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    1. June 10, 2015

      Apple’s music deals draw antitrust scrutiny in US

      Apple’s new music deals with record labels are under scrutiny by the US state officials whose investigations into the ebooks...

    2. April 8, 2015

      Vivendi eyes ‘transformational’ deals to become media player

      Vivendi may have taken some criticism from an activist investor recently, but Arnaud de Puyfontaine, chief executive of the...

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    1. April 6, 2015

      Vivendi offers to buy majority stake in Dailymotion from Orange

      Vivendi has confirmed that it has made an offer to buy the video sharing site Dailymotion from Orange, the telecoms group....

    2. April 3, 2015

      Jay Z sees Tidal as leading artists’ fight against the techies

      The gathering of some of the world’s top musical talent by hip-hop star Jay Z this week was on a scale unseen since 1985,...

    3. March 30, 2015

      Jay Z enlists top acts to promote new streaming service

      Jay Z has enlisted some of music’s biggest names as equity partners in his new streaming music service, offering stock and...

    4. March 29, 2015

      Vivendi clash shows it’s time to change the music and take a risk

      The dispute between the activist fund manager Peter Schoenfeld and Vivendi is not just a row about money and whether it...

    5. March 27, 2015

      Vivendi warns activist investor it could fall foul of French law

      Vivendi has written a letter to the US hedge fund and minority shareholder that has challenged its strategy, warning that it...

    6. March 26, 2015

      Vincent Bolloré increases stake in Vivendi to 10.2%

      French billionaire Vincent Bolloré has increased his stake in Vivendi, tightening his grip on the Paris-based media and...

    7. March 24, 2015

      Universal music: stream of consciousness

      The annoying thing about the future is that it will not sit still. Five years ago the future of music was firmly in Apple’s...

    8. March 24, 2015

      Vivendi investors twist and shout over payouts

      Over the years, Peter Schoenfeld has avoided the sort of aggressive, school-bully image that accompanies so many of his US...

    9. March 20, 2015

      Universal takes on Spotify freemium model

      The “freemium” model used by Spotify to amass 60m users and 15m paying subscribers around the world is facing a new...

    10. March 17, 2015

      Vivendi chief dismisses claims of Universal Music sale

      Vivendi chief executive Arnaud de Puyfontaine has scotched reports that the French media group could sell its music...

    11. January 5, 2015

      Universal Music and Havas form partnership to mine consumer data

      Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and advertising group Havas have joined forces in the hope of boosting revenue from artists...

    12. September 29, 2014

      Universal Music Group in ad deal for music videos with MirriAd

      Universal Music Group is set to enable advertisers to superimpose brands into music videos after they have been made, in a...

    13. June 20, 2014

      Cash-rich Vivendi abandons the wild years

      For many years, there has been one overriding question hanging over Vivendi, the Paris-based group that started life under...

    14. June 12, 2014

      Amazon joins wave of music streaming services without Universal

      Amazon launched its long-awaited music streaming service on Thursday, though the retailer has done so without a deal in...

    15. May 28, 2014

      Apple buys Beats Electronics for $3bn

      Beats slideshow Apple has sealed its biggest ever acquisition with the $3bn purchase of Beats Electronics, a deal that...

    16. May 28, 2014

      Streaming is the answer for Chinese music industry

      China’s music business will grow substantially over the coming years thanks to the rise of online streaming services,...

    17. May 19, 2014

      Streaming music services saved the radio star

      At first glance, the recent annual report from the IFPI, the music trade body, made for grim reading. Global music sales...

    18. May 19, 2014

      French court reduces Jean-Marie Messier’s sentence

      A French appeal court has overturned a key part of the conviction and sentence of Jean-Marie Messier, the former chief...

    19. May 9, 2014

      Apple / Beats: can kicking

      Type “Beats are” into Google. The first offerings from the site’s auto-complete function: Beats are rubbish, Beats are bad,...

    20. April 28, 2014

      Boards ‘prepared to take more risks in hiring women chiefs’

      More than one in three women chief executives were appointed from outside the company where they took the top job, compared...

    21. April 20, 2014

      MusicQubed phases in US growth

      MusicQubed, a British start-up backed by Sir Richard Branson and Universal Music, has appointed financial advisers to help...

    22. April 8, 2014

      Universal buys music DVD maker Eagle Rock

      Universal Music Group has acquired Eagle Rock Entertainment, the UK-based producer and distributor of music programming...

    23. April 3, 2014

      Record labels file legal action against Vkontakte

      The world’s top three record labels have filed legal proceedings against Vkontakte, Russia’s largest social network,...

    24. March 18, 2014

      Music revenues decline as digital fail to grow fast enough

      Global recorded music industry revenues fell 4 per cent last year, dashing hopes that fast-growing digital services such as...

    25. March 4, 2014

      Tech entrepreneur aims to revolutionise shopping

      Dan Wagner, one of the most controversial figures of the UK’s dotcom boom and bust, has vowed to save the high street from...

    26. November 28, 2013

      BT in album streaming deal with Universal Music

      BT has struck a deal with Universal Music, the world’s largest music company, to stream albums over its pay-TV platform. The...

    27. November 26, 2013

      Vivendi to spin off SFR telecoms unit

      Vivendi, the French media and telecommunications group, has confirmed its plan to split in two, as it seeks to shed the...

    28. October 11, 2013

      Vivendi appoints banks for SFR flotation

      Vivendi has appointed banks to advise on the proposed flotation of SFR, its French telecoms business. While the...

    29. September 12, 2013

      Vivendi: two better than one?

      Vivendi is the kind of company that was always going to break in two if someone pulled hard enough. That is what Vincent...

    30. September 10, 2013

      Bolloré to slug it out in Vivendi shake-up

      In the conservative and often staid world of French business, Vincent Bolloré has earned a formidable reputation for shaking...

    31. September 2, 2013

      Vevo moves into Germany without YouTube

      Vevo, the music video site set up by two of the world’s largest music companies, is about to take a step into the unknown by...

    32. August 29, 2013

      Vivendi trims TV and telecoms forecasts

      Vivendi trimmed forecasts for its pay-TV and telecoms divisions on Thursday, but said its Universal Music business was on...

    33. July 19, 2013

      Universal Music’s appeal for Vivendi and SoftBank

      News that Vivendi had turned down a premium priced $8.5bn offer for Universal Music from SoftBank, Masayoshi Son’s...

    34. July 18, 2013

      Vivendi spurned $8.5bn Universal Music bid

      SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms group, proposed an $8.5bn bid for Universal Music, the world’s largest music group, about...

    35. FT Tech Hub

      July 2, 2013

      As Hulu bids come in, keep an eye on Vevo

      Bids are expected by the end of this week for Hulu, the online video site owned by Disney’s ABC, News Corp’s Fox and...

    36. June 7, 2013

      Hitsville revisited - ‘Motown: The Musical’

      On the night his first wife served him with divorce papers, Berry Gordy went to his sister’s house in Detroit and wrote a...

    37. June 7, 2013

      Sony deal turns the switch on iRadio plans

      Apple is expected to announce its long-anticipated iRadio music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference on...

    38. June 2, 2013

      Apple’s iRadio plans warm up

      Apple is looking more likely to launch its long-awaited music streaming service at its Worldwide Developers Conference,...

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