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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

    1. 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,...

    2. September 26, 2013

      Perform Group execs invest in online music venture

      Three executives behind Perform Group, the sports media company whose shares have doubled since listing in 2011, have made...

    3. August 26, 2013

      Len Blavatnik wins $50m in JPMorgan lawsuit

      Len Blavatnik, the billionaire investor, has won a claim for breach of contract in a lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase,...

    4. July 9, 2013

      Citigroup sheds a legacy from EMI deal by selling pension fund

      Citigroup has sold EMI Group’s £1.5bn pension fund to the Pension Insurance Corporation, in the UK’s largest pension...

    5. 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...

    6. June 26, 2013

      Jagger and Richards get satisfaction with BMG

      Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have signed up with BMG in a move that will see the German music publisher represent their...

    7. beyondbrics

      June 11, 2013

      Russian fashion start-up gets tycoon backing

      It’s curious to see where the three Soviet-born tycoons who sold their 50 per stake in TNK-BP to Rosneft this year will...

    8. June 11, 2013

      Blavatnik invests in Russian ecommerce group Lamoda

      One of Russia’s biggest online fashion retailers Lamoda has raised $130m from a group led by oligarch Len Blavatnik,...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. May 9, 2013

      Apple’s ‘iRadio’ talks hit royalties snag

      Apple’s much-anticipated music streaming service has hit a stumbling block as label owners are split over the terms for what...

    13. March 8, 2013

      Week in Review, March 9

      Corporate person in the news: Jimmy Iovine Record producer, label boss, company founder, mentor to American Idol...

    14. March 7, 2013

      Time called as merger comes full circle

      The media behemoth that Jerry Levin and Steve Case created with the merger of AOL and Time Warner spanned music, magazines,...

    15. March 6, 2013

      Billionaires back Beats’ music service

      A group that includes the billionaires Len Blavatnik and James Packer has invested in a new music subscription service being...

    16. February 22, 2013

      Google looks to beat music rivals

      Google is in talks with big music labels to launch a streaming service to compete with companies such as Spotify and Deezer,...

    17. February 20, 2013

      Bertelsmann moves back to music stage

      Bertelsmann, the German media group, could spend around €500m to take full control of BMG, its music joint venture with KKR,...

    18. February 19, 2013

      Blavatnik hits out at ‘arrogant’ JPMorgan

      Len Blavatnik, the billionaire investor, has complained about “arrogant” treatment from JPMorgan Chase, which he is suing to...

    19. February 19, 2013

      Warner Music in deal with independents

      Warner Music has struck a deal with two groups representing independent record labels to secure their support as it seeks...

    20. February 7, 2013

      Warner Music wins Parlophone auction

      Len Blavatnik’s Warner Music has won the auction for former EMI labels including Parlophone, the home to Coldplay, David...

    21. January 6, 2013

      Sony rejoins BMG for Parlophone bid

      Sony has teamed up with BMG to bid for Parlophone and other EMI labels being sold off by Universal Music, reuniting Sony and...

    22. 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...

    23. November 16, 2012

      Johnny Hallyday: L’Attente

      Johnny Hallyday’s last album cast the “French Elvis” as a gnarled blues-rock survivor; sales in his francophone heartland...

    24. November 14, 2012

      Spotify in top league with $3bn valuation

      Spotify has raised about $100m from a group of investors led by Goldman Sachs in a round that puts a $3bn valuation on the...

    25. November 14, 2012

      Nine groups in line to snap up Parlophone

      Warner Music and a joint venture led by industry impresario Simon Fuller are among nine groups to have registered interest...

    26. October 8, 2012

      Blavatnik invests in music service Deezer

      Len Blavatnik, whose Access Industries group bought Warner Music last year, has invested $130m in Deezer, the French music...

    27. September 25, 2012

      Cohen to leave Warner Music

      Lyor Cohen, head of Warner Music’s recorded music division and the group’s most prominent creative executive, is resigning...

    28. September 21, 2012

      EMI deal sparks music industry upheaval

      When Lucian Grainge announced his £1.2bn bid for EMI’s recorded music business last November, Universal Music’s London-born...

    29. September 21, 2012

      EMI sale to Universal on cusp of approval

      European and US competition regulators could approve Universal Music’s £1.2bn bid for EMI’s recorded music business as early...

    30. September 5, 2012

      Vivendi/EMI deal hits right notes for bankers

      Barring any further mishaps, EMI – the British music company behind The Beatles, The Sex Pistols and Katy Perry – will...

    31. August 20, 2012

      Deal agreed over Michael Jackson catalogue

      Michael Jackson hits from Beat It to Billie Jean will for the first time be represented by the late singer’s publishing...

    32. July 22, 2012

      Universal asset sales may bypass rivals

      Sony Music and Warner Music risk being shut out of the bidding for assets that Universal Music plans to sacrifice to get its...

    33. July 17, 2012

      Come together

      “Money can’t buy me love”, sang The Beatles in the 1960s. But can money buy you The Beatles – and Coldplay and Queen?...

    34. June 21, 2012

      Rifts over Universal Music’s move for EMI

      A Washington hearing on Universal Music’s £1.2bn bid for EMI’s recorded music business has exposed deep rifts among industry...

    35. May 16, 2012

      Time for Sony to face the music

      Sony is on a roll. No, not the electronics division you once bought your Walkman, PlayStation and Bravia from. That – with...

    36. April 19, 2012

      Brussels approves $2.2bn Sony-EMI deal

      A Sony-led consortium won European Union clearance on Thursday for its $2.2bn purchase of EMI’s music publishing business,...

    37. April 18, 2012

      Sony wins antitrust approval for EMI deal

      A Sony-led consortium will win approval from Brussels for its $2.2bn purchase of EMI’s music publishing business, giving...

    38. March 27, 2012

      Universal to sell $200m of music catalogues

      Universal Music is selling three of its music publishing catalogues in a deal valued at up to $200m that will help to...

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