Universal’s bid for EMI music division approved

By Randy Lewis and Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times September 22, 2012 Regulators in the U.S. and Europe on Friday approved Universal Music Group’s $1.9-billion acquisition of EMI Group Ltd.’s music division, giving the Los Angeles-based music company control of the Beatles music catalog and the iconic Abbey Road studios in London, but forcing it […]


Posted by Ted • Friday, September 21, 2012 .

Hypebot: 2 Out of 4 – Spotify Signs U.S. Deal with EMI

Reports reveal that Spotify finalized a U.S. distribution deal with EMI Music. This gives the company approval from two of the big four major labels. Sony closed a deal with Spotify last month. While Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman has changed his tune about Spotify, it doesn’t mean they’ll sign on. So too, Spotify still […]


Posted by Ted • Thursday, February 17, 2011 .

Billboard: Citigroup Takes Over EMI

Citigroup has acquired EMI Group and has recapitalized the major label group in a debt-for-equity swap, the two sides announced Tuesday.


Posted by Ted • Tuesday, February 1, 2011 .

Billboard: Engaging Your Customers Online: Strategies From The 140 Character Conference

April 22, 2010 Billboard Magazine By Glenn Peoples, Nashville Twitter is fun, easy and effective, but don’t expect it to result directly in sales. These were some of the nuggets of wisdom in yesterday’s “Music and the Real-Time Web” panel at the 140 Character Conference. You can stream a video of the 20-minute panel as […]


Posted by Ted • Friday, April 23, 2010 .

Times Online: Sony, Warner, Universal and EMI to launch CMX album download format

by Patrick Foster The world’s big four record companies are to go head-to-head with Apple with the launch of a new form of album download that will include a digitised version of a record sleeve. Sony, Warner, Universal and EMI are putting the finishing touches to an album format that will give music fans a […]


Posted by Ted • Monday, August 10, 2009 .