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Edgar Bronfman Jr. Says Warner Music Will Fight Universal-EMI Merger ‘Tooth and Nail’

 

On his last day as chairman of Warner Music Group, Edgar Bronfman Jr. promised that the company will fight Universal's purchase of EMI "tooth and nail," adding that it strikes him as "hubris particularly for Universal to think it's going to be easy to buy EMI, and frankly to think they can buy EMI at all."

EMI Publishing Goes to Sony, Label to Universal

Bronfman, in what was jokingly dubbed an "exit interview" with All Things D's Peter Kafka at the "D: Dive Into Media" conference, said a combined Universal-EMI "would create what I call a super-major that would control not only the future of recorded music but the future of all digital media. I think it's dangerous, I think it's problematic and I think it's got to be stopped."

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