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  1. Universal Music Publishing, Fullscreen Ink YouTube Licensing Deal

    7:15 pm 2/14/2013

    The deal will allow video creators working with Maker or Fullscreen to use songs from the Universal catalog. Read more

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  2. Grammys 2013: Music Execs Turn Out En Masse for Power 100 Reveal, Friends 'N' Family

    6:28 pm 2/8/2013

    "There are many more opportunities in the future than threats we've had to endure in the past," said Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge, who tops Billboard's list. Read more

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  3. Warner Music Group Acquires Parlophone Label Group

    10:48 am 2/7/2013

    Warner Music Group signed a deal Thursday morning to acquire Parlophone from Universal Music Group for around $765 million.Read more

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  4. Universal Signs New Agreement With Republic's Monte and Avery Lipman

    3:45 pm 2/5/2013

    In recent months, the label has scored hits by Gotye, PSY (via Schoolboy Records), Of Monsters and Men, The Weeknd and Florence and the Machine. Read more

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  5. Restructuring Firm Takes Effective Control of U.K. Entertainment Retailer HMV

    3:03 am 1/23/2013

    Hilco a couple of years ago also acquired HMV Canada and has cut down its locations and reshaped its store offerings.Read more

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  6. YouTube to Acquire 10 Percent Stake in Vevo (Report)

    5:40 am 1/17/2013

    The Google online video site is expected to invest about $50 million and renew a distribution agreement with the Internet music venture of Universal Music and Sony.Read more

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  7. U.K. Music Retailer HMV Seeks Insolvency Protection, Sale

    12:15 am 1/15/2013

    UPDATED: Administrators will help the seller of CDs, DVDs and video games, which has seen weak sales trends, look for a buyer.Read more

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  8. Independent Music Companies Cry Foul Amid Planned Sony-BMG Bid for Parlophone Label

    4:03 am 1/11/2013

    They argue the industry giants shouldn't be allowed to acquire the former EMI label that releases music from the likes of Coldplay.Read more

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  9. Universal Music Promotes Max Hole to Chairman, CEO of UMG International

    2:22 am 1/7/2013

    The music major says it wants to strengthen its global management team after the acquisition of the EMI recorded music business.Read more

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  10. Sony, BMG Reteam for Parlophone Label Bid (Report)

    1:46 am 1/7/2013

    Four years after disbanding their music joint venture, the two media giants are eyeing EMI assets, including the Coldplay label.Read more

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