Facebook and Warner Music ink recorded and published music deal for videos and messages

Just weeks after signing a large licensing deal with leading indy label representative ICE, Facebook has continued its march into the world of music with the news that it has now added Warner Music Gr

Pop star turned entrepreneur Starshell raises $1 million for her Birthday Girl World

For the singer-songwriter Starshell, a one-time protege of Mary J. Blige, success comes in many guises — and the latest is startup entrepreneur. Her song “Birthday Girl“, resonated s

Facebook and Universal Music Group’s new partnership will allow for user-gen videos with licensed music, new social features

Facebook today announced a first-of-its-kind licensing deal with Universal Music Group that will allow users across its properties – including Facebook, Instagram and Oculus – to use Unive

As SoundCloud Signs UMG, CEO Ljung Says Subscriptions Are Coming This Year

As free music streaming continues to grow in popularity, one of the bigger services has hit an important milestone in its bid to build a profitable business. SoundCloud — the Berlin-based au

Rockbot Grabs Funding From Universal Music Group To Bring Its Social Jukebox To More Businesses

Rockbot, a virtual jukebox solution for businesses, has closed strategic investment from Universal Music Group, which is the largest of the major music labels. That funding will be used as Rockbot see

With A Budget Almost Cut In Half And 40 Percent Staff Cuts Can The RIAA Survive?

RIAA's budget comes from music labels and distributors because it represents the interests of the music industry. Therefore, it depends on their willingness. TorrentFreak obtained <a target="_blank" h

Universal Music Group Reports 8.4% Growth In Digital Sales For 2009

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/umg.png" class="shot2" />French media conglomerate <a href="http://www.vivendi.com/vivendi/-accueil-en-">Vivendi</a> this morning <a href="htt

Netbiscuits Signs Tasty Deal With UMG For Artist-Branded Mobile Websites

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/netbiscuits-215x63.png" width="215" height="63" />Chances are you've never heard of <a href="http://www.netbiscuits.com">Netbiscuits</a> - I s

FreeAllMusic Signs Up Universal Music For Ad-Supported Downloads

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/free.jpg" width="213" height="67" /> Universal Music Group is partnering with new ad-sponsored digital music download service <a href=

Middle Eastern Media Giant Backs Upcoming Music Video Site VEVO

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/vevo-logo-215x70.png" width="215" height="70" /><a href="http://vevo.com/">VEVO</a>, the YouTube-powered "Hulu for music videos" which to date

Universal Music Links To Unauthorized, Soundless Eminem YouTube Clip From Its Own Website

<img class="shot2" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/eminem-oops.jpg" alt="" /> Universal Music Group has a long history of bringing lawsuits upon music and video sharing services

Judge Tells UMG: No, You Cannot Sue Veoh's Investors For Copyright Infringement

<img src="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/veohuniv.png" /> Things are not going well for Universal Music Group's in its <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2007/09/05/universal-finally-

Point, Veoh. Court Upholds DMCA Protections In Suit Brought Against It By UMG.

<img class="shot2" src="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/veohuniv.png" /> For those Web companies that comply by it, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Ac

Reznor ditches Universal

Much like Radiohead, Trent Reznor and his industrial metal sounds are leaving Universal for greener pastures. That’s right; Nine Inch Nails is no longer under the thumb of some jackass record label.

Universal Will Still Supply Apple With Music

The other day, people started getting freaky because Universal Music Group stated it was not renewing its iTunes contract with Apple. Everyone, myself included, took it as a sign that UMG would be pul

Universal Music Sues MySpace

After its CEO said in September that YouTube and MySpace owe Universal Music Group “tens of millions of dollars,” the media giant has followed through with its threat and filed suit agains

Microsoft Beds Universal

Microsoft has announced that it has struck a deal to deliver to its Zune store music from the Universal Music Group. The deal will give Universal a cut of every Zune player sold. This arrangement is a