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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Justin Bieber Manager Scooter Braun, Universal Music's Lucian Grainge Team Up for Label, Consultancy Deal

    4:30 pm 5/15/2012

    "Lucian doesn’t just look at the business as a music business, but as a worldwide multimedia business," says Braun, who currently boasts three hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100.Read more

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  5. Katy Perry at NARM Music Awards: 'Long Live EMI!'

    6:35 pm 5/11/2012

    During her Artist of the Year acceptance speech, the pop star commented on the impending Universal-EMI merger.Read more

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  6. Verve Music Group Appoints Robert Smith as General Manager

    11:30 pm 5/3/2012

    The veteran A&R executive, who held previous stints at Concord Music Group and Geffen Records, will report to label chairman David Foster.Read more

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  7. Madonna's 'MDNA' is No. 1: Guy Oseary, Jimmy Iovine on the Art of the Album Roll-Out

    2:30 am 4/4/2012

    The pop queen's longtime manager and brand new label head reflect on the road taken straight to the top of the charts and answer a nagging question: three decades in, is Madonna still selling scandal? Read more

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  8. The Temptations Join Chorus of Lawsuits Over iTunes Royalties (Exclusive)

    1:03 pm 3/15/2012

    In what might be the biggest legal action on this front yet -- 13 plaintiffs' lawyers! -- Universal Music is being sued for allegedly cheating musicians out of income generated from iTunes and elsewhere.Read more

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  9. Turntable.FM Signs Licensing Deals With All Four Major Labels

    1:13 pm 3/13/2012

    The social DJing site can now legally stream music by Warner, Universal, EMI and Sony artists. Founders Billy Chasen and Seth Goldstein made the announcement at South By Southwest.Read more

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  10. What's Behind Nashville's Label Shuffle

    3:23 pm 2/29/2012

    Capitol's Mike Dungan is named chairman and CEO of Universal Music Nashville Entertainment as Luke Lewis steps aside. Is Music Row bracing for a showdown or a reunion?Read more

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