Tag: Universal Music

Take Five (the big five stories and data you need to know) August 23rd 2019

Posted on 23rd August, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Apple, Apple Tv_, Google Chrome, Google Privacy, Greek Football, In Game Concerts, Korn Virtual Gigs, Lover, Paok, Privacy Sandbox, Sport Licensing, Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift Pre Sales, UMG and Universal Music

Taylor Swift, pre-sale love: Taylor Swift tends not to adhere to prevailing industry trends. As a millennial artist with a strong Gen Z following, streaming should rightly be the core of…

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2018 Global Label Market Share: Stream Engine

Posted on 13th March, 2019 by Mark Mulligan in Artists Direct, DIY, Diy Artists, Global Music Market Share, Global Music Revenues, Independent Record Labels, Indie Labels, Indie Market Share, Major Labels, Major Record Labels, Music Revenues, Record Labels, Sony Music, Streaming Revenue 2018, Universal Music and Warner Music

Recorded music revenues grew in 2018 for the fourth consecutive year, reaching $18.8 billion, up $2.2 billion from 2017. Streaming was the engine room of growth, up 30% year on…

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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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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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