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  1. Vivendi Considering Splitting Media and Telecom Companies

    September 11, 2013 12:28 PM EDT French conglomerate Vivendi, which owns Universal Music Group, today announced that its supervisory board has unanimously voted to launch a study to split into two separate companies – an international media group and the SFR telecom group.  V ...

  2. Universal Music Earnings Decline Due To EMI Acquisition Costs, But Sales Increase

    August 29, 2013 8:41 PM EDT The Universal Music Group suffered a decline in earnings in the first half of 2013 due to costs related to its acquisition of EMI Recorded Music and the subsequent restructuring to produce synergistic cost savings. But its topline enjoyed a nice ...

  3. From The Magazine: Did Len Blavatnik and Warner Music Overpay For Parlophone?

    February 15, 2013 12:50 PM EST GET THIS WEEK'S ISSUE OF BILLBOARD HERE WHAT: Warner Music Group’s pre-emptive bid by far beat the nearest competitor to win the auction for Parlophone, home to Coldplay and Pink Floyd. It has agreed to pay £487 million ($762 million) to Uni ...

  4. Universal Sells Sanctuary Label to BMG

    February 14, 2013 7:28 PM EST BMG Rights Management has won the auction to acquire Sanctuary, the rock label that was included in the assets that the Universal Music Group agreed to sell in order to win regulatory approval from the EU for its purchase of EMI Recorded Music. ...

  5. Deals to Watch in 2013: AEG, Live Nation, EMI Divestments, More

    December 14, 2012 7:00 AM EST As the year comes to a close, some big deals are still up in the air; and others appear to be waiting in the wings. • The auction for AEG, Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns more than 100 arenas including Los Angeles' Staples Center and ...

  6. It's Official: Universal Names Steve Barnett Chairman/CEO of Capitol Music Group

    November 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Universal Music Group this morning made official a move that's been common knowledge in the music business for many weeks: The company "has begun the revitalization of EMI Recorded Music" with the appointment of former Columbia Reco ...

  7. Universal Music Earnings Dip In First Nine Months

    November 13, 2012 4:22 PM EST Universal Music Group posted a 2.5% decline in earnings before interest taxes and amortization in the first nine months of 2012 compared with a year ago, according to results posted by its French conglomerate parent Vivendi on Tuesday. The world&# ...

  8. Layoffs at Universal, EMI Distribution and Nashville Offices

    October 26, 2012 6:52 PM EDT The Universal Music Group is consolidating its music distribution companies and its Nashville country music labels following its merger with EMI recorded music. According to sources, nearly 60 people were let go:nearly 50 from distribution and alm ...

  9. 'American Idol' Creator Simon Fuller to Bid on EMI Assets

    October 08, 2012 6:54 PM EDT Simon Fuller, the Spice Girls svengali and creator of the TV format behind American Idol, is looking to submit a bid for all the EMI businesses that Universal Music Group must sell. Vivendi-owned UMG recently won regulatory approval of its $1.9 bi ...

  10. Universal-EMI: Lucian Grainge, IMPALA, Martin Mills, Other Reactions to Deal's Approval

    September 21, 2012 3:14 PM EDT As expected, the approval by the European Union and the Federal Trade Commission has inspired a number of dramatically opposing comments and reactions from the parties affected by and involved in the deal. Here's a collection of several we� ...

  11. Universal Music-EMI Deal Approved by European Union

    September 21, 2012 6:19 AM EDT European Union regulators today formally approved Universal Music Group's $1.9 billion acquisition of the recorded music unit of EMI Music. As expected, the approval is contingent upon divestments to limit the combined companies' market ...

  12. EMI Reports Fiscal Year Loss Due to Writedown

    August 07, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Music company EMI recorded a pre-tax loss of £349 million ($546 million) for the fiscal year ending March 31, down from the year before due to a writedown, the Guardian reported , citing an internal company memo. The £372 million ($582 million) ch ...

