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Music Industry Moves: Modest Mouse’s Isaac Brock Signs With Kobalt; Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan Re-Ups With Warner Chappell

Kobalt has signed Modest Mouse’s lead singer and songwriter, Issac Brock, to a global publishing deal. The deal includes a full range of creative, synch, and administration services for Brock’s contributions on...

Universal Music’s Shares Soar 36.5% at First Day of Trading’s Close

If Universal Music Group’s spinoff from parent Vivendi was an album or single, it would be number one with a bullet, in old music-industry terms: With a closing price of €25.10 on...

Universal Music Approaches $46 Billion Valuation Following IPO

Shares in Universal Music Group surged by more than a third in the first minutes of trading on Tuesday, following an initial public offering (IPO). Ten minutes into the trading session, shares...

Universal Music Group Valued at $39 Billion Before Tuesday’s IPO

Universal Music Group’s long-awaited debut on the stock market doesn’t officially launch until Tuesday morning in Europe, but the process just began with Euronext announcing that the technical reference price for UMG’s...

Alanis Morissette Blasts ‘Salacious,’ ‘Reductive’ Documentary, ‘Jagged’

Alanis Morissette is distancing herself from “Jagged,” Alison Klayman’s forthcoming documentary of her, claiming it includes information that is “simply not true” and accusing the filmmakers, had a “salacious agenda.” “I agreed...

Apple Music Unveils Program to Pay Rights Holders in DJ Mixes

Since the advent of streaming services, one of the major problems with DJ mixes has been ensuring that every musical element in those mixes is identified and paid for. Well, Apple Music...

BMI Distributes Record $1.335 Billion in Fiscal 2021

BMI has grown its revenue and distributions to record-setting levels in a fiscal year filled with unprecedented challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  The company announced it has distributed and administered a record...

Drake to Collaborate With ESPN on Monday Night Football Music

Just a couple of weeks after Drake cryptically revealed the release date of his new “Certified Lover Boy” album on ESPN’s flagship program “SportsCenter,” the network has announced that it will work...

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