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Hip-Hop Wired
Frank Ocean’s Blonde Ambition Could Get Him Suedcontract with IDJ, resulting in him being able to drop Blonde on his own as an
Frank Ocean’s Blonde Ambition Could Get Him Sued
Hip-Hop Wired / Posted 52 minutes ago
contract with IDJ, resulting in him being able to drop Blonde on his own as an Apple Music exclusive. And that’s why Universal Music Group, Def Jam’s parent company is pissed. So pissed that company CEO Lucian Grainge reportedly sent out a... Read more
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New Kerala
Ariana Grande sued for copyright infringement - newkerala.com #109744night", reports variety.com. David Guetta, who wrote "One last time", music pr
Ariana Grande sued for copyright infringement - newkerala.com #109744
New Kerala / Posted 6 hours ago
night", reports variety.com. David Guetta, who wrote "One last time", music producer Rami Yacoub, songwriter Carl Falk, Universal Music Group and Republic Records are also listed as defendants in the lawsuit. Greggs is claiming that "the... Read more
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NZCity
Idris Elba is training to become a professional kickboxer.written by 'Bronson' co-writer Brock Norman Brock. StudioCanal CEO Danny Perki
Idris Elba is training to become a professional kickboxer.
NZCity / Posted 8 hours ago
written by 'Bronson' co-writer Brock Norman Brock. StudioCanal CEO Danny Perkins confirmed Idris' plans in an interview with ScreenDaily and revealed that "discussions are underway with Universal Music about UMG-owned Island Records being involv... Read more
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Pitchfork
Universal Ending Streaming Exclusives After Frank Ocean’s Self-Released BlondeFrank Ocean’s new Endless visual album, available exclusively via Apple Music,
Universal Ending Streaming Exclusives After Frank Ocean’s Self-Released Blonde
Pitchfork / Posted 16 hours ago
Frank Ocean’s new Endless visual album, available exclusively via Apple Music, may be the last release of its kind for Universal Music Group. Yesterday, a source familiar with the situation told Pitchfork that Endless, which came out on August 19,... Read more
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Variety
Ariana Grande Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Song ‘One Last Time’single he wrote for Skye Stevens titled “Takes All Night.” David Guetta, who wr
Ariana Grande Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Song ‘One Last Time’
Variety / Posted 16 hours ago
single he wrote for Skye Stevens titled “Takes All Night.” David Guetta, who wrote “One Last Time,” Rami Yacoub, Carl Falk, Universal Music Group and Republic Records are also listed as defendants in the lawsuit. Greggs is claiming that “the... Read more
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iLounge
Universal calls an end to exclusives amid criticisms that Apple Music is hurting the industryUniversal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge has sent out an email to UMG executive
Universal calls an end to exclusives amid criticisms that Apple Music is hurting the industry
iLounge / Posted 17 hours ago
Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge has sent out an email to UMG executives according to The Leftsetz Letter, announcing that the company will be prohibiting the practice of exclusive music streaming deals. The move comes on the heels of... Read more
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Billboard
Frank Ocean's Album Is the Straw that Broke Universal Music's Back (and It May Get Him Sued)last week with back-to-back releases: the visual album Endless, released as an
Frank Ocean's Album Is the Straw that Broke Universal Music's Back (and It May Get Him Sued)
Billboard / Posted 18 hours ago
last week with back-to-back releases: the visual album Endless, released as an Apple Music video stream via Def Jam/Universal Music Group; and the 17-song album Blond, released as an Apple exclusive a day later on Ocean's own label, Boys... Read more
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MacDailyNews
Apple Music exclusives come under fire from labels and critics – MacDailyNews“In the wake of the much-anticipated launch of Frank Ocean’s new album ‘Blonde,
Apple Music exclusives come under fire from labels and critics – MacDailyNews
MacDailyNews / Posted 19 hours ago
“In the wake of the much-anticipated launch of Frank Ocean’s new album ‘Blonde,’ Universal Music Group CEO Lucian Grainge has sent out an email to UMG executives, saying that the company is prohibiting the practice of exclusive music streaming moving... Read more
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Fortune
Spotify Has A Big Wrinkle to Iron Out Before It Goes Publiclicensing fees, mainly to labels and music publishers, with roughly 55% of its
Spotify Has A Big Wrinkle to Iron Out Before It Goes Public
Fortune / Posted 21 hours ago
licensing fees, mainly to labels and music publishers, with roughly 55% of its revenue reportedly going to labels such as Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment sne, and Warner Music Group. The Journal notes that Spotify would like to... Read more
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Computer Business Review
Spotify shops around for music deals ahead of IPOGroup and Sony Music Entertainment have expired in 2016. According to Music Bus
Spotify shops around for music deals ahead of IPO
