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  1. UMG Reaches Settlement in Trendsetting Suit Over Digital Revenue from Eminem Songs

    12:15 pm 10/30/2012

    A 2010 ruling in this case led dozens of big-name musicians to sue such corporations as Universal Music Group to collect more money from iTunes sales, ringtones and the like.Read more

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  2. Universal Music Announces New Structure, Appointments for Nashville Label Group

    7:30 am 10/30/2012

    As part of the integration of EMI and Capitol Nashville into Universal Music Group Nashville about 15 staffers were let go, sources say.Read more

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  3. In Wake of Universal-EMI Merger, Layoffs Begin

    8:00 am 10/27/2012

    Universal Music Group is consolidating its music distribution companies and Nashville-based country music labels letting go of some 60 staffers.Read more

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  4. 'Idol' Creator Simon Fuller to Bid on EMI Assets

    1:48 pm 10/8/2012

    The Spice Girls svengali is lining up a bid in partnership with Island Records founder Chris Blackwell, and it looks like they'll have plenty of competition. Read more

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  5. Universal Music Chairman Lucian Grainge on EMI Merger: Plan is to 'Invest' and 'Reinvigorate'

    2:59 pm 10/1/2012

    Read the executive's memo to staff in its entirety. Read more

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  6. Universal Music Completes $1.9 Billion EMI Recorded Music Acquisition

    4:46 am 9/28/2012

    "This is a next step towards ensuring the health of our industry,” says UMG chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge.Read more

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  7. Ryan Bingham: After His 'Crazy' Oscar Win, the Singer-Songwriter Finds New Ground

    6:00 pm 9/25/2012

    Co-writing "The Weary Kind" from the 2009 movie "Crazy Heart" opened doors, but three years later, the L.A.-based musician wants to build his own. Step one: the independently released album "Tomorrowland." Read more

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  8. Universal Music Gets U.S. Approval for EMI Acquisition

    8:43 am 9/21/2012

    UPDATED: The clearance from the Federal Trade Commission comes after the green light from the European Union, which requires asset sales, earlier in the day.Read more

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  9. European Union Approves Universal Music's EMI Deal With Asset Sales Requirement

    1:33 am 9/21/2012

    UPDATED: The Vivendi-owned music major, still waiting for U.S. clearance, must sell various labels with such acts as Coldplay and David Bowie, but adds the likes of the Beatles, Spice Girls and Katy Perry.Read more

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  10. EU to Formally Approve Universal Music-EMI Deal Friday

    3:06 am 9/20/2012

    The Vivendi-owned music giant can go ahead with its $1.9 billion acquisition, but must sell various businesses, including Coldplay and Queen label Parlophone.Read more

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