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Soundgarden Refuse to Drop 2008 Fire Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group

In the two months since The New York Times Magazine published its bombshell report about hundreds of Universal Music Group artists allegedly losing their master recordings…
Tosten Burks / August 28, 2019

Hole Dropped From Universal Music Fire Lawsuit

Hole have been dropped as plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit filed against Universal Music Group in response to a bombshell New York Times Magazine…
Tosten Burks / August 19, 2019

Universal Music Group Admits At Least 22 Masters Probably Lost in 2008 Fire

Universal Music Group's response to the The New York Times Magazine's bombshell report that the company's 2008 warehouse fire in Los Angeles destroyed many thousands…
Tosten Burks / July 17, 2019

Universal Music Group Launches 70 Person Team to Respond to Angry Artists

At last count, the 2008 warehouse fire at Universal Studios in Los Angeles reportedly destroyed over 700 Universal Music Group artists' master recordings. Considering the company…
Tosten Burks / June 26, 2019

Hole, Soundgarden, Estates of Tupac and Tom Petty Sue Universal Music Group Over Warehouse Fire

Earlier this month, the New York Times Magazine published a lengthy investigation into a warehouse fire at Universal Studios in 2008. The fire, which Universal…
Rob Arcand / June 22, 2019

YouTube and UMG Remaster Classic Videos from Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Janet Jackson, and More

YouTube Music and Universal Music Group partnered to remaster classic music videos from the likes of the Beastie Boys, Nirvana, Janet Jackson, and Lady Gaga,…
Maggie Serota / June 19, 2019

Taylor Swift Has a New Record Deal

Just weeks after becoming a free agent, Taylor Swift has signed a new deal with Republic Records and its parent company Universal Music Group. The move follows the expiration of…
Anna Gaca / November 19, 2018

Lil Wayne Settles Lawsuits Against Cash Money and Universal, Can Now Release Tha Carter V: Reports

The Blast and Pitchfork report that Lil Wayne has settled two long-running lawsuits with Cash Money Records and Universal Music Group. The upshot of one…
Winston Cook-Wilson / June 7, 2018

Republic Records President Charlie Walk Accused of Sexual Harassment, Says There Has “Never Been a Single HR Claim” Against Him

Music executive and The Four judge Charlie Walk vehemently denied allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him by a former staffer. According to Deadline, on Monday night…
Gil Kaufman, Billboard / January 30, 2018

Universal Demands Cancellation of $30 Million Deal With Prince Estate

Universal Music Group has demanded that its $31 million deal with the Prince estate involving the late icon's recorded-music catalog be canceled and the money…
Dan Rys, Billboard / May 11, 2017

Universal Acquires Rights to Prince’s Independent Albums, Vault of Unreleased Music

Rumors been flying around this week about some of Prince's catalogue being added imminently to streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, to which the singer…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 9, 2017