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  1. Essential's Mike Chadwick Clarifies His Position on Universal-EMI Merger With Senate

    June 28, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Mike Chadwick managing director of UK-based Essential Music & Marketing has contacted the US Senate antitrust subcommittee to clarify his stance on the proposed merging of Universal Music Group and EMI, according to Music Week . During last we ...

  2. Universal to Sell Music-Publishing Catalogs Worth $200 Million as Part of EMI Purchase

    March 26, 2012 10:43 PM EDT Universal Music Group is planning to sell three of its music-publishing catalogs to help finance its acquisition of EMI's recorded-music division, a source told Billboard.biz. The news was first reported the Financial Times . Universal has br ...

  3. Grooveshark Responds to Universal Music Lawsuit

    November 22, 2011 6:34 PM EST Grooveshark has responded to the lawsuit Universal Music Group filed against the music service on Friday over alleged copyright violations. Internal Emails in Grooveshark/Universal Case Show Grooveshark Opted to Post First, Ask for Permission Late ...

  4. Alice Cooper Teams Up With Universal Studios for Halloween

    August 02, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Rock icon Alice Cooper is ready to make this Halloween at Universal Studios even scarier. "Alice Cooper: Welcome To My Nightmare" is a new "Halloween Horror Nights" maze at Universal Studios Hollywood. The event will start on S ...

  5. Cee Lo Green To Christen L.A.'s Universal CityWalk 5 Towers Venue

    June 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Having wrapped the first season of NBC's "The Voice" last evening, Cee Lo Green is set to celebrate the opening of Universal CityWalk's 5 Towers outdoor concert arena. He will take the stage at the high-tech venue on Thursday, ...

  6. Universal Music Partners With BBC On Kids' TV Show

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is targeting the pre-school audience in a bid to take a lucrative slice of the children's TV market and its accompanying merchandise opportunities. The music major's U.K. arm has signed a broadcast deal with CBeebies ...

  7. Universal, German Savings Banks Partner On Downloads

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has launched a partnership with the German Savings Bank Association (DSGV) on the Soundaccount credit card package. For an annual subscription of between €12 ($16) and €20 ($26.70) - different banks can decide on the amount they ch ...

  8. Business Briefs: Live Nation, AEG Live, Twitter, Brite Revolution

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Brite Revolution was profiled by The Tennessean and is worth reading about. The Nashville-based startup, starting with funds in the mid-six figures, offers subscribers downloads, videos, interviews and performance news for $4.99 per month. The ...

  9. UMG Ups West To Senior VP

    October 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Paul West has been promoted to senior VP of studio and vault operations for Universal Music Logistics. He most recently served as VP of the division. Based in Hollywood, West will continue to oversee Universal Music Group's studio and vault i ...

  10. Crossingham Steps Up At Universal Ireland

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mark Crossingham has been appointed the new managing director of Universal Music Ireland effective Sept. 1. Crossingham, who will be reporting to Universal Music U.K. and Ireland's commercial director Brian Rose, brings to his new appointment ...

  11. Universal Ups Garfield, Appoints Polin To Senior Role

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Harry Garfield has been promoted to executive VP of music and Eric Polin has been named senior VP of music publishing for Universal Pictures. Garfield previously held the position of senior VP of music, a job he has held since 1994. He will contin ...

  12. Universal France Launches Blog For Web Entrepreneurs

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music France has launched a blog designed for Web entrepreneurs to submit new projects linking music with new technologies. Universal is reaching out to young entrepreneurs through the blog, which it promises will provide an efficient ro ...

  13. UMG Pacts With SendMe

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group is licensing its ringtones and other mobile content to mobile media firm SendMe. The service is membership-based, and accessible at sendmemobile.com . We're thrilled to be working with SendMe," stated Rio Caraeff, e ...

  14. mun2, Telemundo Launch Free Summer Concert Series

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a move that gives mun2 a higher profile in its new home market, the Latino youth entertainment channel is partnering with Los Angeles' flagship Telemundo affiliate for a summer concert series. The free concerts by emerging Latin artists, d ...

  15. Blue Man Group Enters Orlando

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Blue Man Group opens June 6 at Universal City Walk's Sharp AQUOS Theatre in Orlando, Fla. The 1,000-seat venue is accessible from Universal City Walk and Universal Studios theme park. The Blue Man Group's permanent stand at Universal Cit ...

  16. Universal, WPP Team To Link Bands, Brands

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music is teaming up with advertising conglomerate WPP Group to link bands and brands. The London-based venture called BrandAmp is a 50-50 partnership revealed by the two companies on Tuesday Universal Music is teaming up with advertising ...

  17. Universal U.K. Sets Sights On Globe

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV production. The music major said today (June 26) it has launched Globe Productions, a division focused on creating new television formats and innovative TV Universal Music U.K. has diversified into TV p ...

