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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Van Halen to Sign With Interscope Records

    12:27 pm 11/11/2011

    A source tells THR the deal is expected to be finalized next week. The band had been with Warner Music for 35 years.Read more

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  4. 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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  5. Doug Morris Signs Dr. Luke to Sony Label Deal, Calls the Hitmaker His ‘New Jimmy’

    3:49 am 11/8/2011

    In an interview with the New York Times, the Sony Music CEO announces the January launch of Kemosabe Records and an exclusive five-year contract with the star producer.Read more

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  6. 'American Idol': With Scotty McCreery's Successful Debut, Did Universal Learn From Sony's Mistakes?

    6:30 am 10/21/2011

    With the season 10 winner moving 196,000 copies of his album "Clear as Day," and runner-up Lauren Alaina notching a respectable 69,000 of her debut, "Wildflower," has the "Idol" curse been broken? Read more

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  7. 'American Idol's' Crystal Bowersox Parts Ways With 19 Recordings, Sony Music

    4:57 pm 10/20/2011

    The season 9 runner-up, who released her debut album in 2010, is now a free agent. Read more

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  8. Mel Lewinter Named EVP of Label Strategy for Sony Music Entertainment

    11:40 am 10/11/2011

    The move reunites the music industry veteran with longtime associate and Sony Music CEO Doug Morris. Read more

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  9. RCA Execs Confirm Jive and Arista Labels Shut Down

    6:00 am 10/7/2011

    In an interview with THR, CEO Peter Edge and COO Tom Corson explain why it was time to “retire those brands” and how the artists reacted.Read more

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  10. Van Halen Sign With Columbia Records?

    5:10 pm 9/19/2011

    After 35 years at Warner Bros., the band has reportedly left for Sony. An insider tells THR that Columbia A&R executive Stephen Ferrera has been tasked with overseeing a new Van Halen album, its first with David Lee Roth since "1984."Read more

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