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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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