  18. Venevision, Universal Music Latino Team For JV

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST First release to be Andrea Bocelli’s 'Amor.' Venevision International and Universal Music Latino have partnered to create a new record label that will capitalize on Universal’s clout as a major music company and Venevision’s clout as an ...

  19. Grainge Elevates Universal U.K. MDs

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Island Universal divided under Gatfield. Island Universal divided under Gatfield. News ...

  20. Universal Kicks Off DVD Arm With 'Land'

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first major project for Universal's recently-formed family entertainment arm, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions, will be a new animated TV show of "The Land Before Time." The first major project for Univers ...

  21. Meyer Signs On To Stay Atop Universal Studios

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Studios president/COO Ron Meyer has signed a new five-year contract and will continue to supervise the studio's motion picture, parks and resorts and studio operations. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Universal Studios president/COO Ron ...

  22. Radio Promoters Accuse Universal Of Racketeering

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two independent music promoters have sued Universal Music Group for $100 million, claiming the record company forced them to submit false invoices so Universal could recoup promotional costs from arti Two independent music promoters have sued Univ ...

  23. Universal, Shanda Link For Chinese Online Biz

    April 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In its first foray into mainland China's online music market, Universal Music South East Asia has teamed up with Shanghai-based Shanda Interactive Entertainment, one of the country's biggest online ga In its first foray into mainland Chi ...

  24. Gibson Nabs Universal Amphitheatre Naming Rights

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp. has locked up a 10-year naming-rights deal for Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. The venue will now be known as the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal NASHVILLE -- Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp ...

  25. Gibson Nabs Universal Amphitheatre Naming Rights

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Guitar-maker scores 10-year deal for L.A. venue. Nashville-based Gibson Guitar Corp. has locked up a 10-year naming-rights deal for Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, Calif. The venue will now be known as the Gibson Amphitheatre at Universa ...

  26. Universal Starts Family Vid Unit

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Pictures has formed a family video division, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions. Universal Pictures has formed a family video division, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions. The company has named G ...

  27. Universal Brazil Names Prez

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST José Antonio Eboli has been promoted to president of Universal Music Brazil, effective January 2005. José Antonio Eboli has been promoted to president of Universal Music Brazil, effective January 2005. Eboli will continue to be based out ...

  28. Universal Brazil Names Prez

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST José Antonio Eboli has been promoted to president of Universal Music Brazil, effective January 2005. José Antonio Eboli has been promoted to president of Universal Music Brazil, effective January 2005. Eboli will continue to be based out ...

  29. Eagle Rock Clinches UMI License Deal

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST British music and video specialist Eagle Rock Entertainment is extending the reach of its catalog through a licensing deal with Universal Mobile, the wireless division of Universal Music International British music and video specialist Eagle Rock ...

  30. Eagle Rock Clinches UMI License Deal

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST British music and video specialist Eagle Rock Entertainment is extending the reach of its catalog through a licensing deal with Universal Mobile, the wireless division of Universal Music International British music and video specialist Eagle Rock ...

  31. Universal Drops 'Video' From Name

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Studios Home Video is changing its name to Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Universal Studios Home Video is changing its name to Universal Studios Home Entertainment. According to a company statement, "the new name reflects the ...

  32. Retail Track

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal's Fontana and Warner Music Group's incubator system add competition to indie distribution. Read Ed Christman's column. Universal's Fontana and Warner Music Group's incubator system add competition to indie distri ...

  33. Retail Track

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal's Fontana and Warner Music Group's incubator system add competition to indie distribution. Read Ed Christman's column. Universal's Fontana and Warner Music Group's incubator system add competition to indie distri ...

  34. Retail Track

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal's Fontana and Warner Music Group's incubator system add competition to indie distribution. Read Ed Christman's column. Universal's Fontana and Warner Music Group's incubator system add competition to indie distri ...

  35. Sources: Briegmann Named Uni Germany CEO

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Frank Briegmann, senior VP of international at BMG Germany, will leave the company to join Universal Music Germany as CEO, Billboard.biz has learned. Frank Briegmann, senior VP of international at BMG Germany, will leave the company to join Univer ...

  36. Execs Split Sony, Universal In Germany

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German affiliates of Sony Music and Universal Music each lost a key executive today (March 12). The German affiliates of Sony Music and Universal Music each lost a key executive today (March 12). In a surprise move, Volker Neumüller, GM of Epi ...

  37. Universal Mobile Inks Mexico Deal

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Uni Links With leading wireless provider Telcel Universal Mobile, a division of Universal Music International, has signed a deal with Telcel, the leading provider of wireless services in Mexico. The non-exclusive arrangement calls for Universal Mo ...

  38. Universal Mobile Inks Mexico Deal

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Uni Links With leading wireless provider Telcel Universal Mobile, a division of Universal Music International, has signed a deal with Telcel, the leading provider of wireless services in Mexico. The non-exclusive arrangement calls for Universal Mo ...