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Universal Music Completes $1.9 Billion EMI Recorded Music Acquisition

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

Universal Music Gets U.S. Approval for EMI Acquisition

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.

European Union Approves Universal Music’s EMI Deal With Asset Sales Requirement

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.

EU to Formally Approve Universal Music-EMI Deal Friday

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.

Universal Music Gets Regulatory Clearance for EMI Deal in Australia

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

Universal Music Group-EMI Deal Enters Home Stretch

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.

‘Big’ Jon Platt Platt Set to Join Warner/Chappell

There's no official word on new title for the veteran exec, who left EMI Music Publishing in June after 17 years.

European Regulators Near Universal Music Group-EMI Deal Vote

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

Vevo Launches in Brazil

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

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

"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.

EMI Reports Fiscal Year Loss Due to Writedown

Revenue for the company, whose sale of its recorded music unit that includes stars like Katy Perry is pending, rose slightly for the year ended March 31.

Senators’ Letter on Universal-EMI Deal Warns of ‘Significant Competition Issues’

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.