Computer Business Review / Posted yesterday
Group and Sony Music Entertainment have expired in 2016. According to Music Business Worldwide, it has been out of contract with Universal Music Group for more than a year. Currently it is using short-term extensions of these deals to offer... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Idris Elba training to become a professional kickboxerwritten by Bronson co-writer Brock Norman Brock. StudioCanal CEO Danny Perkins
Idris Elba training to become a professional kickboxer
Eye Witness News / Posted yesterday
written by Bronson co-writer Brock Norman Brock. StudioCanal CEO Danny Perkins confirmed Idris' plans in an interview with ScreenDaily and revealed that "discussions are underway with Universal Music about UMG-owned Island Records being invo... Read more
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Irish Examiner
Frank Ocean's Blonde was released independentlythe publication that the copyright on Blonde belongs to Boys Don’t Cry. Boys Do
Frank Ocean's Blonde was released independently
Irish Examiner / Posted yesterday
the publication that the copyright on Blonde belongs to Boys Don’t Cry. Boys Don’t Cry is not affiliated with Def Jam or Universal Music Group. (Jordan Strauss/AP) While the full credits to Blonde haven’t been released yet, iTunes and Apple... Read more
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New York Post
Universal swears off exclusive music-streaming dealsstrong enough to take a stand against the “exclusive” releases favored by Tidal
Universal swears off exclusive music-streaming deals
New York Post / Posted yesterday
strong enough to take a stand against the “exclusive” releases favored by Tidal, Apple Music and other streaming services. Universal Music — the world’s largest music company, with a 33.5 percent market share — reached a “strategic commitment” to... Read more
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iol.co.za
Idris Elba, the kickboxer: ‘This is no act’written by 'Bronson' co-writer Brock Norman Brock. StudioCanal CEO Danny Perki
Idris Elba, the kickboxer: ‘This is no act’
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
written by 'Bronson' co-writer Brock Norman Brock. StudioCanal CEO Danny Perkins confirmed Idris' plans in an interview with ScreenDaily and revealed that "discussions are underway with Universal Music about UMG-owned Island Records being involv... Read more
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Houston Chronicle
LA Rams Team Up With American Airlines as Official Partnerspresence at LAX after having teamed up with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Holly
LA Rams Team Up With American Airlines as Official Partners
Houston Chronicle / Posted yesterday
presence at LAX after having teamed up with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Hollywood Bowl, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Universal Music Group, American Film Institute and British Academy of Film and Television Arts – Los Angeles... Read more
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Hip-Hop Wired
Frank Ocean Finessed His Way Off Def Jam, Blonde Is IndependentWith that said, Blonde will be probably be no. 1 on the Billboard charts this w
Frank Ocean Finessed His Way Off Def Jam, Blonde Is Independent
Hip-Hop Wired / Posted yesterday
With that said, Blonde will be probably be no. 1 on the Billboard charts this week, sans a Def Jam logo. Universal Music Group, which owns Def Jam, has already reacted. Yesterday (Aug. 22), its CEO Lucian Grainge announced it would no longer be... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
History: Jazz legend 'Bird' Parker bornLegendary jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Kan
History: Jazz legend 'Bird' Parker born
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
Legendary jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Kansas City. (Photo: Universal Music) August 23, 1954: The small community of Charleston, Arkansas, admitted 11 African-American students, becoming the first in the former... Read more
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Billboard
Amazon's Echo-Only Music Streaming Service Again Rumoredget signatures from the major labels or publishers, an important part of runnin
Amazon's Echo-Only Music Streaming Service Again Rumored
Billboard / Posted 2 days ago
get signatures from the major labels or publishers, an important part of running a streaming business. The three majors -- Universal Music, Sony Music and Warner Music -- did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Amazon also did not... Read more
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Billboard
Sterling Simms Joins Universal Music Publishing as Director of CreativeSterling Simms has been appointed director of creative at Universal Music Publi
Sterling Simms Joins Universal Music Publishing as Director of Creative
Billboard / Posted 2 days ago
Sterling Simms has been appointed director of creative at Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG). The Los Angeles-based Simms will work with the company’s worldwide A&R team to sign and develop talent and create global opportunities for songwriters.... Read more
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Billboard
Competitors SoundCloud and Mixcloud Tout New Song, Curator Countsin the near future.” In other Mixcloud news, the firm has redesigned its websi
Competitors SoundCloud and Mixcloud Tout New Song, Curator Counts
