News Brief: BMG & UMG Want EMI, Songkick + WMG, Best UK Indies, Muve & More

  • BMG Rights and Universal Music may jointly bid for EMI Group (Bloomberg)
  • Songkick + WMG:  WMG labels Atlantic and Warner Bros. are using Songkick's concert, venue and ticketing data to power artist sites and apps. Songkick is the go-to site for tracking acts  accoding the NY Times.
  • New VEVO Executives: Doug McVehil joins from Epic Records as SVP of Music, Talent & Content Operation, based in New York. Fuse's Scott Reich becomes VP of Original Content & Programming.

 MORE:

  • The 10 best British indie record labels - in pictures. (Guardian) Which minor players have made the biggest noise?
  • Muve Music is now available in all Cricket moblie markets,
  • Pioneer Electronics has launched the DJ Art Mix Tour, a fundraising program to bring together DJs, urban artists and designers to create original works of art using the brand’s CDJ-2000 digital music player. (Brand-e.biz)


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