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Vivendi May Sell Up To Half of Universal Music Group

Vivendi presented its recommendations to sell up to 50% of UMG's share to other strategic partners today to its Supervisory Board.What’s more, the French company wants to strike while the iron’s hot: it says a transaction ‘will likely be launched this fall and could be completed within the next 18 months’.Vivendi will soon be engaging banks to help identify strategic partners for UMG’s part-sale, it said.Vivendi will establish a floor price for the entry of partners into UMG’s share capital.Universal Music Group previously showed value up to $40bn.

Troy Carter Is Leaving Spotify

Troy Carter, Spotify’s Global Head of Creator Services, will be leaving the company in early September.Spotify now plans to merge its Creator Services division with its in-house Shows & Editorial team.  This newly-combined division will be led by current Global Head of Shows & Editorial, Nick Holmstén.Carter joined Spotify 2 years ago to improve the service’s reputation amongst artists and songwriters.  Carter, a former manager of Lady Gaga, John Legend and Meghan Trainor will remain an advisor to Spotify.

Peter Gray Decides To Leave Warner Bros. Records

After 7 years at WBR’s Burbank headquarters, Peter Gray, the labels current Executive VP/GMwill exit later this summer. Insiders suggest Gray and label boss Tom Corson (who also worked together at RCA Music Group) are working through timing and details with “absolute class and major mutual respect.”Gray’s tenure at WBR includes breakthroughs for Dua LipaBebe RexhaMacklemoreLukas GrahamEchosmith and Royal Blood, in addition to career high points and chart headlines for Jason DeruloMuseThe Black KeysDisturbed and Lin

Bobby Brown, Faith Evans, Bebe And Cece Winans, And Dallas Austin To Be Recognized...

Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett to Host Television Special on Thursday, August 16 in Nashville, TN.

Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions (CCP) announced today the 2018 Black Music Honors - the annual two-hour television special that honors artists and musicians who have influenced and made significant contributions to American music. The television special is set to take place on Thursday, August 16th in Nashville, TN.This year's honorees for the 2018 Black Music Honors include Bobby Brown, who will receive the R&B Soul Music Icon Award for his 40 years in entertainment and 32 yea

FESTIVAL D’ÉTÉ DE QUÉBEC’S STAR-STUDDED OPENING SHOWCASED THE WEEKND, FUTURE, SHAWN MENDES, LIL YACHTY...

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WHAT: Canada's biggest outdoor music festival--showcasing one of the largest and most diverse lineups in North America, will be accessible throughout the 51st edition (July 5 - 15). Performances range from pop, rock, and folk to electro, hip-hop and world music over the course of 11 days. The Festival takes place in picturesque Québec City at 10 indoor and outdoor venues including the Bell Stage, one of North America's biggest outdoor stages, located in a historic battlefield park overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
WHO: The Festival kicked off with headliners

Mass Appeal Radio Formats Rise in Q1, Pop CHR Leads (Report)

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Mass Appeal Radio Formats Rise in Q1, Pop CHR Leads (Report)

Mass Appeal Radio Formats - Radio reaches nearly everyone in America, as Nielsen’s most recent Audio Today report detailed. On a weekly basis, 93% of all adults tune in to radio, the most of any platform, and radio has 243 million listeners in a given month. It’s clear that radio has broad appeal for consumers both young and old.So it’s no surprise that as we judge the results of the March portable people meter (PPM) ratings, several formats that have mass appeal saw rises in listener share during the first quarter of the year. By combining the January, February and March surveys to create a first-quarter data set, both Adult Contemporary (AC) and Classic Hits are seeing very stron

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Spotify Launch into 13 Arab Countries, Unveils New Worldwide Arab Music...

Toady, Spotify announced its launching in 13 new markets across the Middle East and North Africa—and making these unique sounds available to music lovers around the Arab world and beyond.The Arab region is richly diverse, with varied musical styles and genres. Now, all users in the Middle East and North Africa will have access to Spotify’s entire catalogue of over 40 million tracks and billions of playlists, including a library of brand new, fully curated playlists available exclusively for listeners in the MENA region. From Today’s Top Arabic Hits (أفضل الاغاني العربية)—the finest and freshest hits from the Arabic world—to Feel Good Arabic Hits (احساس جديد) and dance-floor favorites on Arabic EDM (بالعربي,) music fans in MENA can enjoy artists, albums, and songs across every genre for every mood and moment, all in a ful

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Meek Mill Dropping New Album “Champions” on November 30

Meek Mill Teaming Up with TIDAL, PUMA and Foot Locker For Unprecedented Pre-Sale Plan

[caption id="attachment_193167" align="alignnone" width="400"] Courtesy of Fox 29 News Philadelphia[/caption]Meek Mill's highly anticipated new album CHAMPIONS will be released on Friday, November 30.This will be Meek Mill's fourth studio album.  Mill is teaming up a lot of major companies like TIDAL, PUMA and Foot Locker for pre-sale engagement.  The ambitious plan aims to connect the music and sports retail worlds together.Mill is not only a rapper and the CEO of Dream Chasers, Mill is also an advocate for criminal justice reform in the United States. He is focusing on creating stronger prison rehabilitation programs, improving the bail system, shortening probationary periods.CHAMPIONSHIP

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GWEN STEFANI SET TO LAUNCH NORTH AMERICAN

GWEN STEFANI SET TO LAUNCH NORTH AMERICAN“THIS IS WHAT THE TRUTH FEELS LIKE TOUR”Special Guest, EVE, to Join the Tour on All DatesTickets on...