Universal Music Corp. should have considered whether a woman’s 29-second video of her two kids dancing to Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” was a fair use before issuing a takedown notice to YouTube, an…
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Netflix may not have presented at this summer's Television Critics Assn. tour, but its presence was felt nonetheless.
Ridley Scott's company Scott Free London has inked a deal with Universal Music Publishing, which will see Uni adminster all music publishing rights retained by the shingle. Under the long-term…
The National Music Publishers' Assn. filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against Fullscreen, alleging the big YouTube multichannel network has used unlicensed songs in video clips, while the trade…
Fullscreen has enhanced its YouTube management tools, promising to let content creators and marketers wring more views from the Internet's No. 1 video destination. Startup's Fullscreen Creator…
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.
Disney has promoted Ken Bunt to president of Disney Music Group. A 15-year vet of the Mouse House’s music division, Bunt oversees all of Disney’s recorded music and music publishing operations, which…
Company's focus on rights management, licensing and selling singles allows for growth in a fragmented, digital-download age
Media giant Bertelsmann's decision to buy equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts' 51% stake in their music joint venture BMG was one made at the right moment, according to BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch. The…
Conventional wisdom nowadays is that movie soundtrack albums do not sell. Labels count themselves lucky if they manage to move a few thousand copies of each. Yet, within the past few weeks, the…
In a music publishing deal estimated at $90 million, BMG has acquired the catalogs of Virgin Music, Famous UK Music and select Sony/ATV and EMI Music Publishing writers.