Tag: Universal Music

Taylor Swift, Label Services and What Comes Next

Posted on 22nd November, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in #MERKY, ADA, Billy Bragg, Cooking Vinyl, Janet Jackson, Label Services, Label Services Deals, Major Labels, Majors, Martin Goldschmidt, Nick Cave, Pete Jenner, Record Labels, Rick Astley, Stormzy, Taylor Swift, UMG, Universal Music, Universal Music Group, Vivendi, Warner Music Group and WMG

Taylor Swift has done it again, striking a deal with UMG that includes a commitment from the world’s largest label group to share proceeds from Spotify stock saleswith artists, even…

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Could Spotify Buy Universal? 

Posted on 11th May, 2018 by Mark Mulligan in Alphabet, Amazon, AOL, Apple, Chance The Rapper, Emi, Facebook, Frank Ocean, Google, Man In The High Castle, Manchester By The Sea, Netflix, Originals, Seagram, Sony Music, Thorn Electronics, UMG, UMG IPO, Universal Ipo, Universal Music, Universal Music Group Ipo, Vincent Bolloré, Vivendi and Warner Music

Vivendi is reported to be proposing to its board a plan for spinning out Universal Music. It is certainly the right time for a spin off (always sell before the peak),…

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The Three Eras Of Paid Streaming

Posted on 28th July, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in 3 Ages Of Streaming, 3 Eras Of Streaming, 3 Phases Of Streaming, AI, Alexa, Amazon, Amazon Echo, Financial Institutions, Funds, Hedge Funds, Investment, Major Labels, Paid Streaming, Record Labels, Sme, Sony, Sony Corporation, Sony Music, Spotify, Spotify Ipo, Streaming, Streaming Evolution, Streaming Market, Streaming Subscriptions, Subscriptions, The Three Eras Of Streaming, Universal, Universal Music, Vivendi and Voice

Streaming has driven such a revenue renaissance within the major record labels that the financial markets are now falling over themselves to work out where they can invest in the…

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Announcing MIDiA’s State Of The Streaming Nation 2 Report

Posted on 5th June, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in 7Digital, Alibaba, Amazon, Anghami, Apple, Apple Music, Cdiscount, Cstream, CÜR Media, Deezer, Echo, Google, Google Play Music All Acccess, Hitster, IFPI, KKBOX, KuGou, Kuwo, MelOn, Merlin, Midia Streaming, Mixcloud, MTV Trax, Napster, Pandora, QQ Music, Radionomy, Saavn, Slacker, So Music, Société Générale, Sony Music, Soundcloud, State Of The Streaming Nation, State Of The Streaming Nation 2, Streaming, Streaming Forecasts, Streaming Market Share, Streaming Market Value, Streaming Music Market, Streaming Numbers, Streaming Users, Subscribers, Tencent, The Echo Nest, Tidal, TIM Music, Universal Music, Vevo, Vivo Musica, Warner Music, Worldwide Independent Network and Youtube

2016 was the year that streaming turned the recorded music business into a good news story, with revenue growth so strong that it drove nearly a billion dollars of total…

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