Tag: UMG

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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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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