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  1. Universal Music Gets Regulatory Clearance for EMI Deal in Australia

    2:35 am 9/19/2012

    European and U.S. regulators are expected to announce their decisions on the Vivendi-owned music giant's proposed acquisition soon.Read more

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  2. Universal Music Group-EMI Deal Enters Home Stretch

    4:59 am 9/10/2012

    UPDATED: It remained unclear Monday if European regulators would, as expected by analysts, approve the acquisition as UMG parent Vivendi confirmed it made a first payment.Read more

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  3. European Regulators Near Universal Music Group-EMI Deal Vote

    2:10 am 8/31/2012

    BMG Rights Management, meanwhile, confirms interest in some of the EMI assets.Read more

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  4. Vivendi Not Planning 'Straight Break-Up' of Media, Telecom Businesses

    1:16 am 8/30/2012

    The entertainment and telecom company is keeping all other options open as it evaluates possible divestitures.Read more

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  5. Vevo Launches in Brazil

    3:27 am 8/15/2012

    The online music video joint venture is offering 50,000 music videos from international and local stars.Read more

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  6. Universal Music Group Faces Calls for More Asset Sales to Seal EMI Deal

    3:41 am 8/10/2012

    "Significant asset sales would reduce synergies," says one analyst amid a report that UMG may be asked to divest additional EMI businesses worth $370 million.Read more

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  7. Senators' Letter on Universal-EMI Deal Warns of 'Significant Competition Issues'

    7:00 am 8/5/2012

    Democratic congressman Herb Kohl had previously brought up similar concerns to the Department of Justice in 2009 when it was reviewing the Ticketmaster and Live Nation merger.Read more

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  8. Def Leppard's Joe Elliott on Battle With Label: 'We Don't Want to Work for the Man, We Want to Be the Man' (Q&A)

    3:31 pm 8/1/2012

    As the '80s megaband fights for a bigger share of digital royalties, its singer breaks down the issues at hand, how acts like My Chemical Romance could suffer in the future and the state of today's music: "It's blasé." Read more

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  9. Pour Some Sugar Again: Why Def Leppard is Rerecording Hits

    3:00 pm 8/1/2012

    The '80s rockers claim Universal Music is short-changing them on royalties, so they've reworked "identical" versions of their classics that they can license and sell online.Read more

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  10. Steve Rifkind, Loud Music and SRC Records Founder, Leaves Universal

    11:21 am 7/31/2012

    The music industry veteran, whose label is home to Melanie Fiona, Ray J, Akon and Asher Roth, exits with more than a year left on his contract. Will his roster follow?Read more

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