Lucian Grainge evens the playing field for three ambitious lieutenants as Barry Weiss moves aside

Unbundling is the word buzzing  around the hallways of Universal Music Group these days following the April 1 announcement by chairman/CEO  Lucian Grainge that the company was splitting Island, Def Jam and Motown into three stand-alone labels. But behind the decision was a  dash to the top by a trio of UMG veterans.

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