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  1. Neil Diamond Signs to Universal Music Publishing Group

    8:00 am 10/14/2014

    UMPG will rep Diamond's entire catalog including hits written for other artists like The Monkees' "I’m a Believer"Read more

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  2. 'American Idol' Alum Colton Dixon Banks on Christianity

    8:00 am 8/20/2014

    The season 11 favorite releases new album "Anchor" with fanfare, faith and good old-fashioned marketingRead more

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  3. 'Rising Star' Artist Deal Between Keshet DCP, Universal Music

    3:44 am 7/1/2014

    Outside the U.S. and Israel, Universal Music Group will have the exclusive option to sign all contestants of the interactive singing show. Read more

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  4. New Vivendi Chairman Touts Synergies, 'Hidden Value'

    9:17 am 6/24/2014

    Vincent Bollore doesn't signal what types of acquisitions he would be interested in, but outgoing chair Jean-Rene Fourtou explains his concerns about the "Call of Duty" video game franchise.Read more

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  5. Amazon Launches Prime Music Streaming Service

    6:29 am 6/12/2014

    The tech giant, which is reportedly releasing a smartphone next week, takes on Apple on another front.Read more

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  6. Universal Music Demands End to Massive Digital Royalties Class Action

    8:21 am 5/27/2014

    The major label gives a host of reasons why claims from the likes of Chuck D, Rick James and The Temptations should be rejected.Read more

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  7. UMG's Max Hole: 'Asian Consumers Hold Key to Music Industry Future'

    12:53 pm 5/22/2014

    Remarks come during his keynote speech at Music Matters in Singapore, as he explains China is key in testing new music business models.Read more

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  8. Susan Mazo Tapped for UMG SVP Communications Post

    12:07 pm 5/21/2014

    Ex-colleague Will Tanous hires N.Y.-based exec for global role, philanthropy.Read more

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  9. Hollywood Docket: NBCU Wins Oksana Baiul Lawsuit

    10:55 am 4/25/2014

    A roundup of entertainment law news including a victory for Universal Music, a lawsuit against David Letterman's production company and the resolution of USTA's "Venus and Serena" litigation.Read more

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  10. Music Executive Barry Weiss Steps Down as Island Def Jam Motown Reorganizes

    7:30 am 4/1/2014

    Universal Music Group announced that Def Jam, Island and Motown Records will function as standalone labels, with the latter relocating to Los Angeles.Read more

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