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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Bob Marley Family Settles Royalty Dispute With Universal Music

    8:27 am 1/7/2012

    Agreement puts an end to dispute over whether UMG underpaid by millions of dollars of revenue from the digital downloading of Marley's 1970s classics.Read more

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  8. Music Is a Loser on Wall Street in 2011

    5:04 pm 1/2/2012

    Despite an average 4 percent decline among stocks tracked by Billboard, gains are posted by Sirius XM Radio, Warner Music Group and Apple.Read more

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  9. The Italian Bruno Mars, the Croatian Hit 'Brad Pitt' Plus 13 More of Europe's Best Songs From 2011 (Video)

    3:32 pm 12/23/2011

    While the world worries about the Euro, THR celebrates the continent's music, gathering 15 of the year's lesser-known smashes from across the Atlantic.Read more

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  10. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Makes Landmark Ruling In Copyright Case

    1:45 pm 12/20/2011

    In an important victory to website owners, appellate circuit affirms that UGC site is eligible for statutory safe harbor from copyright liability. Read more

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