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  1. Vivendi Looking to Sell 61 Percent Stake in Activision (Report)

    2:11 am 7/2/2012

    After the ouster of the conglomerate's CEO, its chairman has expressed support for the strategy of its Universal Music arm though. Read more

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  2. Analysts Cheer Vivendi CEO's Departure Amid Restructuring Hopes

    1:38 am 6/29/2012

    Many have been hoping for a sale or spin-off of some of the media and telecom conglomerate's assets.Read more

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  3. Judge Blasts Universal in Key Eminem Royalties Case Ruling (Exclusive)

    7:54 pm 6/27/2012

    A judge is allowing FBT to go forward with new allegations that Universal is shielding revenues overseas in a decision that slaps the music giant hard for "an attempt to dupe the Court."Read more

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  4. Martin Kierszenbaum and Cherrytree Records, Home to LMFAO and Feist, Part Ways With Interscope

    6:52 pm 6/22/2012

    With his deal expiring on June 30, the beloved A&R veteran, who had a hand in bringing Lady Gaga to the masses, could not come to terms with the Universal-owned label.Read more

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  5. 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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  6. EMI-Universal Merger: Labels Gave $500K to Senators Probing Anti-Trust Claims

    2:53 pm 6/21/2012

    UPDATED: More than half of the eight-member subcommittee deciding the merger's fate have taken significant campaign donations from the two music industry giants.Read more

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  7. Universal Music Gets EU Antitrust Complaint on EMI Deal

    1:44 am 6/20/2012

    Vivendi's music arm says it will put together a detailed response to regulators’ concerns about the proposed $1.9 billion acquisition.Read more

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  8. Universal Music and Major Publishing Group Reach Agreement Over Vevo, YouTube Royalties

    1:11 pm 6/19/2012

    The milestone deal, which covers North America and is retroactive to 2008, institutes a new model that allows songwriters and music publishers to share in revenues for music clips played online.Read more

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  9. Lucian Grainge, Roger Faxon, Irving Azoff to Appear Before Congress and Lobby for EMI-Universal Merger

    12:44 pm 6/15/2012

    Opponents of the deal express concern that the newly created company would create a monopoly in the recorded music market.Read more

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  10. U.K. Digital Music Sales Outperform Physical Sales in First Quarter

    11:12 am 6/1/2012

    This marks the first time in Britain that digital sales have overtaken and offset weak CD sales.Read more

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