With the new year already upon us and the old one in the review, here are some of the lessons 2014 taught us, along with a few fearless predictions for 2015. First the lessons: 1. Steve Barnett is a…
Universal Music Group announced it was dissolving the Island Def Jam Music Group that housed three of its biggest labels under one roof, as well as a number of label and exec shakeups, on Tuesday…
Universal Music Group topper Lucian Grainge will be in the spotlight on Jan. 25 as part of Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy bash at the Beverly Hilton. The Recording Academy has selected Grainge to…
Universal Music Group has tapped industry vet Michele Anthony to serve in a newly-created top level position, naming her executive vice president of U.S. recorded music. Starting work in November…
Russell Simmons staged a simultaneous honorary dinner and housewarming party at his new Hollywood Hills home on Aug. 15, feting members of his Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. Yet while holding…
The Beatles' recordings became the property of Universal Music Group last year, thanks to the label group's acquisition of EMI's recorded assets, but today UMG added a key additional piece to the…
When David Foster assumed the title of chairman at the Verve Music Group a year and a half ago, some naysayers may have worried that the hiring of a consummate adult-contemporary hitmaker bore bad…
Top producer-writer RedOne's 2101 Records has signed an exclusive multi-year worldwide agreement with Universal Music Group's Capitol Records Group, the companies announced today.
Universal Music Group has entered a multi-year, worldwide partnership with Jay-Z's company Roc Nation, under which the firm's eponymous label will operate as a standalone unit within UMG.
Silicon Valley has relinquished some ground to Silicon Beach, but both technology hubs are still haunted by digital investments from years past.