Tag: universal music
Capitol signs J-Pop band Travis Japan for global release
Music Ally doesn’t tend to cover that many ‘artist X signs to label Y’ stories unless they reflect a wider trend.
September 29, 2022
UMG buys majority stake in Indian management firm TM Ventures
Universal Music Group’s latest expansion in India is not a label launch or acquisition, but an investment in a talent management agency.
September 28, 2022
Mixed ruling in latest brands, music and social media lawsuit
By now it should be clear to everyone: the music licensing deals signed by social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram cover user-generated content – but those users do NOT include brands.
September 16, 2022
UMG brings together its artist and label services into one unit
Universal Music Group revealed its plans yesterday for a new division with a familiar name: Virgin Music Group.
September 14, 2022
UMG boss talks DSPs: ‘We’re 80 to 85% of their retention’
Universal Music Group's chairman and CEO Sir Lucian Grainge has been talking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia + Technology Conference 2022.
September 13, 2022
WMG and UMG sued for patent infringement by Blue Spike
A new legal rumble afoot in the digital music world involves a company called Blue Spike and its patents for digital watermarking technology.
September 8, 2022
Metaverse music: The Sandbox, iHeart-Fortnite and… M&Ms?
The metaverse continues to be a hive of activity for music artists and brands. Three stories offer a snapshot of what's happening.
August 25, 2022
UMG talks social media, catalogue values and user-centric payouts
Universal Music Group published its Q2 2022 financial results yesterday, revealing a 17.3% year-on-year growth in its revenues to €2.54bn.
July 28, 2022
UMG has big plans for Thailand’s ‘T-Pop’ with Hype Train deal
After K-Pop's global success in recent years, will other regional scenes in Asia follow suit? T-Pop is in the list of contenders.
July 12, 2022
Streaming service Mdundo is UMG’s latest Africa licensing deal
It has announced an agreement with Mdundo, which is popular in countries including Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya and Ghana.
July 8, 2022
UMG knocked back in battle with Republic investment platform
Earlier this year, UMG's Republic Records sued a startups investment platform called Republic.
July 7, 2022