Tag: Liberty Media

Just Who Would Buy Universal Music?

Posted on 14th January, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, Artists Direct, Bolloré Group, Deezer, First Access Entertainment, Formula 1 Racing, Institutional Investors, Liberty Media, Live Nation, Major Label Market Shares, MLB, Pandora, Perform, Private Equity, Record Label Market Shares, Saavn, SiriusXM, Sme, Sony Music, The Atlanta Braves, UMG, Umg Market Share, Universal Market Share, Universal Music, Universal Music Investment, Universal Music Sale, Vincent Bolloré, Vivendi, Warner Music, WMG and Yannick Bolloré

Vivendi continues to look for a buyer for a portion of Universal Music. Though the process has been running officially since May 2018, the transaction (or transactions) may not close…

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Pandora’s Loss Is Sirius XM’s Gain

Posted on 9th November, 2017 by Mark Mulligan in Apple Music, Interactive Radio, Liberty Acquisition, Liberty Media, Napster, Pandora, Radio, Reach Metrics, Rhapsody, Satellite Radio, Semi-interactive Radio, Sirius XM, Spotify, Streaming, Streaming Radio, Us Radio Market, Wau and Web Radio

Pandora is in trouble, as explained by the consistently excellent Tim Ingham at Music Business Worldwide, after losing a billion dollars over the last four years and monthly active users…

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Watch Out Access, Liberty Media Is Building A Full Stack Music Company

Posted on 7th September, 2016 by Mark Mulligan in Access Industries, BMG, Deezer, Liberty Global, Liberty Media, Live Nation, Mtv, Next Big Sound, Pandora, Rdio, Saavn, Sirius XM, Songkick, Sony Music, Ticket Fly, UMG, Universal Music, Warner Music and WMG

Access Industries’ full stack music company has, ahem, company: Liberty Media. With a combined market market cap of $37 billion, John Malone’s Liberty group of companies is by anyone’s standards…

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