Billboard / Posted 2 days ago
in the near future.” In other Mixcloud news, the firm has redesigned its website and updated its mobile apps, while former Universal Music Group CTO Simon Watt is joining its advisory board. SOUNDCLOUD GROWS SONG CATALOG Across the North Sea,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Demi Lovato accused of stealing material from Sleigh Bells for 'Stars'in her 2015 hit, Stars Sleigh Bells' Derek E Miller and Sydney Alexis Krauss f
Demi Lovato accused of stealing material from Sleigh Bells for 'Stars'
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
in her 2015 hit, Stars Sleigh Bells' Derek E Miller and Sydney Alexis Krauss filed a federal lawsuit against the singer, Universal Music Group and Island Records The band's lawsuit accuses Lovato of ripping off 'compositional elements' from... Read more
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Billboard
Executive Turntable: New Hires at Spotify, Republic Records, Def Jam, Library of Congress and MoreDeutsch as EVP, Music Creative Director, in which his clients included Target,
Executive Turntable: New Hires at Spotify, Republic Records, Def Jam, Library of Congress and More
Billboard / Posted 2 days ago
Deutsch as EVP, Music Creative Director, in which his clients included Target, Taco Bell, VW, Dr. Pepper and others. -- Universal Music Group has announced a joint venture with Petrol Records that will allow for a newly immersive INXS... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Detroit's 100 Greatest Songs extra: Professionals' picksmake that final cut. Today we present the 70 top selections from our professio
Detroit's 100 Greatest Songs extra: Professionals' picks
Detroit Free Press / Posted 4 days ago
make that final cut. Today we present the 70 top selections from our professionals' group. Marvin Gaye in 1971 (Photo: Universal Music Group) TOP VOTE-GETTERS: MUSIC PROFESSIONALS' PICKS 1. “What's Going On,” Marvin Gaye 2. “Dancing in the... Read more
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New York Post
Vevo on the hunt for $500M cash infusionErik Huggers said the company was exploring a paid subscription service and pla
Vevo on the hunt for $500M cash infusion
New York Post / Posted 5 days ago
Erik Huggers said the company was exploring a paid subscription service and planning a global rollout of its content. Universal Music Group and Sony Music Group are the biggest Vevo shareholders, while Abu Dhabi Media Group and Google own... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple MusicOrchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his webs
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple Music
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 5 days ago
Orchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his website boysdontcry.co, but representatives from Universal Music Group and Apple Music didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. Fans have been anxiously... Read more
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Billboard
Vevo Reportedly Draws Half-Billion in Capital to Fund Expansion, Original ProgrammingThe company, majority-owned by Universal Music Group, now has the cash it needs
Vevo Reportedly Draws Half-Billion in Capital to Fund Expansion, Original Programming
Billboard / Posted 5 days ago
The company, majority-owned by Universal Music Group, now has the cash it needs to grow beyond "music videos." Vevo has secured $500 million in capital financing from Goldman Sachs, a source with knowledge of the deal has confirmed to Billboard.... Read more
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KELO Sioux Falls
Apple Music Posts New Frank Ocean Video AlbumOrchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his webs
Apple Music Posts New Frank Ocean Video Album
KELO Sioux Falls / Posted 5 days ago
Orchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his website boysdontcry.co, but representatives from Universal Music Group and Apple Music didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. Fans have been anxiously... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple MusicOrchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his webs
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple Music
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 5 days ago
Orchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his website boysdontcry.co, but representatives from Universal Music Group and Apple Music didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. Fans have been anxiously... Read more
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Variety
Vevo Is Looking to Raise $500 Million: Reportfor independence, and to more directly compete with Spotify and Apple Music. V
Vevo Is Looking to Raise $500 Million: Report
Variety / Posted 5 days ago
for independence, and to more directly compete with Spotify and Apple Music. Vevo is currently owned by Warner Music and the Universal Music Group, with Google and the Abu Dhabi Media Company holding smaller stakes in the company as well.Filed Und... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple MusicOrchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his webs
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple Music
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 5 days ago
Orchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his website boysdontcry.co, but representatives from Universal Music Group and Apple Music didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. Fans have been anxiously... Read more
