China’s Tencent look to buy 10% of Universal Music

As Vivendi finally look to start selling stakes in Universal Music, Chinese media conglomerate Tencent are looking to buy in. Vivendi have been leading up to selling stakes in Universal’s major record label for over…

Up to 50% of major label Universal Music Group is for sale

The biggest music label in the world has up to half of it’s stakes up for sale presenting a major opportunity for investors. Vivendi have just appointed banks who will manage the sale of up…

YouTube are remastering hundreds of iconic music videos

YouTube have teamed up with Universal Music Group to “change the way you see music” for hundreds of videos. Since the first piece of music got an accompanying video a cultural phenomenon has spread across…

China’s massive Tencent are looking at a 50% stake in major label Universal

One of the world’s biggest music labels is being eyed up by Chinese conglomerate for a potentially massive stake acquisition. Tencent, the massive Chinese company responsible for much of the biggest music tech happenings in…

UMG CEO Lucian Grainge shares advice for artists in the age of smart speakers

The CEO of the world’s largest record label has some words of wisdom to share in the ever-changing tech of the modern music industry. The latest reports from December 2018 revealed that 66 million households…

UMG music is all good on Mixcloud now with a new deal

SoundCloud rival Mixcloud have shaped their own path in the new world of music streaming and with a new deal that path’s horizons broaden further. British streaming service Mixcloud have just signed a deal with…

Independent music is now bigger than all the major labels

As digital music revolutionises the industry, independent artists and labels are taking over as they collectively earn more than the major labels for the second year. A new annual survey of the recorded music and…

Facebook finally licensing music with Universal Music deal

Facebook have finalised a licensing agreement with Universal Music meaning that they might be fixing the rife copyright infringements on Facebook Videos. The deal with Universal will see music licensed in a multi-year deal on…

Universal Music buys British labels behind Elvis Costello, Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Two of the most influential record labels in the UK have just been bought by Universal Music Group. Major label, Universal Music Group have just bought Stiff Records and ZTT, two of the UK’s biggest…

Universal Music launch initiative to boost music startups worldwide

Universal Music Group want to help new music-based companies and innovators take off with a new accelerator initiative. Universal Music Group (UMG) are helping companies to start out in the music industry and establish their presence….