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UMG donates master recordings to Library of Congress

Universal Music Group has announced that it is donating more than 200,000 master recordings to the US Library of Congress...
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Orange Monkey rolls out in Romania

Well, it's not called Monkey any more: it's now called Muzica la nesfarsit ('Music Forever' according to Google Translate). However, the idea appears to be the same: it's a partnership with Universal Music Group, targeted...
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New Loopt social location app signs up UMG

Loopt is one of the social location mobile firms linking people's location with their friends. Now it's launched a new app, Loops Star, which offers real-world rewards for checking-in at specific retail chains or locations.
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UMG gets into social gaming with Conduit Labs deal

Remember those articles we wrote about what the music industry can learn from Farmville? Universal Music Group clearly has its eye on the social games market, as it's signed a deal with Conduit Labs to license its music for...
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UMG working with Aspiro on streaming music services

Universal Music AB has announced a deal with Aspiro to work on a white-label music streaming service, which will focus on the label's catalogue of songs and albums. The service has already been beta launched with one partner,...
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UMG reveals handover plans for CEO role

Lucian Grainge will become co-chief executive of Universal Music Group at the start of July, before assuming the full CEO role in January next year, the label has confirmed. It's part of the staggered handover from current...
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UMG teams with Bally Total Fitness for MP3 download promotion

Universal Music Group has announced a two-year deal with US gym network Bally Total Fitness, which will see the latter using MP3 downloads to attract new members, reward existing members for their loyalty, and reward employees...
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Veoh chasing UMG for $3m of legal fees

Video site Veoh is demanding nearly $3 million of attorneys fees from Universal Music Group, following its recent victory in the pair's court battle over copyright infringement.
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Vevo gets funding at $300m valuation

What does upcoming music video portal Vevo have in common with UK football club Manchester City? Both are funded from Abu Dhabi.
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UMG still top dog on YouTube

New data from video analytics firm TubeMogul shows that Universal Music Group is still the most popular ''creator'' on YouTube, racking up more than 8.5 billion total views.
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Dismissal of UMG Veoh lawsuit has implications for YouTube

A US court has dismissed Universal Music Group's copyright infringement lawsuit against video-sharing site Veoh, ruling that Veoh is protected by the DMCA's Safe Harbor clause - so it cannot be sued for infringement as long...
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Labels still mulling Virgin Media’s unlimited music model

Universal Music Group may be bullish about UK ISP Virgin Media's plans for an unlimited MP3 download service, but a report in New Media Age suggests that EMI and Sony Music remain unconvinced by the business model - and specifically...