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DreamWorks Animation tipped to buy a stake in Vevo

Music videos service Vevo is already a dish of several cooks: UMG, Sony Music, Abu Dhabi Media and Google. Now it seems more chefs are keen to stir the broth, with tech site Recode reporting that Hollywood studio DreamWorks...
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Amazon Prime Music: ‘We’re not promising a comprehensive selection’

We reported yesterday on the launch of Amazon Prime Music in the US, bundling a catalogue of 1m tracks for streaming and offline-cacheing into the company's $99-a-year Prime membership scheme. After launching quietly in...
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Amazon launches Prime Music streaming service (but with only 1m songs)

Earlier today, we wrote a story with the headline Will Amazon’s streaming music service launch today? And will it have UMG? Both questions have been answered quickly: yes and no. Amazon Prime Music went live this morning...
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Will Amazon’s streaming music service launch today? And will it have UMG?

Rumours that Amazon is preparing to launch a streaming music service have been circulating for some time now, and in recent months they have narrowed down to suggestions that it'll be part of Amazon's Prime subscription service,...
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Did Millennials really kill the music industry?

There’s a bit of playing to the online crowd in Thomas Honeyman’s Medium post on the music industry’s past decade: “standing in the ruins of a business built on private jets, Cristal, $18 CD sales and million-dollar...
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Pepsi creates its own label for World Cup album Beats of the Beautiful Game

Pepsi isn’t an official World Cup sponsor (hello, Coca-Cola) so it can’t mention the tournament by name in its marketing this summer.
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Universal launches subscription-based music app with fitness chain David Lloyd

Universal Music has a brand new music app out for iPhone and Android – the latest release under its U-Apps brand. The app is David Lloyd Playlist, which appears to be a partnership with the UK-based chain of fitness clubs. The...
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Rap Genius inks Universal Music publishing deal (with wheelbarrow thrown in)

Annotated lyrics site Rap Genius has been under fire in recent months from music publishers over its lack of licensing deals. The company has moved quickly to respond, announcing a deal tonight with Universal Music Publishing...
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Live from Music 4.5: Nielsen, UMG, She Makes War and more (#m4pt5)

Today's Music 4.5 conference in London is subtitled 'The Rise of Video', with a focus on how YouTube, Vevo and other platforms are driving music videos in 2013, rather than traditional TV. The first session included a...
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Mobile video app Snapverse strikes deals with Universal, Sony and Warner Bros

We wrote about Snapverse earlier in the year when it was one of a crop of mobile apps trying to be a 'Snapchat for music'.
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This Charming Charlie Tumblr creator vows to fight UMPG takedowns

Universal Music Publishing Group is getting more of a fight than it expected after sending DMCA takedown requests to a Tumblr blog.
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Universal Music launches its own Spotify music discovery app

Universal is the latest label rolling up its sleeves and launching a music discovery app on Spotify.