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Monday Jul 21 | FHWrestling.com

5 Seconds of Summer's Album Surges to #1 on Sales Chart

A lock for number one on next week's Billboard 200, 5 Seconds of Summer's self-titled debut album wasted no time making its presence felt on iTunes.

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Related Topix: Album, Pop/Rock, Media, Music

Monday Jul 21 | Los Angeles Times

Universal Music Group taps YouTube talent with new record label

The music giant has partnered with TV producer Brian Robbins and music entrepreneurs Russell Simmons and Steve Rifkind to form a new record label focused on acts that have already earned popularity on YouTube.

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Related Topix: Media, Music, Startups, YouTube, Entertainment

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Bloomberg

Vivendi Considered Firing Activision's Kotick Over Buyout

Activision Blizzard Inc. Chief Executive Officer Robert Kotick faced firing over his demand that he lead a group helping to buy out most of Vivendi SA 's stake in the video-game company he ran, according court filings.

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Related Topix: Activision, Video Games, Software, Toys for Bob, Skylanders, Vivendi SA, Call of Duty , Activision Blizzard, Media, Music

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Bloomberg

Sony, Universal Said Facing Probe Over Songwriter Fees

The music-publishing arms of Sony Corp. and Universal Music Group are being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department for alleged price coordination, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Related Topix: Media, Music, US News

Courthouse News Service

Music Biz

Timothy Rogner and two mates in the band Allister claim Drive Thru Records and Universal Music Group owe them an accounting and royalties from their albums "Dead Ends and Girlfriends," "Last Stop Suburbia," and "Before the Blackout," in Federal Court.

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Related Topix: Media, Music

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Advertising Age

FTC Asked to 'Evaluate' Facebook's Research Methods -- But Users Don't Care

Sen. Mark Warner, a Virginia Democrat, wants the Federal Trade Commission to inspect Facebook's recently-revealed study of its users' emotions and asked the agency to consider whether more stringent guidelines for conducting such research are necessary.

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Related Topix: Social Software, Startups, Facebook, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Mark Warner, Virginia, Virginia Government, Media, Music

The New Rochelle Daily Voice

Happy Birthday To New Rochelle's Tommy Mottola

Mottola, a music executive, co-owner of Casablanca Records in a joint venture with the Universal Music Group, was born July 14, 1949, in The Bronx.

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Related Topix: New Rochelle, NY, Media, Music, The Bronx, NY, New York, NY, Sony Music Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Daryl Hall John Oates

Sun Jul 13, 2014

NorthJersey.com

This undated file photo provided by Universal Music Group shows bassist Charlie Haden.

Bassist Charlie Haden, who helped change the shape of jazz more than a half-century ago as a member of Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking quartet and liberated the bass from its traditional rhythm section role, has died.

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Related Topix: Media, Music, Charlie Haden, Jazz, Ornette Coleman, Vocal

Fri Jul 11, 2014

AllHipHop.com

Azealia Banks Parts Ways With Universal Music

Azealia Banks has been waiting to drop her major label debut album Broke With Expensive Taste for sometime.

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Related Topix: Media, Music

Thu Jul 10, 2014

WOZZ-FM Appleton

SoundCloud close to deal with major record labels:...

Online music sharing service SoundCloud Ltd is close to a deal with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and Warner Music Group for licenses to continue playing their songs and avoid potential legal disputes, Bloomberg reported citing people with knowledge of the matter.

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Related Topix: SoundCloud, iPhone and iPad App, Media, Music, Pop/Rock, Warner Music Group

Wireless Developer Network

IMImobile wins 3 Mobile Innovations Awards

IMImobile, a global technology company providing software and services which help businesses capitalise on the growth in mobile communications, today announced that they have won 3 Mobile Innovations Awards for their work with Mobile by Sainsbury's, O2 and Universal Music Group.

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Related Topix: Media, Music, Marketing

Wed Jul 02, 2014

AmericanBankingNews.com

Zacks Reiterates "Neutral" Rating for Telefonica Brasil SA

's stock had its "neutral" rating reaffirmed by Zacks in a research report issued on Wednesday.

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

Jamaica Observer

Tess 'Counting' in top 10

The set, released by the Universal Music Group as part of her prize for winning the televised talent show, The Voice, debuted in the top 10 on the iTunes album Top 100 chart, peaking at number six before rounding off the day in the 10th spot.

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Related Topix: Media, Music, Online Music, Hershey, PA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Business Wire

Tom Whalleya s Loma Vista Recordings and Concord Music Group Announce Strategic Partnership

Under the terms of the agreement, Concord will provide funding for new talent relationships and artist development, as well as comprehensive label services for Loma Vista's remarkable current and future artist roster.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Soundtrack, Media, Music, Marketing, Beverly Hills, CA

Deadline

Keshet, Universal Music Group Partner To Rep Emerging 'Rising Star' Artists

Currently airing in Brazil, Portugal and the U.S. - where reviews have been lackluster and ratings slipped 20% in the demo on Sunday night from last week's ABC series debut - Rising Star is taking the next evolutionary step in the singing competition arena.

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Related Topix: Media, Music

Sat Jun 28, 2014

Groton Landmark

Rick Ross arrested after concert in North Carolina

Greensboro Police Department spokeswoman Susan Danielsen says that Ross was taken into custody Friday night after the SuperJam concert.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Media, Music, Social Software

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