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  1. FAQ on Approval of Universal Music - EMI Deal

    September 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT As Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division today received approval from both European and U.S. regulators , details have emerged about the exact steps Universal must take to win European Commission supp ...

  2. Universal-EMI Merger Approved By Canadian Regulators

    August 20, 2012 3:33 PM EDT Universal Music Group's proposed acquisition of EMI's recorded music division has passed another hurdle, albeit not the European Commission or FTC approval that the companies are so actively seeking. Today, the Canadian Competition Burea ...

  3. Highlights From Azoff, Grainge, Bronfman Testimony in Today's Universal-EMI Senate Hearing

    June 21, 2012 8:01 AM EDT At 1:30 p.m. today, the head of Universal Music Group and EMI will appear before a Congressional hearing to argue for the proposed sale of EMI's music catalog to Universal. Both Lucian Grainge and Roger Faxon will act as witnesses in support ...

  4. Queen Manager Jim Beach on EMI-Universal Deal: EMI Shouldn't Be Owned by a Private Equity Firm

    May 08, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Jim Beach, manager of U.K. rock band Queen, has spoken out in support of the proposed Universal-EMI merger. In a letter published in the British newspaper The Times on May 5, Beach said that: "Today's music business is very different to ...

  5. EMI Launches Global Dance Network Headed By Bart Cools

    March 27, 2012 8:31 AM EDT EMI Music is looking to capitalize on the electronic dance music explosion by launching its own international A&R and marketing network solely dedicated to dance artists and records. Launching today (March 27), the EMI Dance Network brings tog ...

  6. EMI Partners With Dailymotion

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST EMI has reached an agreement with Dailymotion to deliver the major's premium music videos to the video-sharing service's Web site, mobile site, iPhone app and the Dailymotion channel on Internet-connected TVs. From April 2010, Dailymotio ...

  7. EMI Signs Distribution Deal With Secret City

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Canada has inked a distribution deal with indie label Secret City Records, home to acts such as Patrick Watson and Miracle Fortress, the label announced today. Secret City was founded in 2006 by Justin West and Andrew Rose, but ran into ...

  8. Bankruptcy Protection For Canada’s Fusion III

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Montreal-based Fusion Distribution III has been placed into bankruptcy protection and slashed its staffing levels as the company, which distributes several hundred labels, fights to survive. Founded almost three decades ago by Jim West, Fusion dis ...

  9. Labels Look To Bundle Artists On iPhone Game

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is the first major label to line up multiple artists for the popular game Tap Tap on the iPhone. It's a move likely to be followed by the other three majors. On Thursday, EMI Music announced a new version of the series of music rhyt ...

  10. EMI Sells To Typhoon In China And Taiwan

    August 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hong Kong-based Typhoon has bought out EMI Music's stakes in two Hong Kong-based joint ventures and has bought EMI Music Taiwan, dramatically downsizing EMI’s physical Chinese presence. EMI has agreed to sell its stakes in joint venture compa ...

  11. Cecillon Exits EMI Again

    July 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The latest restructuring move at EMI sees prominent London-based exec Jean-Francois Cecillon stepping down as EMI Music's president of A&R labels, international, and president Europe, Middle East and Africa. Cecillon's departure, whi ...

  12. Allen Splits With EMI

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mike Allen is the latest high-ranking executive to exit EMI. The London-based senior VP of international marketing is understood to have left the company late last week. He joins an exodus of execs from the music major, which continues to undergo ...

  13. Changes Coming For EMI South East Asia

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The axe is hovering over some of EMI's Asian operations. Well-placed sources at the music major say staff in south east Asia will be notified tomorrow morning (March 26) of proposed structural changes, which are to be ushered in as part of a ...

  14. EMI Pacts With Vertical Shift Records

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI CMG Distribution has entered into a long-term, worldwide distribution agreement with newly-formed independent label Vertical Shift Records. The new partnership launches with the release of new projects from indie bands Re:zound and Ever Stays ...

  15. Robinson, Ebert To Split EMI South East Asia

    July 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music South East Asia is waving goodbye to two of its key executives. The company's president/COO Paul Robinson will exit at the end of July to "pursue other ventures," the music major said today. In addition, Hans Ebert, execut ...

  16. Distribution Fusion III To Oversee EMI French Catalog

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Montreal-based Distribution Fusion III will begin handling the promotion, marketing and distribution of EMI Music France's French-language repertoire in Canada, effective May 28th. The catalog had been distributed in Canada by EMI Music Canad ...

  17. EMI Group Talks Joint Venture With Bandier

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Equity stake in new venture among exec's options. EMI Group is offering a joint venture opportunity to EMI Music Publishing chairman Marty Bandier, who officially tendered his resignation this morning (Oct. 30), Billboard.biz has learned. Dur ...

  18. EMI Group Talks Joint Venture With Bandier

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Group is offering a joint venture opportunity to EMI Music Publishing chairman Marty Bandier, who officially tendered his resignation this morning (Oct. 30), Billboard.biz has learned. EMI Group is offering a joint venture opportunity to EMI M ...

  19. The Firm Launches Record Label

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based management company The Firm is launching a new record label to be distributed by EMI in the United States. EMI has made an investment in the label, in return for the U.S. physical an Los Angeles-based management company The Firm ...

  20. MCA Philippines Appoints MD Ilacad

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Ilacad has been named managing director of Universal Music Group affiliate MCA Music Inc. Philippines, effective May 2. He was previously MD of Warner Music Philippines and has also held positio Ricky Ilacad has been named managing director ...

  21. Co-Operative Indie Network Rolls Out In Europe

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's V2 Music is launching an initiative which endeavors to give pan-European marketing and distribution muscle to a string of independent labels. Richard Branson's V2 Music is launching an initiative which endeavors to give ...

  22. France-bound Ascoli To Launch New Label

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exec to helm joint-venture imprint with EMI France. Exec to helm joint-venture imprint with EMI France. News ...

  23. French Music Biz Protest Job Cuts

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paris yesterday staged an unprecedented collective protest against industry-wide restructuring. An estimated 400 staff from all five major labels in France gathered at Paris' Palais Royal, home to the Paris yesterday staged an unprecedented c ...

  24. Wall Of Sound Splits With EMI's Labels

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six-year multi-regional licensing agreement with EMI's Labels division after six years. British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six- ...

  25. Wall Of Sound Splits With EMI's Labels

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six-year multi-regional licensing agreement with EMI's Labels division after six years. British dance label Wall of Sound (WoS) has "amicably" ended its six- ...

  26. EMI Pub Exec Forms Label With Atlantic

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Evan Lamberg, EMI Music Publishing's executive VP of creative for North America, is starting a joint-venture label with Atlantic Records, E.V.L.A. Records Entertainment. Evan Lamberg, EMI Music Publishing's executive VP of creative for N ...