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Kiran Gandhi: MBA Student By Day, M.I.A.'s Drummer By Night

Anahita Bahri | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Anahita Bahri

Just over a month ago, Sarah Inoue Virk, a Music Business major at Berklee College of Music, hosted an event called "Balancing Musicianship and Busine...

Robin Thicke Is Already Celebrating The Grammys

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Music Group celebrated its domination on the charts with an event featuring its top acts, including Robin Thicke and Lo...

Record Companies Suing Sirius XM

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The music industry's largest record companies are suing SiriusXM Radio for royalties it says the satellite radio company didn't pa...

Jay-Z Makes A Huge Move

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment

Jay-Z and Universal Music Group have signed a deal to move the rap mogul's Roc Nation imprint over from Sony/Columbia, according to the New York Times...

It's Time for Women of Color to Talk Back

Eva Shang | Posted 02.11.2013 | Teen
Eva Shang

As a member of the SPARKteam, I recently had the privilege of becoming involved in the fight against the degradation of women in the media industry.

No Letup on Big Telecom and Big Media Companies Behaving Badly

Art Brodsky | Posted 04.25.2012 | Technology
Art Brodsky

The idea of big companies continuing to control their markets, and control the behavior of consumers, continues to march on. Even now, two major deals are proceeding apace, one in telecom and one in the entertainment world.

Common Says He Got His Mojo Back With His New Album

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 02.21.2012 | Black Voices

NEW YORK — Most people are excited before recording a new album, but Common didn't particularly feel that way. He says before making his ninth ...

Madonna Signs Three-Album Deal With Interscope

Rolling Stone | Posted 12.15.2011 | Fifty

Madonna has signed a three-album deal with Interscope in which she will earn a base of $1 million per record. The pop star's pact with Interscope and ...

New Controversy For Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

Posted 02.09.2012 | Entertainment

UPDATE: The video has been pulled from Vimeo, making it seem as if UMG has won the most recent round in the back-and-forth war over this video. ____...

Beatles, Katy Perry Label To Be Sold To Universal, Sony

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

LOS ANGELES -- EMI Group Ltd., the iconic British music company that is home to The Beatles, Coldplay and Katy Perry, is being split and sold for $4.1...

OohLaLA Festival Charms Again

Nicole Garton | Posted 12.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Nicole Garton

The OohLaLA Festival sashayed onto the scene for a third installment of its French musical showcase. The festival featured a diverse lineup of contemporary talent, each exuding a certain je ne sais quoi.

Spotify: Behind the Velvet Rope

Pedro L. Rodriguez | Posted 09.26.2011 | Technology
Pedro L. Rodriguez

If you're familiar with services like Pandora and Grooveshark, you might be asking yourself what the fuss is all about?

Report: Spotify Inks U.S. Deal with World's Largest Record Label

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 08.14.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Spotify has reportedly made a deal with Universal Music Group, the behemoth among record labels, to distribute its music online in the United States.

Musicians May Be Owed BILLIONS In Unpaid Royalties

David Kusek | Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts
David Kusek

If you are a recording artist or a manager and have been distributing music on iTunes under a deal with one of the big record labels, pay attention. ...

L.A. Reid Leaves Island Def Jam, Joins X Factor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Antonio L.A. Reid has resigned his post as chairman of Island Def Jam Records, and joined the judging panel of "The X Factor." He is responsible for s...

Arctic Monkeys' Humbug, This Week's New Album Releases, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
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Mike Ragogna

It's refreshing that a young, promising group like Arctic Monkeys and its producers were smart enough to reinvent the brand before it got stale and formulaic, which this project absolutely is not.

HuffPost Exclusive: The 40th Anniversary of Carpenters / Interview with Richard Carpenter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Richard Carpenter: "So many people have said to us, 'We can understand every word to your songs,' which, with all the pop and rock records at the time, was difficult to do."

Vevo: YouTube, Universal Announce Music Video Site

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — YouTube and Universal Music Group are teaming up on an online music video venture that will launch later this year with Universal'...

YouTube, Universal Consider Partnering For Music Video Site

Reuters | Yinka Adegoke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Google Inc's YouTube and Universal Music Group are in talks to create a premium online music video service, sources familiar with the situation said o...

Anthony David: The Soul of Michelle Obama's iPod

Ben Arnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ben Arnon

Anthony David, an Atlanta-based neo-soul artist, recently released his first major label album entitled Acey Deucy. He's also got a new fan: Michelle Obama.

Court To Record Labels: Your "Rules" About Reselling Promotional CDs Are Bogus

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tony Sachs

If record companies really expect these people to not sell their freebies online or to used record stores, then they're even stupider than they seem.

More Music Layoffs: A Dozen At DefJam

Silicon Valley Insider | Peter Kafka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Unfortunately for employees at big music labels, it looks as if we're going to be hearing this refrain for a while: Universal Music Group's Island Def...