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  1. Richard Branson Expresses Interest in Buying Back Virgin Records

    1:36 am 7/17/2012

    UPDATED: Universal Music's potential sale to win approval for its proposed EMI acquisition offers "a wonderful opportunity to recreate a dynamic independent label," a Branson spokesman says.Read more

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  2. Universal Music Gets Japan's Approval for EMI Deal

    3:39 am 7/12/2012

    After the green light in the world's second-largest music market, the company is now focusing on getting regulatory clearance in Europe and the U.S.Read more

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  3. Judge Gives Green Light to Grooveshark's Countersuit Against Universal Music

    7:53 am 7/11/2012

    Grooveshark, the popular music streaming service that is facing claims that it has infringed hundreds of thousands of songs, is battling back by saying UMG has illegally interfered with its business.Read more

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  4. Prince Parts Ways With Universal Music Publishing

    4:18 pm 7/9/2012

    Pop icon terminates longstanding contract with publisher UMPG.Read more

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  5. Universal Music to Defend $1.9 Billion EMI Deal in EU Filing

    1:23 am 7/5/2012

    The Vivendi-owned music firm, whose artists include Lady Gaga, got an extension to respond to concerns raised by European regulators about the combined company's market share.Read more

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  6. Joseph Schmidt Named CFO of Universal Music Group's East Coast Labels

    1:02 pm 7/3/2012

    The former vp of finance for RCA Records will oversee planning, forecasting, reporting, deal analysis, and marketing administration for Island Def Jam Music Group and Universal Republic.Read more

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  7. Vivendi Looking to Sell 61 Percent Stake in Activision (Report)

    2:11 am 7/2/2012

    After the ouster of the conglomerate's CEO, its chairman has expressed support for the strategy of its Universal Music arm though. Read more

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  8. Analysts Cheer Vivendi CEO's Departure Amid Restructuring Hopes

    1:38 am 6/29/2012

    Many have been hoping for a sale or spin-off of some of the media and telecom conglomerate's assets.Read more

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  9. Judge Blasts Universal in Key Eminem Royalties Case Ruling (Exclusive)

    7:54 pm 6/27/2012

    A judge is allowing FBT to go forward with new allegations that Universal is shielding revenues overseas in a decision that slaps the music giant hard for "an attempt to dupe the Court."Read more

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  10. Martin Kierszenbaum and Cherrytree Records, Home to LMFAO and Feist, Part Ways With Interscope

    6:52 pm 6/22/2012

    With his deal expiring on June 30, the beloved A&R veteran, who had a hand in bringing Lady Gaga to the masses, could not come to terms with the Universal-owned label.Read more

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