  13. Universal Finally Submits Divestment Package for EMI Deal to European Commission

    July 27, 2012 10:59 AM EDT As predicted on Thursday, Universal Music Group on Friday submitted its long-delayed divestment package for its proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division to the European Commission, moving the process one big step closer to a conc ...

  14. Daryl Berg Named VP Music at Shine America

    July 20, 2012 6:00 PM EDT Daryl Berg has been named vp music at Shine America, where he will be responsible for the company's music strategy. In his new role, Berg will focus on expanding the company's music portfolio, helping to develop music-based productions a ...

  15. Updated: Layoffs at EMI Music Publishing

    July 10, 2012 1:10 PM EDT As expected, layoffs have begun at EMI Music Publishing, in the wake of the completion of the company's acquisition by a Sony Corp. of America-led consortium on June 29. Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing At that close of ...

  16. Syd Schwartz Guest Post: How Umphrey's McGee Uses Technology To Blow Their Fans' Minds

    May 09, 2011 2:00 PM EDT (Syd Schwartz is the former North America's SVP of digital strategy at EMI, founded Linchpin Digital in 2010 and proudly serves a variety of clients including Current TV, EMI Recorded Music, Red Light Management, The Orchard, Umphrey's M ...

  17. Music Attorney Jeff Liebenson Opens Practice

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music attorney Jeff Liebenson has launched his own law practice, Liebenson Law. Liebenson is president of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. He has previously worked at BMG International, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Herrick ...

  18. EMI Ups Roger Faxon To Group CEO

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Faxon , chairman and chief executive of EMI Music Publishing since 2007, has now been put in charge of the recorded music division, too. EMI announced the appointment today as part of an overhaul of the management structure "to enable t ...

  19. Guitar Hero Team Adds Partners For Rock Band

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The developers behind hit interactive game "Guitar Hero" are launching a new franchise called "Rock Band" that targets virtual singers, bass players and drummers, as well as axemen. The game was created by Harmonix, a unit of V ...

  20. EMI's Levy, Munns Split Confirmed

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's top executives Alain Levy and David Munns are out. Chairman and CEO Levy and vice chairman Munns have left the company with immediate effect, parent company EMI Group confirmed in a statement issued today (Jan. 12). As part of the ...

  21. Coldplay, Gorillaz Delays Dull EMI Results

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Revenue, profits down but digital sales triple. Rapid growth in digital music sales and multi-million shifting album releases from Robbie Williams, Joss Stone and Norah Jones failed to arrest the expected drop in full-year EMI Group profits and re ...

  22. Coldplay, Gorillaz Delays Dull EMI Results

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapid growth in digital music sales and multi-million shifting album releases from Robbie Williams, Joss Stone and Norah Jones failed to arrest the expected drop in full-year EMI Group profits and rev Rapid growth in digital music sales and multi- ...

  23. Perry Appointed To Musicrypt Board

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British music industry veteran Rupert Perry has joined the advisory board of Canadian media distributor Musicrypt. During a distinguished career with EMI which spanned three decades, Perry held the po British music industry veteran Rupert Perry ha ...

  24. Perry Appointed To Musicrypt Board

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British music industry veteran Rupert Perry has joined the advisory board of Canadian media distributor Musicrypt. During a distinguished career with EMI which spanned three decades, Perry held the po British music industry veteran Rupert Perry ha ...

  25. Ames Joins EMI As Consultant

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Warner chief becomes EMI senior advisor. EMI Group has confirmed that Roger Ames will join the major in a consultancy role. The former Warner Music Group chairman/CEO has been appointed as a senior advisor, reporting to EMI Recorded Music c ...

  26. EMI Veteran Shelagh Macleod Dies

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former EMI senior VP Shelagh Macleod died in London Jan. 21, aged 53, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Former EMI senior VP Shelagh Macleod died in London Jan. 21, aged 53, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Macleod retired early 2002 due to h ...

