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 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…
Social media and user generated sites could be forced to scour their sites for uploads of pre-1972 song recordings, after a New York state appellate panel ruled in favor of UMG in its suit against…
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.
A federal appellate court said that Veoh Networks is not liable for copyright infringement on its site despite Universal Music Group’s claim that the video-sharing service was aware that users were…
With two sales agreements announced on Wednesday, Universal Music Group finally completed the long, European Commission-mandated divestment process following its acquisition of EMI's recorded music…
French media conglom Vivendi unveiled its 2012 earnings on Tuesday, revealing that the Canal Plus Group, one of Europe's biggest buyers of Hollywood content, is holding up despite recession in…
Tastemaking music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas is bringing her Chop Shop Records imprint to Universal Music Group, partnering with the music giant's East Coast Label Group.
Universal Music Group has bolstered the staff of its new Capitol Music Group with the appointment of A&R vet Ron Fair as chief creative officer-exec VP and Ashley Burns as g.m. at Virgin Records.
In another senior promotion in the wake of Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI's labels, Pascal Negre has been upped to global head of new business at UMG.
After a small uptick of 1.3% in 2011, total album sales dropped 4% in the U.S. during 2012, according to year-end figures released Thursday by Nielsen SoundScan. The sales chart, notably, was topped…