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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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