March 18th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

There have been persistent rumours of companies wanting to buy Universal Music Group, fuelled by parent company Vivendi’s recent flurry of divestments in other areas. However, Vivendi CEO Arnaud de Puyfontaine...

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March 11th, 2015 by Music Ally Blog

Universal Music Group is not currently up for sale – if anything, its parent company Vivendi’s focus on its music division has sharpened since it sold off telco SFR and its majority stake in games...

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February 26th, 2014 by Stuart Dredge


Digital music has been out-earning physical music in some countries for major labels for a while now, but yesterday saw a notable (if not surprising) tipping point for Universal Music Group. Its parent...

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September 18th, 2013 by Music Ally

Universal Music's parent company Vivendi may be planning to split itself into two groups.

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July 26th, 2013 by Music Ally

ionGames publisher Activision has announced a significant buyback of shares from its (now-former) parent company Vivendi.

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July 19th, 2013 by Music Ally


Thought we were done with major-label acquisitions in the music industry?

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May 15th, 2013 by Music Ally

It wasn't just Warner Music Group declaring its Q1 financial results last night. Vivendi was also posting its latest figures.

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November 14th, 2012 by Music Ally

Vivendi's latest financial results reveal that UMG's global business saw its revenues for the first nine months of 2012 rise 2.1% year-on-year to €2.9bn.

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November 14th, 2012 by Stuart Dredge


7.5bn music tracks have been streamed in the UK in 2012 so far, according to Universal Music UK boss David Joseph – a startling rise from the 1.1bn tracks that were streamed in 2011. Joseph revealed...

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