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Russian download store Fidel returned to original owners

Russian music download store Fidel has been returned to its original owners due to financial problems at media group RBC, which acquired a majority stake in the service last year.
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Orange UK has launched a £5 million marketing campaign

Orange UK has launched a £5 million marketing campaign for its new Monkey mobile music service, working with partners Channel 4 and Universal Music Group on a cross-platform promosplurge (the technical term). Much of which...
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BigChampagne strikes analytics deal with UMG

Universal Music Group has announced a "music monitoring and information" deal with BigChampagne, which will involve the latter providing the major label with analysis of songs and listening patterns from music fans on social...
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Top 15 most visited music websites

Not many surprises here: according to a new report from Comscore Media Metrix, these are the most visited music sites in April, measured by unique users.
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LayoffWatch: Buzz Media, Veoh, Hi5…

As the recession continues to bite, so more tech firms are laying off staff. Music/entertainment blog network Buzz Media is letting 20% of its staff go, and is reining in its plans to add more sites to its 40-strong portfolio.
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Mash-ups to be core part of Activision’s DJ Hero

We've reported before on Activision Blizzard's plans to launch DJ Hero - a new dance and hip-hop focused addition to its Guitar Hero franchise.
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UMG signs video deals with Kiwibox and Clipfish

Universal Music Group might be rumoured to be launching a music videos portal with YouTube (see yesterday's Bulletin), but that isn't stopping the label from signing video licensing deals with other sites.
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Vivendi reveals latest UMG financials

Vivendi has announced its latest set of financials, revealing that Universal Music Group posted revenues of €4.65 billion for 2008 as a whole - down 4.5% year-on-year.
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SFR launches all-you-can-eat MP3 download service

French mobile operator SFR is the latest company to launch an all-you-can-eat music subscription service, and this one's DRM-free.However, you'd be hard-pressed to describe it as `unlimited', as its catalogue...