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Universal Music Group, Lego Strike Partnership Around Upcoming Toy Line

Universal Music Group and the Lego Group have signed an exclusive global partnership, the companies said Sunday.

Vivendi Closes $3.3 Billion Sale of 10 Percent Universal Music Stake to Tencent-Led Consortium

French entertainment and telecom conglomerate Vivendi has closed its $3.3 billion sale of a 10 percent stake in Universal Music Group to a consortium led by Chinese online giant Tencent.

Tencent Agrees to Buy 10 Percent of Universal Music Group

French media conglomerate Vivendi announced Tuesday that it signed an agreement to sell a stake of its wholly owned Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, to a consortium led by…

Universal Music Group Can’t Pause Discovery in Backlot Fire Lawsuit

Universal Music Group's evidence that the masters of a group of artists and heirs suing over the 2008 backlot fire have not been lost isn't enough to convince a California federal judge that…

Vivendi Revenues up on Strength of Universal Music Group

Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish helped boost the bottom line for France's Vivendi, with the entertainment conglomerate's revenues up nearly 14 percent to $8.1 billion on the strength of its music…

Universal Music Group Asks Court to Extinguish Backlot Fire Class Action

Universal Music Group says the 2008 backlot fire that destroyed a vault containing master recordings resulted in "heartbreaking loss," but it's under no obligation to share with artists the…

Universal Music Group Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit by Tupac Estate, Soundgarden Over 2008 Vault Fire

A group of artists, their heirs and representatives of their estates on on Friday filed a putative class action lawsuit against Universal Music Group over a 2008 fire that destroyed up to 500,000…

Taylor Swift Leaves Big Machine, Signs New Deal With Universal Music Group

Less than one month after becoming a free agent, Taylor Swift announced Monday that she's signed a new worldwide record deal with Universal Music Group, with UMG's Republic as her U.S. partner.

Elton John and Universal Music Sign Multi-Faceted Partnership

Elton John has inked a deal that will keep the legend with Universal Music Group for the rest of his career. Through his company, Rocket Entertainment, the 71-year old icon has struck a long-term…

Lionsgate Sets First-Look TV Deal With Universal Music Group

Lionsgate on Monday unveiled a first-look deal with Universal Music Group to co-produce music-driven scripted and unscripted projects for the Lionsgate Television Group drawn from the group's stable…

Rolling Stones Expand Partnership With Universal Music Group

The Rolling Stones and Universal Music Group on Sunday announced a worldwide deal that covers the band's recorded music and audio-visual catalogs, archival support, global merchandising and brand…

Judge Trims “Baby Come Back” Royalties Lawsuit Against Vivendi

The current rights owner claims it is being underpaid royalties for the '70s hit.