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KIVI Boise
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple MusicOrchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his webs
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple Music
KIVI Boise / Posted 5 days ago
Orchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his website boysdontcry.co, but representatives from Universal Music Group and Apple Music didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. Fans have been anxiously... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple MusicOrchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his webs
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple Music
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 5 days ago
Orchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his website boysdontcry.co, but representatives from Universal Music Group and Apple Music didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. Fans have been anxiously... Read more
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KGTV San Diego
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple MusicOrchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his webs
New Frank Ocean album hits Apple Music
KGTV San Diego / Posted 5 days ago
Orchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his website boysdontcry.co, but representatives from Universal Music Group and Apple Music didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. Fans have been anxiously... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Apple Music posts new Frank Ocean video albumOrchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his webs
Apple Music posts new Frank Ocean video album
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 5 days ago
Orchestra. Ocean has been teasing information about his next album on his website boysdontcry.co, but representatives from Universal Music Group and Apple Music didn't immediately respond to emails seeking comment. Fans have been anxiously... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Free To Worship secures gem Ntokozogongs, including several SAMA’s and Crown Gospel Awards. The album has also rec
Free To Worship secures gem Ntokozo
New Zimbabwe / Posted 6 days ago
gongs, including several SAMA’s and Crown Gospel Awards. The album has also received double platinum certification from Universal music. Following a successful couple of years, including their effervescent Thank You concert in Luton in 2015,... Read more
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Billboard
Meet 6 Spanish Pop Stars Dominating Spain's Albums Chartas the cast album from the Disney Latin America show Soy Luna and the debut alb
Meet 6 Spanish Pop Stars Dominating Spain's Albums Chart
Billboard / Posted 6 days ago
as the cast album from the Disney Latin America show Soy Luna and the debut album from Morat, a Colombian band signed to Universal Music Spain.) The artists in the current top 10 range from 11-year-old Adrian to Malú, a singer who’s maintained... Read more
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Billboard
Tencent, Now Biggest In Chinese Tech, Touts Digital Music as Gov't Announces $30 Billion Venture Capital FundMusic also purchased Gold Typhoon, a Chinese entertainment company, in 2014 to
Tencent, Now Biggest In Chinese Tech, Touts Digital Music as Gov't Announces $30 Billion Venture Capital Fund
Billboard / Posted 6 days ago
Music also purchased Gold Typhoon, a Chinese entertainment company, in 2014 to bolster its operations in the country. Universal Music Group, the world's largest label, signed a forward-thinking licensing deal with search giant Baidu back in... Read more
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Billboard
Copyright Royalty Board? Statutory, Mechanical Performance? A Primer for the World of Music Licensing and Its Pricingthe National Music Publishers' Assn. and the Nashville Songwriters Assn. Intern
Copyright Royalty Board? Statutory, Mechanical Performance? A Primer for the World of Music Licensing and Its Pricing
Billboard / Posted 6 days ago
the National Music Publishers' Assn. and the Nashville Songwriters Assn. International have settled with the Universal Music Group and the Warner Music Group to keep the existing statutory rates -- 9.1 cents per song and 24 cents per... Read more
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Hip-Hop Wired
Kanye West Launches 21-City PABLO Global Pop-Up Store Eventwith the times and locations announced on West’s website. According to the pres
Kanye West Launches 21-City PABLO Global Pop-Up Store Event
Hip-Hop Wired / Posted 6 days ago
with the times and locations announced on West’s website. According to the press release, the event is a partnership with Universal Music Group’s Bravado merchandise and branding arm. Each location will have exclusive designs that can only be... Read more
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Royal Oak Daily Tribune
Kanye West bringing temporary store to Detroit this weekendtake place this weekend, Friday, Aug. 19th through Sunday, Aug. 21. The tempor
Kanye West bringing temporary store to Detroit this weekend
Royal Oak Daily Tribune / Posted 6 days ago
take place this weekend, Friday, Aug. 19th through Sunday, Aug. 21. The temporary stores continue Kanye�s partnership with Universal Music Group�s Bravado � the industry leader in merchandise and branding services for recording artists and... Read more
