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Tag Archives: Universal Music

Jonas Nachsin Appointed General Manager Of Spinefarm Records

Posted by on August 12, 2013

Jonas Nachsin spent 20 years at Roadrunner Records (the last 12 as president) before stepping down back in November. Now he’ll be bringing his experience to Spinefarm Records. It was announced this morning that Nachsin has been appointed general manager worldwide for the Finnish label (which has been part of Universal Music since 2002). Nachsin […]

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Universal Music Sells Sanctuary Records To BMG

Posted by on February 18, 2013

While Universal Music’s takeover of EMI Music was approved late last year, part of the agreement acquired Universal to sell off a handful of its own assets. One of those labels includes Sanctuary Records (once the label home of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Megadeth and more). And this past Friday (February 15), BMG announced it […]

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Universal Buyout Of EMI Music OK’d By EU [Update: America Too]

Posted by on September 21, 2012

The four major label groups are set to become three, as European regulators earlier today approved Universal Music’s takeover of EMI Music. The $1.9 billion takeover will make Universal the largest music company in the world. As part of the deal, Universal will divest roughly a third of the assets of EMI, which the New […]

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Spotify Signs Deal With Universal, One Step Closer To U.S. Debut

Posted by on June 13, 2011

The European music service’s U.S. debut has been a work in progress for over two years now. While recently made upgrades and rumored partnerships have showed promise, Spotify’s headway in securing licensing deals is making its U.S. debut even more likely. The Wall Street Jounal’s All Things Digital is reporting that Spotify has secured a […]

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