Tagged: Universal Music Group
Celebrity artists and bands took direct action to lobby for copyright in 2014. Also, Universal Music Group (UMG)’s CEO released an end-of-year memo announcing his… Read more »
Industry insiders discussed the potential impact of “high-resolution audio,” Universal Music created a new YouTube-focused record label, and a music business analyst shared some lessons artists can learn from Weird Al’s marketing strategy.
Google expanded its licensing agreements to include 5.5 million musical works in Europe, Universal prepared to sell EMI assets, and L.A. Weekly’s Music Issue celebrated DIY Music.
Universal Music Group wins its bid battle for EMI, an industry analyst questioned whether streaming music has hit its ceiling, Musicmetric showed Australia is a hotbed for digital piracy, and Jimmy Osmond gave bands tips for staying around for 50 years.
Universal Music may sell major assets to indies, a new bill could decrease royalties streaming music services must pay, and analysts discussed how social media affects music discovery.
Evidence suggested that Universal might not gain as much from absorbing EMI as anticipated, a professional study revealed that music piracy might actually help some artists sell music, and the Bristol Institute of Modern Music laid out five tips aspiring artists and music business people can learn from Led Zeppelin’s former manager.
Music industry trade unions backed Universal’s EMI purchase, Sony revealed plans for massive EMI lay-offs post sale, and Sir Tim Berners-Lee criticized the music business for its anti-piracy initiatives.
Megaupload sued Universal and Sony and Warner joined a lawsuit against Grooveshark. Also, the president of Global Digital at UMG talked about his visions for the future of the music industry.