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  1. Lady Gaga Releases 'Applause' One Week Early After Leaks, Anti-Piracy Campaign

    6:22 am 8/12/2013

    UPDATE: Despite a fan-led attempt to remove unauthorized versions of the track online, Gaga announced that the first single from her upcoming album and app ARTPOP would be released Monday.Read more

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  2. JoJo Sues to Break Free of Label; Claims 'Irreparable Damage'

    8:57 pm 7/31/2013

    Once a promising pop star with two radio hits under her belt, JoJo alleges that endless delays of her as-yet-to-be-released third album sabotaged her career.Read more

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  3. Russell Simmons, Steve Rifkind, Brian Robbins Launch All Def Music Label

    2:12 pm 7/23/2013

    The Universal label's sole focus is the promotion and development of artists via the medium of YouTube.Read more

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  4. Vivendi Rejected $8.5 Billion Offer for Universal Music Group (Report)

    9:24 pm 7/18/2013

    The French conglomerate declined Japanese phone carrier SoftBank's bid, which was $2 billion higher than some analysts value the music company.Read more

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  5. U.K.'s LoveLive Buys U.S. Music Media Banner Show Cobra

    7:33 am 6/25/2013

    The acquisition will give the British company a foothold in the world's biggest music market.Read more

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  6. Roc Nation Names Jason Iley Label President

    10:00 pm 6/12/2013

    The label's next big release is J. Cole's sophomore album "Born Sinner," which bows on June 18.Read more

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  7. Warner Music Group Signs On for Apple's 'iRadio'

    2:14 pm 6/2/2013

    WMG becomes the first major record company to sign both a publishing and a recorded music licensing deal with the upcoming internet radio service.Read more

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  8. 'American Idol' Finalist Angie Miller Lands Publishing Deal

    6:00 am 5/22/2013

    Universal Music Publishing Group signs the season 12 top-three finalist, who recently released her first single, "You Set Me Free" -- a song she wrote. Read more

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  9. Universal Music South East Asia Ups President Sandy Monteiro

    7:17 am 5/13/2013

    A long-standing music industry executive in Asia, Monteiro is appointed head of new business for Asia Pacific.Read more

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  10. Rod Stewart on Being a Born-Again Songwriter, Future Faces Reunion (Q&A)

    2:00 pm 5/9/2013

    "It's exciting and it's scary," says the 68-year-old singer of releasing new album "Time," his first for Capitol/Universal.Read more

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