Universal Music Purchase of EMI Should be Approved This Week by European Commission

There are lots of reports this morning that the Universal purchase of EMI will be approved this week by the European Commission. The combined company is being forced to divest itself of Parlaphone. Additionally, there…

Vevo Content and Economic Future Might Be In Trouble

It seems like there is a huge amount of Vevo news at the moment. Vevo UK CEO and Commercial Direct resign Vevo demands YouTube cuts their fees Vevo seeking new funding Universal reconsidering their Vevo…

Major Label Market share: Sony Bigger than Universal

It seems as though Sony has more market share than Universal at the moment (as reported by Nielsen Soundscan).

Bob Marley’s Family Lose Court Battle Against Universal Music

Bob Marley’s family has just been blocked by a New York judge on obtaining copyrights from his most famous recordings from Universal Music Group.

Universal and UKs Official Chart Company Launch TimeWheel iPhone Application

Universal Music Group has launched its latest iPhone app, in partnership with the UK’s Official Charts Company. The app is called TimeWheel and is a very simple music time machine.

American Idol Leaves Sony Partnership and Jumps into Bed with Universal

There are a lot of big changes within American Idol at the moment. Ryan Seacrest still has a job, Simon Cowell has left and today they announced that they have signed a deal with Universal Music Group as the label for the show’s performers starting next season.

2010 Quarter 1 Marketshare for Major Music Labels

Record industry trade Hits Daily Double has gone through the numbers for Q1 of 2010 to see how the major label marketshare is shaping up. Sony has been gaining some great marketshare from Universal, Im…

Guvera Announce US Launch Date

Ad-supported music and digital content service Guvera has set the date for going live in the States as 30th March. The service, named for the bloody-handed revolutionary icon Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara [wiki here, tl;dr we…

Universal Music Group and Google Partner for Vevo

The rumours are true and Universal Music Group and Google have announced their joint venture, Vevo – a video site offering UMG’s music videos, with advertising revenues shared between the two. The full press release…

Amazon Mp3 Has Finally Launched Its UK Music Download Store

Amazon has just launched their Mp3 Music store in the UK. The store can be found at http://mp3.amazon.co.uk. The simple-to-use digital music store offering over 3 million DRM-free (Digital Rights Management) songs which will work…