  27. EMI Veteran Shelagh Macleod Dies

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former EMI senior VP Shelagh Macleod died in London today (Jan. 21) aged 53 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Former EMI senior VP Shelagh Macleod died in London today (Jan. 21) aged 53 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Macleod retired early 2 ...

  28. NMPA President/CEO Edward Murphy Leaves His Post

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Edward P. Murphy is leaving his post as president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn. - NEW YORK -- A strong advocate for songwriters' and music publishers' rights is retiring from the National Music Publishers' Assn. ( ...

  29. Biz Leaders Seek Digital Harmony

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RealNetworks has its eye on bridging the compatibility gap between competing digital-music standards. At the UJA Federation's Music Visionary of the Year luncheon today (July 14) in New York, Real cha RealNetworks has its eye on bridging the ...

  30. EMI Confident On 2nd-Half Release Slate

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli today (July 13) told investors that a tantalizing second-half release schedule will help the company meet its full-year financial targets, and stated that the major is n EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli today (July 13) ...

  31. EMI Confident On 2nd-Half Release Slate

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli today (July 13) told investors that a tantalizing second-half release schedule will help the company meet its full-year financial targets, and stated that the major is n EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli today (July 13) ...

  32. T-Mobile Offering Downloads For Phones

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International cell-phone operator T-Mobile today (June 28) launched digital music service Ear Phones. The service will initially offer T-Mobile's Mobile Jukebox, which allows users to browse, download International cell-phone operator T-Mobil ...

  33. T-Mobile Offering Downloads For Phones

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International cell-phone operator T-Mobile today (June 28) launched digital music service Ear Phones. The service will initially offer T-Mobile's Mobile Jukebox, which allows users to browse, download International cell-phone operator T-Mobil ...

  34. IFPI's Board To Discuss Piracy issues

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fight against piracy will be one of the key issues on the agenda when the IFPI hold its bi-annual board meeting in London on May 18-20. Billboard.biz has also learned that board members will raise The fight against piracy will be one of the ke ...

  35. Kingstreet Fund Ready For Launch

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Three veteran U.K. music and advertising industry execs have teamed to launch the Kingstreet Media Group, a $220 million music, film and media-related rights fund. Three veteran U.K. music and advertising industry execs have teamed to launch the K ...

  36. Former EMI Exec Bates Rises At U.K.'s Colt

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former EMI Group finance director Tony Bates has been promoted at Colt Telecom Group plc to the new role as chief administrative officer, with effect from May 1. Former EMI Group finance director Tony Bates has been promoted at Colt Telecom Group ...

  37. Former EMI Exec Bates Rises At U.K.'s Colt

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former EMI Group finance director Tony Bates has been promoted at Colt Telecom Group plc to the new role as chief administrative officer, with effect from May 1. Former EMI Group finance director Tony Bates has been promoted at Colt Telecom Group ...

  38. U.K.'s Wippit Signs Up BMG

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wippit, the London-based digital-music service, has inked a content deal with BMG U.K. and Ireland. The deal makes BMG, which is supplying about 10,000 licensed tracks, the second major label to work Wippit, the London-based digital-music service, ...

  39. Uni 8th Best U.K. Company To Work For: Poll

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according to a new poll on the country's leading firms. Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according ...

  40. EMI Signs Up To U.K.'s Wippit Download Service

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal to license repertoire to U.K.-based digital-music service Wippit, becoming the first major record company to do so. EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal ...

  41. EMI Signs Up To U.K.'s Wippit Download Service

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal to license repertoire to U.K.-based digital-music service Wippit, becoming the first major record company to do so. EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal ...

  42. EMI Signs Up To U.K.'s Wippit Download Service

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck an agreement to license repertoire to U.K.-based digital service Wippit, becoming the first major record company to do so. EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck an agr ...

  43. Koch Entertainment, Master P Strike Deal

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment has finalized a label-services deal with Master P's New No Limit Records label. Koch Entertainment has finalized a label-services deal with Master P's New No Limit Records label, with the first record under the deal co ...