Universal articles

eMusic to drop major record labels, return to its independent roots

Pioneering digital music store eMusic is returning to its roots. The site, whose music subscription service predates peer-to-peer file sharing service Napster, recently announced plans to exit the mainstream music business and once again only carry tunes from independent artists.

Megaupload sues Universal and joins fight against SOPA

The file-hosting service Megaupload and Universal Music Group (UMG) have locked horns, after a video released by the former was removed on Friday from the popular video sharing site YouTube over Universal's claim that it violated the Digital Millennium Copyright…

Spotify signs US deal with Universal, one more label to go

Spotify has signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Group, the world’s largest music label, according to All Things Digital. Unsurprisingly, both Spotify and Universal have declined to comment. The streaming company doesn't need all four labels to launch in…