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Rita Ora Exit From Universal Influencing Others To Go Too

by Music-News.com

Rita Ora has been asked by other artists how to successfully split from a record label in the wake of leaving Universal’s Roc Nation.

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Mariah Carey Jupiters Gold Coast Show 2013: Photo Gerry Nicholls

Mariah Carey Returns To Sony

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Mariah Carey is returning home to Sony where she had some of her biggest hits early in her career.

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Slash. image by Ros O'Gorman

Slash Writing Music For Universal Studios Halloween Maze

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Slash is following in the footsteps of Black Sabbath and supplying the music for Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween 3D Maze this year.

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Paul McCartney photo by Karen Freedman, Noise11, Photo

New Releases For W/C September 6, 2013

by Gavin Ryan

New Releases for week commencing Friday 30th August, 2013 (unless otherwise noted below).

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Cold Chisel Leaves Warner And Starts New Label

by Paul Cashmere

After 35 years and 6 million album sales Cold Chisel have left Warner Music to start their own label.

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Chance Waters Signs With Island Records

by Paul Cashmere

Sydney hip-hop artist Chance Waters has signed with Island Records for distribution from Universal Music.

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Exclusive Record Store Day Releases From Universal

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) have released the list of exclusive records they will be making available through independent music retailers for April 20’s Record Store Day.

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John O’Donnell Named Managing Director Of EMI Australia

by Paul Cashmere

John O’Donnell has returned to EMI to head the new operation of the company within Universal Music.

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Warner Music Buys Parlophone For $744 Million

by Paul Cashmere

Parlophone Records, the only record label smart enough to sign The Beatles, has been sold to Warner Music for £487 million ($AUD744 million).

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Universal To Appoint New EMI Head For Australia

by Paul Cashmere

Universal Music has confirmed that the take-over of EMI Records in Australia is now complete and that that Marketing, Promotions and A&R will continue to run separately but under Universal management.

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Universal Absorbs EMI And Then There Were Three

by Paul Cashmere

There are now three major music labels in Australia following the absorption of EMI into Universal Music this week.

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Record Labels Come Together To Try And Save HMV

by Music-News.com

Major record labels have got together to offer a rescue package for the HMV chain which recently went into administration.

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Universal Music Was Biggest Label Of 2012

by Paul Cashmere

Universal Music dominated music sales in 2012 with 32.41% of all music sold in 2012 coming from the company.

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YouTube Wipes 2 Billion Video Fake Views From Stats

by Paul Cashmere

YouTube has removed false video views with Sony and Universal Music losing more than 2 billion views as a result.

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Metallica, Lars Ulrich, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Metallica Start Their Own Record Label Blackened

by Paul Cashmere

After 28 years Metallica have taken ownership of their original masters and have launched their own label Blackened Recordings.

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AIR Speaks Out About Universal EMI Merger Approval By ACCC

by Paul Cashmere

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association has spoken out about the dangers of the Universal Music and EMI merger and ramifications to the music industry in Australia and globally.

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Noah Stewart

Noah Stewart And Rachael Leahcar To Perform For Sydney’s First Yellow Lounge

by Paul Cashmere

Harlem tenor Noah Stewart and The Voice finalist Rachael Leahcar have been chosen as the first performers for the very first Yellow Lounge in Sydney.

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Isles of Wonder Music for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games

London Olympics Opening Ceremony Soundtrack Released Through Universal

by Paul Cashmere

Universal Music have released ‘Isle of Wonder – Music for The Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games’.

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Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks

The Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks 35th Anniversary Edition Coming

by Paul Cashmere

The Sex Pistols punk classic ‘Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols’ is now 35 years old and about to be re-released in a deluxe box set.

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ABC Music Stays Universal

by Paul Cashmere

ABC Music, the ABC’s contemporary and classical music labels, has re-signed its distribution agreement with Universal Music and has expanded the deal to bring its ABC Kids Music label into the partnership.

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Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks

Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Gets 35th Anniversary Make-over

by Roger Wink, VVN Music

The seminal punk rock the Sex Pistols have inked a deal with Universal U.K. for the release of an expanded edition of their album Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.

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Lady Gaga. image by Tim Cashmere

Universal Music Was The Biggest Music Label Of 2011

by Paul Cashmere

Universal Music maintained its position as the biggest music label of 2011 but it was close.

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Madonna. photo by Kevin Mazur from madonna.com

New Madonna Album Completed

by Paul Cashmere

Madonna has downed tools on her next album and first album in five years. The yet-to-be titled album is the first of three albums Madonna will release on Interscope Records, via Universal after leaving Warner Music.

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Universal Music Buys EMI, Sony Gets EMI Publishing

by Paul Cashmere

Universal Music Group (UMG) has signed an agreement to buy EMI’s recorded music division for £1.2 billion. ($AUD1.8 billion, $US1.9 billion).

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John O’Donnell Named Managing Director Of EMI Australia

John O’Donnell has returned to EMI to head the new operation of the company within Universal Music.

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Parlophone Records, the only record label smart enough to sign The Beatles, has been sold to Warner Music for £487 million ($AUD744 million).

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