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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

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

Pre-Disco Music Faces Web Extinction in Big Copyright Case

If there's content from before 1972 you've been meaning to enjoy on YouTube, SoundCloud, or other user-uploaded streaming services, better get on that now. A recent…
Marc Hogan / April 24, 2013

Blur Vow to Strike Against Crappy Label Bosses

Blur are leading the charge of Parlophone-signed artists threatening to withhold future albums if the forced sale of their label goes to an unkind suitor.
Chris Martins / October 1, 2012

Universal, EMI Now Clear for Mega-Merger

The proposed merger between Universal Music Group and EMI Group, two of the "big four" record companies, is really happening. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission…
Marc Hogan / September 21, 2012