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Lucian Grainge

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  1. Stars Turn Out En Masse for 'Motown: The Musical' Opening Night

    12:26 pm 4/15/2013

    Among the bold-faced names in attendance at New York's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Sunday night were Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Bono, David Geffen and many more.Read more

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  2. Elton John Previews New Album: 'I Won't Be Kicking Nicki Minaj Off the Charts'

    4:30 pm 4/12/2013

    Songs from the forthcoming T Bone Burnett-produced "The Diving Board" were played at a listening party held at Capitol studios, followed by a Q&A with the legendary singer.Read more

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  3. Jay-Z's Roc Nation Partners With Universal Music

    5:00 am 4/9/2013

    As part of the agreement, forthcoming albums from Jay-Z, Rihanna and others will be released via UMG worldwide. The full-service entertainment company was previously aligned with Sony.Read more

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  4. Will Tanous, Warner Music Group Communications Head, Jumps to Universal

    12:30 pm 4/1/2013

    Peter LoFrumento, UMG's longtime PR executive, is moving on to an unspecified "other opportunity" that is expected to be at a major company.Read more

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  5. Grammys 2013: Music Execs Turn Out En Masse for Power 100 Reveal, Friends 'N' Family

    6:28 pm 2/8/2013

    "There are many more opportunities in the future than threats we've had to endure in the past," said Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge, who tops Billboard's list. Read more

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  6. Universal Signs New Agreement With Republic's Monte and Avery Lipman

    3:45 pm 2/5/2013

    In recent months, the label has scored hits by Gotye, PSY (via Schoolboy Records), Of Monsters and Men, The Weeknd and Florence and the Machine. Read more

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  7. It's Official: Steve Barnett Named Chairman and CEO of Capitol Music Group

    11:00 am 11/26/2012

    The former Columbia Records co-chairman and COO is leaving New York for Hollywood's iconic Capitol Records tower. Read more

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  8. Steve Barnett Exiting Sony's Columbia Records for Universal's New Capitol Label Group (Analysis)

    4:44 pm 10/5/2012

    With UMG's acquisition of EMI complete, the veteran music exec will relocate to the west coast where he'll oversee the newly formed entity's rock and pop rosters. Read more

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  9. Rod Stewart Signs With Universal, Will Release Christmas Album in Fall

    6:00 am 6/28/2012

    After proudly declaring himself "a free agent" just over a year ago, the legendary singer teams with UMG's Lucian Grainge, jazz label Verve and veteran producer David Foster.Read more

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  10. EMI and Universal Should Merge, Purge and Start Over (Opinion)

    12:00 pm 6/22/2012

    As a Senate panel hears arguments over the potential mega-merger, THR's music editor Shirley Halperin thinks maybe it's time to simply allow these companies to “screw it up again,” which might finally lead to a new business model.Read more

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