Huawei gets the approval of all 3 major labels for Spotify rivalling music app

Huawei Music has launched in Europe to take on the plethora of music streaming services with over 50 million tracks. Chinese phone, tech and software developers Huawei have launched a brand new music streaming service…

Def Jam CEO Paul Rosenberg just left to launch a new Universal Music label

Paul Rosenberg has stepped down at Def Jam to launch Goliath Records with Universal Music Group. Paul Rosenberg has had a storied music career involving a long stint as manager for Eminem and most recently,…

Major Label Up for Sale – Sony or Universal Looking for a Buyer

Reports have surfaced that Universal or Sony are looking for a buyer. At the moment it hasnt been confirmed which major label is on the chopping block, but sources are saying that its 100% not…

20 Companies Interested in Acquiring Warner Music Group

As we mentioned previously on the RouteNote Blog, Warner Music is up for sale. It is now being reported by the NY Post that over 20 parties have expressed an interest in acquiring Warner Music Group.

Big 4 Fall Out Over Grooveshark

Remember back in October, when EMI were negotiating a deal with Grooveshark, then changed their mind and decided to sue them, then broke off the pursuit of their lawsuit and instead signed a licensing agreement…

Universal Music and YouTube Partner for New Music Vide Website

CNET and the Wall Street Journal are both reporting that Universal Music Group and YouTube are in final negotiations to create a new music videos website, with the working title of Vevo. The site is…

Universal Music, Are They Starting To Adopt Digital Business Models Correctly?

In the last year or so it has been tough times for the major record labels. The majors have not really been moving into the digital as fast as they should, whilst at the same…