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…
In a resolution that could have an impact on several pending lawsuits involving royalties for downloads and ringtones, F.B.T. Productions filed a stipulation to dismiss its case against Universal…
As anticipated, consolidation-related layoffs hit Universal Music Group's distribution arm on Friday, with approximately 50 staffers let go.
A consolidated amended complaint in the class action filed over underpaid digital royalties by several heritage acts against Universal Music Group gives the most complete delineation yet of the…
Historic British record label EMI, which was just about shipwrecked in recent years, may be sailing towards sunnier skies far away from a reckless buyout firm and a bank that repossessed it like a…
The digital music-rights landscape is shifting again, this time through a pact unveiled Tuesday between Universal Music Group and the National Music Publishers' Assn. that calls for songwriters and…
The Senate Judiciary Committee plans to hold a hearing on Universal Music Group's pending acquisition of EMI Music's label holdings.
Former Warner Bros. Records chairman-CEO Tom Whalley is returning to Universal Music Group with Seven Four Ent., a new joint venture with Universal Republic Records.
Continuing its expansion into the high-end apparel business, Universal Music Group's merchandise arm Bravado has pacted with Tommy Hilfiger's Music Entertainment Sports Holdings (MESH) to create new…
In the wake of a September decision mandating higher digital royalties on Eminem's early recordings, a federal class action has been filed by Rick James' estate against Universal Music Group.