Post Profile

Universal's takeover of EMI poses threat to musical diversity

Merger promises to rescue EMI but would turn Universal into a super-major that could squeeze out independent labels When Rupert Murdoch tried to buy the part of BSkyB he didn't own, which would give him 40% ownership of all British commercial TV, there was political and media outrage, yet we've seen no such reaction to the news of Universal's swoop for EMI, despite the fact that the deal will give it more than 40% of the recorded music market – creating what Warner Music's exiting chairman calls "a super-major".
read more


Related Posts

SoundCloud Nears Deal With Major Labels, Ownership Stake Included

Entertainment Industry / Music Industry : Hypebot

Soundcloud is close to finalizing a deal that would give the three major label groups an ownership stake in exchange for the labels not suing the audio platform. The deal, which gives Universal. Sony and Warner Music each a 3-5% sha...

Universal's EMI takeover turns artists into 'assets'

Entertainment Industry / Music Industry : Music Industry Blog

Musicians whose labels are being sold off, such as Coldplay, Lilly Allen and Kylie Minogue, are being treated like commodities Though, to many, the European Commission's approval of the EMI sale to Universal Music will not come as a...

Universal's £1.2bn EMI takeover approved – with conditions

Entertainment Industry / Music Industry : Music Industry Blog

EC says music giant can buy rival only if it sells off labels that are home to Coldplay, Blur, Kylie Minogue and others Universal Music has been given the green light for its £1.2bn EMI takeover by the European Commission, but will ...

Universal's EMI takeover: the great rock'n'roll swindle?

Entertainment Industry / Music Industry : Music Industry Blog

'Assets' displaced by Universal's takeover of EMI are being offered for sale to independent labels – is it a good deal? In the past few weeks, it has emerged that the head of Universal Music Group, Lucian Grainge, has offered to sel...

The Week In Music Publishing 2.24.12

Entertainment Industry / Music Industry : Hypebot

In a continued effort to buy the recording side of EMI, Universal has gone directly to EU regulators for approval of the takeover. Sony/ATV will follow suit for the publishing side of EMI. Warner Music Group and independent labels a...


Music Industry
Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC