Kanye West doesn’t just want to acquire his masters, “I’m going to buy Universal”

Kanye West wants to take his ‘artists owning the music industry’ approach to the next level, during his interview with Joe Rogan stating he wants to buy Universal Music Group. Kanye West recently tweeted out…

Tencent now own 10% of Universal Music Group following a drawn-out deal

Chinese conglomerate and major presence in music in Asia, Tencent have set their sets to the West with acquisitions. A long awaited deal has finally been completed that puts Tencent Holdings in an even bigger…

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…

Brace yourselves: Universal Music Group are discussing an IPO

Universal Music Group are the world’s biggest record label making millions every day, and they might open their shares up to the public. After piracy began killing the music industry in the 2000’s, music streaming…

Deezer join giant partnership as music streamer for FNAC – massive French retailer

The two major French entertainment companies, music streaming service Deezer and retailer FNAC, are joining up for a trial partnership that could see the companies merge more in the future. After failing to build up…

UMG already made a record $1 billion from music streaming this year

Once again music streaming has proved that it’s reinvigorating the music industry with Universal Music Group (UMG) having made more than $1 billion in the first nine months of 2016. Universal Music Group, 1 of…

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…

Vivendi Has Just Launched Zaoza in France

Vivendi (Universal) has launched their own mobile music portal, Zaoza. It has been reported that the music portal also embraces social networking and file-sharing. The current price tag per month is at €3 ($4.40), which…