Universal Music Group


One of the largest media companies on the planet, the Universal Music Group posesses a market share of almost a quarter of all global music sales. The story of Universal is one rife with mergers and acquisitions, although it can be traced back to 1898 with Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. The consolidation is too lengthy to list here, but today's Universal has been built on formerly independent companies like Deutsche Grammophon, Music Corporation of America (MCA), Polydor, Decca, Philips, PolyGram, Verve, ABC, Chess, Island, Def Jam, Geffen, Motown, Rodven, Interscope and Mercury among others.

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Blacklist Royals join Krian/UMG
Blacklist Royals have signed to Krian Music Group, distributed by Universal Music Group. Their debut record for the label is titled Die Young With Me and is due out this spring via Krian /…
2014-01-29 15:00:01

Gaslight Anthem to release B-sides collection
Gaslight Anthem will precede their upcoming 2014 LP with a collection of rarities. The record is titled The B-Sides and is due out January 28, 2014. Fans…
2013-11-25 13:30:01

AFI / Youth Code / Coming (North America)
AFI have announced additional North American tour dates, kicking off in early January. The band released their first album in four years, Burials , earlier this year. Update: Youth Code and Coming will support the…
2013-11-20 16:00:02

The 1975 (North America)
The 1975 have announced a 2014 tour, kicking off in April. The band released their self-titled debut earlier this…
2013-11-19 12:00:01

Frank Turner: "River" (Joni Mitchell)
Frank Turner recently sat down with Folk-O-Rama and performed a cover of "River," originally by Joni Mitchell. The original version appears on Mitchell's 1971 album…
2013-11-06 13:35:01

The 1975: "Girls"
The 1975 have released a music video for their song "Girls," which appears on the band's self-titled debut released last…
2013-10-25 16:00:01

Jimmy Eat World (east coast)
Jimmy Eat World have announced some east coast shows this…
2013-10-22 11:00:01

Childish Gambino to release 'Because The Internet'
Alternative hip hop musician Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) has set a December 10, 2013 release date for his next album, because the internet. Along with the release date, the first single, "3005" is out now.…
2013-10-21 17:05:01

AFI: "No Resurrection"
Rolling Stone has premiered another new song from AFI, this time a track titled "No Resurrection." The song is set to appear on the band's upcoming album Burials, their first since Crash Love in 2009. Burials is due out next week, on October 22, 2013. You can check out the song…
2013-10-15 12:30:02

AFI: "A Deep Slow Panic"
Spin has posted a new song from AFI's upcoming album, Burials, titled "A Deep Slow Panic." The record is due out on October 22, 2013; the band's last release was Crash Love back in 2009. You can listen to the song…
2013-10-10 13:30:01


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