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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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