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  1. Kenny Rogers Gambles on Digital Music Royalties Lawsuit

    7:33 am 2/15/2012

    Musician sues Capitol Records seeking a judicial declaration that 50 percent of online revenue should be handed over to artists with record contracts.Read more

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  2. The Italian Bruno Mars, the Croatian Hit 'Brad Pitt' Plus 13 More of Europe's Best Songs From 2011 (Video)

    3:32 pm 12/23/2011

    While the world worries about the Euro, THR celebrates the continent's music, gathering 15 of the year's lesser-known smashes from across the Atlantic.Read more

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  3. Warner Music CEO Comments on EMI Auction

    7:15 am 12/8/2011

    Stephen Cooper says the music major was "not willing to pay a price for EMI that would not have provided an adequate return."Read more

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  4. Universal Music Sees Recorded Music Business Near Turnaround

    8:02 am 11/17/2011


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 earnings.

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  5. EMI Sale: Read CEO Roger Faxon's FAQ Memo to Staff

    3:12 pm 11/14/2011

    "We run our show until completion," writes the chief executive, who also warns that, "there are some very serious consequences for EMI if we screw this up."Read more

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  6. Michael Jackson Estate, David Geffen Part of Sony-Led Consortium Buying EMI Publishing for $2.2 Billion

    4:19 pm 11/11/2011

    Sony/ATV Music Publishing will help oversee EMI Music Publishing on behalf of the investment group, reuniting executive Martin Bandier with the catalog he supervised for 17 years. Read more

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  7. Indie Music Group: Regulators Will Block EMI Deals With Universal, Sony

    2:11 pm 11/11/2011

    Even if UMG increases its promise of divestitures beyond 500 million euros, IMPALA argues the deal would not be accepted. Read more

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  8. Universal Music Confirms $1.9 Billion Deal for EMI Recorded Music Unit

    7:50 am 11/11/2011

    The acquirer and its corporate parent Vivendi said they would sell 500 million euros ($685 million) worth of non-core assets as UMG head Lucian Grainge says the deal is "an important step in preserving the legacy of EMI Music."Read more

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  9. EMI Units to be Sold to Universal Music, Sony for $4.1 Billion

    5:20 am 11/11/2011

    Citigroup is expected to sell the recorded music arm of the storied U.K. music firm to Vivendi's Universal Music and its publishing division to a group led by Sony for a total price tag that looks to come in ahead of industry expectations. Read more

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  10. Universal Music Closes In on EMI Deal

    3:03 am 11/11/2011

    Music company's owner Citigroup poised to secure $1.5 billion deal.Read more

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