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  1. March 1, 2013

    Bertelsmann takes control of BMG

    Bertelsmann, the German media group, has taken a decisive step to re-establish itself as a major player in the music...

  2. December 20, 2012

    Warner Music brings in dealmaker

    Warner Music has appointed Rob Wiesenthal, a Sony executive known as a music industry dealmaker, to a new role designed to...

  1. November 11, 2011

    Citi outlines proposal for splitting EMI

    At various times since Electric and Musical Industries was formed in 1931, EMI’s recordings and song rights have sat in...

  2. November 8, 2011

    Universal returns to the EMI table

    Universal Music has resumed active negotiations with Citigroup over EMI’s recorded music division, according to people...

  3. November 7, 2011

    EMI sale still has hurdles to clear

    Five months after Citigroup began the auction for EMI, bidders are increasingly unsure whether it will sell the home of The...

  4. October 27, 2011

    Canal Plus in talks to control Poland’s TVN

    Canal Plus, the pay-TV subsidiary of France’s Vivendi, is in negotiations with TVN, one of Poland’s leading private...

  5. October 16, 2011

    Volatile markets threaten EMI sale

    Turbulent financing markets could derail Citigroup’s attempt to sell EMI, according to people close to the $3bn-plus auction...

  6. October 7, 2011

    Second-round bids in for EMI

    The fate of EMI, home to The Beatles’ archive, moved closer to being settled this week after Citigroup received second round...

  7. FT Alphaville

    October 6, 2011

    Sony secures Abu Dhabi funds for EMI bid

    Sony has secured financing from Abu Dhabi’s investment fund for EMI as second-round bids for the UK music company came in...

  8. October 6, 2011

    Sony secures Abu Dhabi funds for EMI bid

    Sony has secured financing from Abu Dhabi’s investment fund for EMI as second-round bids for the UK music company came in...

  9. September 9, 2011

    Hands’ feud with Citigroup not over

    Guy Hands made it clear that his public feud with Citigroup still smoulders on when he launched a legal action against the...

  10. September 7, 2011

    Citi looks to safeguard EMI bidders

    Citigroup is planning to indemnify bidders for EMI from any future damages claim from Guy Hands following fresh legal action...

  11. August 2, 2011

    Early bids raise hopes of $4bn EMI sale

    Bids for EMI suggest that the British music company could fetch more than $4bn , allowing Citigroup to recoup about...

  12. July 17, 2011

    Bertelsmann chief looks for fresh growth

    Hartmut Ostrowski, head of German media group Bertelsmann, has a stocky physique that gives him the air of a prizefighter....

  13. June 25, 2011

    Music rivals take the stage in EMI auction

    Two EMI stablemates, Coldplay and Tinie Tempah, will take to the Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury festival on Saturday...

  14. FT Alphaville

    June 21, 2011

    Citigroup fires start gun on EMI auction

    Citigroup is moving faster on a sale of EMI than many potential bidders expected, as it seeks to take advantage of a...

  15. June 20, 2011

    Citigroup fires start gun on EMI auction

    Citigroup has fired the starting gun on the auction of EMI, the British music business it seized from Guy Hands’ Terra Firma...

  16. June 13, 2011

    Blackwell and Fuller get a band together

    Chris Blackwell and Simon Fuller, two of the biggest names in music, have formed a joint venture that aims to circumvent...

  17. May 8, 2011

    Media back on centre stage as deals pick up

    Hit Entertainment, the group behind ‘Bob the Builder’, is being prepared for a sale Private equity bosses have given the...

  18. May 5, 2011

    Warner Music buyer ready to call the tune

    Five years before he emerged as the leading bidder for Warner Music, Len Blavatnik played host to celebrities such as Paris...

  19. April 30, 2011

    Warner Music poised to change hands for $3bn

    Warner Music, the US group behind Cee-Lo Green and Bruno Mars, looks likely to change hands for an enterprise value of more...

  20. April 22, 2011

    Hands trims fundraising hopes after EMI saga

    Guy Hands has lowered Terra Firma’s fundraising expectations after losing £1.75bn on its doomed bet on EMI, the private...

  21. April 1, 2011

    Live Nation tracks Warner Music

    Live Nation has emerged as another suitor for Warner Music, after the US concert promotion, ticketing and artist management...

  22. March 22, 2011

    Two new bids for Warner Music

    Two new bids have emerged for Warner Music, creating more competition for the US group than was widely expected when it...

  23. FT Alphaville

    March 9, 2011

    Second-round bids for Warner

    At least five groups have made it through to the second round of the auction for all or parts of Warner Music, including...

  24. FT Alphaville

    March 8, 2011

    Round two for auction of Warner Music

    At least five groups have been told they are through to the second round of the auction for all or parts of Warner Music,...

  25. March 8, 2011

    Warner Music auction goes to second round

    At least five groups have been told they are through to the second round of the auction for all or parts of Warner Music,...

  26. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2011

    Warner invites preliminary bids

    Warner Music has asked for preliminary bids this week for its music publishing company or for the entire group, with...

  27. February 20, 2011

    Offers for Warner’s music arm are invited

    Warner Music has asked for preliminary bids this week for its music publishing company or for the entire group, with...

  28. January 21, 2011

    Warner move to set industry tone

    Permira and the music publishing arms of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Sony are among several possible suitors for all or...

  29. January 11, 2011

    Hands appeals against EMI ruling

    Guy Hands, the private equity boss, has launched an appeal against a US court ruling that acquitted Citigroup of all charges...

  30. May 3, 2010

    Sweet sound of music still benefits BMG

    Hartwig Masuch, chief executive of the fast-growing music publisher BMG, says his listening habits are going through a "Pink...

  31. May 2, 2010

    Sweet sound of music still benefits BMG

    Hartwig Masuch, chief executive of the fast-growing music publisher BMG, says his listening habits are going through a “Pink...

  32. March 26, 2010

    BMG close to Cherry Lane acquisition

    BMG Rights Management, the music copyrights joint venture between Bertelsmann and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, is close to...

  33. March 25, 2010

    BMG stuck on deal for Cherry Lane

    BMG Rights Management, the music copyrights joint venture between Bertelsmann and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, is close to...

  34. April 29, 2008

    Catalogue cash for music groups

    Sony BMG has given further indication that it wants to balance out its volatile recorded music business with more stable...

  35. April 11, 2008

    Classical music group sold for £126m

    Boosey & Hawkes, the classical music publisher, has been sold for £126m in a sign that investors still see value in the...

  36. March 18, 2008

    Bertelsmann keeps deal powder dry

    Bertelsmann believes it can exploit its private status to buy assets from struggling private equity groups, but its new...

  37. February 21, 2008

    Chrysalis auction down to last four

    Four bidders will enter the third and final phase of an auction for Chrysalis's music publishing catalogue, according to...

  38. February 21, 2008

    Chrysalis auction narrowed down to last four

    Four bidders will enter the final phase of an auction for Chrysalis's music publishing catalogue, according to people...

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