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Hip-Hop Wired
Birdman Teams With Apple Music To Produce Cash Money Records Documentaryan eye on how this is supposed to work. With artists like Lil Wayne thought to
Birdman Teams With Apple Music To Produce Cash Money Records Documentary
Hip-Hop Wired / Posted 7 days ago
an eye on how this is supposed to work. With artists like Lil Wayne thought to be shareholders in Jay Z’s TIDAL and Cash Money itself distributed through Universal Music, there is sure to be a lot of legal wrangling to take place. Photo: Ins... Read more
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DW
Paul McCartney plans new album, signs with Capitol Records |I ever bought was Gene Vincent's 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' on the Capitol label." Los An
Paul McCartney plans new album, signs with Capitol Records |
DW / Posted 7 days ago
I ever bought was Gene Vincent's 'Be-Bop-A-Lula' on the Capitol label." Los Angeles-based Capitol Records, part of the Universal Music group, said it would be developing a plan to catalogue McCartney's oeuvre. That means it would be moving it... Read more
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Junkee
Michael Kiwanuka On Love, Hate, And Everything In-Betweena lot of producers and songwriters that I grew up with. She’s making a mix of f
Michael Kiwanuka On Love, Hate, And Everything In-Between
Junkee / Posted 7 days ago
a lot of producers and songwriters that I grew up with. She’s making a mix of folk, soul and pop. It’s different – it’s not vintage soul, it’s her own thing. I’d definitely tell people to check her out. Love & Hate is out now through Universal Mus... Read more
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Gulf News
McCartney working on new album, signs with Capitolnew music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to
McCartney working on new album, signs with Capitol
Gulf News / Posted 7 days ago
new music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to the world.”Capitol, which is part of Universal Music Group, said it was developing plans for how to manage McCartney’s back catalogue, and would implement them... Read more
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iafrica.com
Paul McCartney working on new albumnew music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to
Paul McCartney working on new album
iafrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
new music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to the world." Capitol, which is part of Universal Music Group, said it was developing plans for how to manage McCartney's back catalog, and would implement them from... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
McCartney working on new album, signs with Capitolnew music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to
McCartney working on new album, signs with Capitol
Manila Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
new music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to the world.” Capitol, which is part of Universal Music Group, said it was developing plans for how to manage McCartney’s back catalog, and would implement them from... Read more
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Faster Louder
Michael Kiwanuka on love, hate, and everything in betweena lot of producers and songwriters that I grew up with. She’s making a mix of f
Michael Kiwanuka on love, hate, and everything in between
Faster Louder / Posted 7 days ago
a lot of producers and songwriters that I grew up with. She’s making a mix of folk, soul and pop. It’s different – it’s not vintage soul, it’s her own thing. I’d definitely tell people to check her out. Love & Hate is out now through Universal Mus... Read more
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Rappler
Paul McCartney working on new album, signs with Capitolnew music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to
Paul McCartney working on new album, signs with Capitol
Rappler / Posted 7 days ago
new music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to the world." Capitol, which is part of Universal Music Group, said it was developing plans for how to manage McCartney's back catalog, and would implement them from... Read more
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Japan Today
McCartney working on new album ‹ Japan Todaynew music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to
McCartney working on new album ‹ Japan Today
Japan Today / Posted 7 days ago
new music for years to come, and that Capitol will be helping to present it to the world.” Capitol, which is part of Universal Music Group, said it was developing plans for how to manage McCartney’s back catalog, and would implement them from... Read more
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Billboard
IMS Asia-Pacific 2016 Announces First Speakers: Skrillex, Alesso, Pete Tong & MoreSony Music Entertainment, Japan) Murat Kilic (Artist, CEO, Spice - Reckless Re
IMS Asia-Pacific 2016 Announces First Speakers: Skrillex, Alesso, Pete Tong & More
Billboard / Posted 7 days ago
Sony Music Entertainment, Japan) Murat Kilic (Artist, CEO, Spice - Reckless Republic, Australia) Wade Cawood (CEO / Founder, Pulse Global) Caralinda Booth (Artist Development, Universal Music, China) Jonathan Serbin (Billboard, Head... Read more
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