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  1. 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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  2. Vivendi Enters Exclusive Talks About Telecom Unit Sale

    5:16 am 3/14/2014

    The company has been looking to focus on its media and entertainment holdings, including Universal Music Group and StudioCanal, by selling off its telecom assets.Read more

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  3. Vivendi's New Content Head Outlines Priorities

    12:09 am 2/25/2014

    UPDATED: The French media and telecom conglomerate's Universal Music Group said that digital sales exceeded physical sales for the first time in 2013.Read more

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  4. Mumford & Sons Label Inks Universal Distribution Deal

    11:45 pm 2/12/2014

    Other acts on Glassnote's roster include Phoenix and The Temper Trap.Read more

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  5. Lucian Grainge to Be Honored at Clive Davis Grammy Gala: 6 Things to Know About the UMG Chief

    10:00 am 1/25/2014

    The Universal Music Group chairman receives the Salute to Industry Icons Award at the Jan. 25 event in Beverly Hills.Read more

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  6. Grammy Week: The Definitive Guide to All the Goings-On

    9:00 am 1/23/2014

    More than 50 events and parties are scheduled for the days leading up to "Music's Biggest Night."Read more

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  7. Digital Music Sales Decrease for First Time in 2013

    8:30 am 1/3/2014

    Ad-supported and subscription streaming services may be eating into purchases.Read more

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  8. Warner Music Group Integrates Parlophone Roster, Including Coldplay, David Guetta and Pink Floyd

    1:11 pm 12/19/2013

    Following the acquisition of the record imprint from Universal Music Group earlier this year, WMG has now finalized its U.S. label structure absorbing the new acts.Read more

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  9. Vivendi Analysts See Stock Upside for Split Media, Telecom Businesses

    6:40 am 11/27/2013

    Industry observers also discuss planned management changes and possible deals after the French conglomerate confirmed plans to create two separate companies in mid-2014.Read more

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  10. Vivendi Approves Telecom Spin-Off, Vincent Bollore to Become Chairman

    9:16 am 11/26/2013

    After the separation of telecom arm SFR, the conglomerate's largest shareholder will be chair of the company that will then focus on its media assets.Read more

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