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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Telefonica Bids $9.8 Billion for GVT to Block Telecom Italia

Telefonica SA raised its offer for Vivendi SA's GVT unit to 7.45 billion euros , escalating a takeover battle with Telecom Italia SpA for one of Brazil's fastest-growing broadband providers.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Telefonica SA, Telecom Italia SPA, Vivendi SA, Media, Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Cellphones

Wed Aug 27, 2014

TechCrunch

Rockbot Grabs Funding From Universal Music Group To Bring Its Social Jukebox To More Businesses

Rockbot , a virtual jukebox solution for businesses, has closed strategic investment from Universal Music Group, which is the largest of the major music labels.

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Related Topix: Media, Music

The Washington Post

Oi Reviews Options for Buying Tim Stake of About $8 Billion

Oi SA, the smallest of Brazil's four major wireless carriers, is working on an acquisition of about an $8 billion stake in larger Tim Participacoes SA as consolidation in the Latin American phone market heats up.

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Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Brasil Telecom SA, Telecom, Telecom Italia SPA, Media, Vivendi SA, Music

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Londonderry Today

Digital music pioneer to mentor local start-ups

Londonderry start-ups and entrepreneurs will have a chance to meet Jon Vanhala, who worked for decades with the world's biggest music company before going on to become a digital music pioneer, when he visits the CultureTECH festival in the city next month.

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Related Topix: Media, Music, Saatchi and Saatchi, Advertising

AllAccess.com

If You Haven't Checked Out The New All Access Video Section, Powered...

Many of your co-workers and competitors are spending time with our brand new ALL ACCESS Video Section powered by VEVO , which features the videos, music and artists from UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and their affiliated labels.

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Related Topix: Media, Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Thirty Seconds To Mars

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Billboard

Morrissey Probably Won't Be Taking His Option for a...

According to a source familiar with the situation, " Morrissey has not been dropped by [Harvest Records, a subsidiary of Capitol Music Group, itself a subsidiary of Universal Music Group] but out of deference to his request they have reluctantly removed his album from all services."

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Related Topix: Media, Music

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Createdigitalmusic.com

SoundCloud Explains Their New Plans to Us - And How Ads Will Work

Money at SoundCloud has in the past flowed in one direction: you, the uploader, pay for premium plans, and SoundCloud gets the cash.

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Related Topix: Media, Music

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Billboard

Island Records Promotes Steve Yegelwel to SVP

Island Records has promoted veteran A&R man Steve Yegelwel to senior vp at the Universal Music Group imprint.

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Related Topix: Media, Music

AllAccess.com

The Industry Is Checking Out The New All Access Video Section, Powered By Vevo... Have You?

Many of your co-workers and competitors are spending time with our brand new ALL ACCESS Video Section powered by VEVO , which features the videos, music and artists from UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and their affiliated labels.

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Related Topix: Media, Music, Sony Music Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Thirty Seconds To Mars

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Stories

Executive Shuffles: Universal Music Group, Charles M. Young

Universal Music Group has named Vince Szydlowski SVP of Label Sales at Capitol Music Group .

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Related Topix: Media, Music

Mon Aug 18, 2014

AllAccess.com

All Access Debuts New Video Section, Powered By Vevo

After months of work, ALL ACCESS is very proud to debut its brand new ALL ACCESS Video Section powered by VEVO , which features the videos, music and artists from UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP and SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and their affiliated labels.

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Related Topix: Media, Sony Music Entertainment, Music, Pop/Rock, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Marketing

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Washington Post

Telecom Italia Said to Prepare GVT Offer of Up to $9.4 Billion

Telecom Italia SpA is preparing an offer worth as much as 7 billion euros to outbid Telefonica SA in the race to acquire Vivendi SA's Brazilian broadband unit GVT, people with knowledge of the plan said.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Telecom Italia SPA, Telefonica SA, Vivendi SA, Media, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music, Business News

Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Washington Post

Goldman, Credit Suisse Said to Work With GVT on Sale Process

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Credit Suisse Group AG are working as financial advisers for Brazilian Internet provider GVT on its potential sale, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Related Topix: Goldman Sachs, Financial Services, Investment Services, Insurance, Credit Suisse Group, Telecom, Telecom Italia SPA, Vivendi SA, Media, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Washington Post

Telecom Italia Mulls Vivendi Accord Bid to Rival Telefonica

Telecom Italia SpA is considering proposing an alliance to Vivendi SA that would involve merging the companies' Brazilian units, an offer that would compete with Telefonica SA's bid for Vivendi's GVT business.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Telecom Italia SPA, Vivendi SA, Telefonica SA, Media, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music, Publishing, Ottaway Newspapers

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Telecom Italia Proposes Merger of Brazilian Assets to Vivendi

Telecom Italia SpA's chief executive on Wednesday proposed to Vivendi SA to merge its Brazilian unit TIM Participacoes SA with the French company's GVT SA, said a person familiar with the talks, as the Italian firm tries to fight back after Spain's TelefA3nica SA made an offer to buy GVT earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Vivendi SA, Media, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music

Mon Aug 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

BMI Award-Winning Producer Svoy, Releases Entire Catalogue Backwards

BMI Award-winning producer/writer/artist for Universal Music Group announces the release of his entire album catalogue backwards.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

The Washington Post

Telecom Italia Is Said to Approach Vivendi Over Alliance

Telecom Italia SpA is pursuing an alliance with Vivendi SA that could lead to the French media company acquiring a significant stake in Italy's largest phone carrier, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Related Topix: Vivendi SA, Telecom, Telecom Italia SPA, Media, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music, Telefonica SA, Business News

Billboard

Warner Music Group Sees Revenue Growth After Parlophone Buy...

Warner Music Group revenue increased 18.9 percent to $788 million in the quarter ended June 30 with the help of its acquisition of Parlophone Label Group and gains from music streaming services.

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Related Topix: Warner Music Group, Media, Music

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Bloomberg

Telefonica's GVT Bid Said Seen as Good Step by Regulators

Telefonica SA 's offer to buy Vivendi SA 's GVT unit would be an improvement over the current state of affairs in Brazil's market, though the transaction would still have to overcome regulatory hurdles, said a government official with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Telefonica SA, The Regulators, Country, Vivendi SA, Media, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music, South America, World News, Brazil

Tue Aug 05, 2014

The Washington Post

Telefonica Offers $9 Billion for Vivendi's Brazil Unit GVT

Telefonica SA offered to buy Vivendi SA's Brazilian Internet-provider unit GVT for 6.7 billion euros to expand in a growth market and address antitrust concerns in the country.

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Related Topix: Telecom, Telefonica SA, Vivendi SA, Media, Universal Music Publishing Group, Music, Telecom Italia SPA, World News, Germany,

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