06 am 9/20/2012

    The Vivendi-owned music giant can go ahead with its $1.9 billion acquisition, but must sell various businesses, including Coldplay and Queen label Parlophone.Read more

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  7. Universal Music Gets Regulatory Clearance for EMI Deal in Australia

    2:35 am 9/19/2012

    European and U.S. regulators are expected to announce their decisions on the Vivendi-owned music giant's proposed acquisition soon.Read more

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  8. Universal Music Group-EMI Deal Enters Home Stretch

    4:59 am 9/10/2012

    UPDATED: It remained unclear Monday if European regulators would, as expected by analysts, approve the acquisition as UMG parent Vivendi confirmed it made a first payment.Read more

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  9. 'Big' Jon Platt Platt Set to Join Warner/Chappell

    10:39 am 9/7/2012

    There's no official word on new title for the veteran exec, who left EMI Music Publishing in June after 17 years. Read more

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  10. European Regulators Near Universal Music Group-EMI Deal Vote

    2:10 am 8/31/2012

    BMG Rights Management, meanwhile, confirms interest in some of the EMI assets.Read more

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