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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Universal Music May Have Inadvertently Exposed a Flaw in the YouTube Takedown Process

    9:00 am 1/27/2012

    One rap artist speaks out against UMG, YouTube, and SOPA.Read more

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  10. Megaupload Drops Lawsuit Against Universal Music Over Viral Video (Exclusive)

    8:00 am 1/21/2012

    Amid a criminal case that forced the shutdown of Megaupload, the company has dismissed UMG from a lawsuit over a video that showed many stars endorsing the site. But that doesn't mean the case is over. Instead, Megaupload might be preparing to pick a fight with Google.Read more

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