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  1. Universal, X5 Create Digital Compilation Business

    April 17, 2013 8:20 PM EDT Universal Music Group and the Stockholm-based digital music company X5 Music Group have launched a partnership to produce digital compilation albums from the catalogs of Universal’s Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Verve and Blue Note Records label ...

  2. Universal Completes $1.9 Billion EMI Recorded Music Acquisition

    September 28, 2012 8:47 AM EDT LONDON - Vivendi's Universal Music Group said Friday that it has completed the $1.9 billion acquisition of EMI's recorded music arm. "This is a next step towards ensuring the health of our industry," said UMG chairman and CEO L ...

  3. Universal Music Group Launches Mercury Classics Label

    April 05, 2012 8:31 AM EDT Dr. Alexander Burh will helm Universal Music's new Mercury Classics label. Mercury is rising. Universal Music Group announced yesterday it is launching Mercury Classics, a new classical music label. The new venture aims to be an "artist ...

  4. The Rise Of Classical Indie Labels

    December 21, 2011 12:30 PM EST With EMI in meltdown and money hardly pouring forth from the major labels into niche classical projects, it's no surprise that the U.K. classical world is taking matters into its own hands. The 2011 BPI figures show that existing classical in ...

  5. Tori Amos Takes A Chance With Her Classical Album Debut 'Night Of Hunters'

    October 06, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Crossing Over: Tori Amos's new classical album "Night of the Hunters" debuted atop Billboard's Classical Crossover chart and had top ten debuts on both the Alternative and Rock Albums surveys. (Photo: Victor de Mello) Eccentric ...

  6. Zubin Metha Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at Germany's 2011 ECHO Klassik Awards

    October 05, 2011 7:35 AM EDT In a unique moment last Sunday night (Oct 2), conductors Zubin Metha and Daniel Barenboim performed segments of one of Tschaikowsky's polonaises together on stage during the 18th-annual German Classical ECHO awards. 75-year-old Mehta, who was ...

  7. Barenboim Seeks Classical Music Revival

    November 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Israeli pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim, who signed a new recording deal with classical labels Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Classics this week, said he had found partners who shared his musical vision. Barenboim said he was pleased the two ...

  8. Daniel Barenboim Signs With Universal Labels

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Conductor and pianist Daniel Barenboim agreed a wide-ranging recording agreement with Deutsche Grammophon and Decca Classics . Barenboim is music director of Berlin's Staatsoper and Staatskapelle and maestro scaligero at Milan's Teatro a ...

  9. Deutsche Grammophon Moving To Berlin

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal's classical label Deutsche Grammophon will move its headquarters from Hamburg to Berlin in summer 2011. The relocation to Berlin - the home of the parent company since 2002 - was announced today (Oct. 14) by Frank Briegmann, preside ...

  10. BACKBEAT: Universal Music Germany Reception @ Popkomm, Copyright Discussion On The Menu

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Popkomm, the international music industry conference and trade show which took a year off in 2009, resumed this year on September 8-10 and hosted visitors from over 55 countries who flooded Berlin to discuss the most important issues facing the mu ...

  11. ECHO Klassik Winners Unveiled

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The soprano Joyce DiDonato (Virgin Classics/EMI Music) and the tenor Jonas Kaufmann (Decca/Universal Music) will receive the ECHO Klassik Award 2010 of the German Phono Academy as singer of the year in their respective categories. Pianist Lang Lan ...

  12. UMCMP Inks Deal With First Classics

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Classical Management and Productions (UMCMP), a company of Universal Music Group (UMG), has signed a long-term agreement with First Classics GmbH, a leading network of German classical music concert promoters. The partnership will ...

  13. Echo Klassik Awards Honors Placido Domingo

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tenor Placido Domingo is to receive the lifetime achievement award at the German Echo Klassik Awards 2009. The awards show is presented by the Deutsche Phono Akademie, the cultural institute of the German Music Industry Association (BVMI), on Oct. ...

  14. Business Briefs: Nokia, Decca, Imeem, NAB

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Nokia's Comes With Music is estimated to have 23,000 subscribers in the UK (population 61 million). ( Music Ally ) - Decca Records is merging back-office, marketing and promotion with Deutsche Grammophon, also part of Universal Music Classi ...

  15. Roscic Heads Up Sony Classical

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bogdan Roscic has been appointed president, Sony Music Classical by Sony CEO Rolf Scmidt-Holtz. Effective April 6, the newly created role gives Roscic responsibility for all of Sony's Classical operations. He will report directly to Schmidt-H ...

  16. Ende Of An Era At EMI Publishing

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Ende, president and CEO of EMI Music Publishing Continental Europe, has stepped down after 28 years with the company. He will remain in his post until the end of November and will then have a consultancy role. European execs at EMI Music Pub ...

  17. Unreleased Classical Catalogs To Get U.S. Push

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alliance Import Services, a division of Alliance Entertainment LLC will serve as exclusive U.S. Distributor for about 1,500 titles from the classical music catalogs of Deutsche Grammophon, Phillips and Decca, all part of the Decca Label Group. The ...

  18. Universal Australia Scores Classical Chart Record

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Australia has set a chart record on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Classical album listing by taking every place in the Top 20 with its own labels or distributed product. Dutch violin player Andre Rieu occupie ...

  19. DG Download Store Impresses In First Week

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group's classical label Deutsche Grammophon has revealed what it declares "impressive" download figures for the week following the Nov. 28 re-launch of its Web site. The revamped DG site generated more than 50,000 mu ...

  20. Deutsche Grammophon Launches Classical Download Site

    November 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Classical music giant Deutsche Grammophon will make the bulk of its catalog available online from tomorrow when it relaunches its Web site and presses the button on a new digital download store. At launch, the new DG Web Shop will offer nearly 2,5 ...

  21. South Korea's Sumi Jo Signs With UMG

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT South Korean coloratura soprano Sumi Jo has signed an exclusive recording contract with Universal Music Group. The deal is for five new albums, with the first scheduled for release in mid-2008 on Deutsche Grammophon. Originally signed to Universal ...

  22. Teenager Benedetti Is Classical BRITs' Triple Nominee

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Teenage Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti topped the nominations for this year's Classical BRIT Awards, which take place at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 3. Benedetti, 19 years old and signed to Universal Music Group's Deutsch ...

  23. Deutsche Grammophon Expands Classical Biz

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lang upped, Cosgrove joins from Warner Classics. Deutsche Grammophon, the classical-music label belonging to Universal Music Group International, has promoted Michael Lang to the position of president after five years as GM. His promotion comes at ...

  24. Deutsche Grammophon Expands Classical Biz

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Grammophon, the classical-music label belonging to Universal Music Group International, has promoted Michael Lang to the position of president after five years as GM. Deutsche Grammophon, the classical-music label belonging to Universal M ...

  25. Classical Brit Noms For Jenkins, Benedetti, Terfel

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala to be held May 4 in London. With two nominations each, Welsh composer Karl Jenkins, his compatriot baritone Bryn Terfel and teenage Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti are the frontrunners heading into the seventh annual Classical Brit Awards ...

  26. Decca Pres Pilavachi Steps Aside

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Costa Pilavachi, the long-serving president of Decca Music Group, has left the role with immediate effect. Deutsche Grammophon executive Bogdan Roscic has been promoted to succeed Pilavachi as managin Costa Pilavachi, the long-serving president of ...

  27. Classical Score

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Grammophon is making an increasingly rare commitment to a contemporary composer by signing Osvaldo Golijov. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Deutsche Grammophon is making an increasingly rare commitment to a contemporary composer by ...