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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Universal Music Submits EMI Deal Concessions to European Regulators

    7:39 am 7/27/2012

    "We believe the package fully addresses the European Commission’s concerns," the company says. Read more

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  5. Universal Music May Sell Coldplay Label Parlophone to Seal $1.9 Billion EMI Deal (Report)

    2:43 am 7/27/2012

    The music giant is ready to divest iconic British label Parlophone, but not music from such key acts as Queen and the Beatles, to win European approval.Read more

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  6. Lady Gaga, Universal Music Unit Are Targets of Lawsuit by Bratz Dolls Maker MGA

    1:21 am 7/25/2012

    The company has sued the music star and her music and management firms for delaying approval of a Lady Gaga doll line.Read more

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  7. Universal Looking to Sell EMI Labels to Indies, Not Majors (Report)

    9:45 am 7/23/2012

    European regulators have yet to approve Universal $1.9 billion takeover of the British music group.Read more

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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