The War Behind The Universal-EMI Merger

Helen Smith, Impala’s executive chair has responded to Impala co-president Patrick Zelnik’s revelation that he thinks Universal Music’s proposed £1.2bn takeover of EMI’s recorded music division could be “just what the sector needs”.

Mary J. Blige’s Support For Universal-EMI Deal Leaves A Bad Taste

Editor Sam Agini takes exception to the use of persona to influence legal decisions, in the latest twist in the Universal-EMI saga.

Sony’s EMI Bid Approved

Sony’s acquisition of EMI’s music publishing arm is to go ahead after the European Commission cleared it amid fears that it would prove anti-competitive.

Universal’s EMI Takeover Probed By EU

The Guardian has reported that the European Union’s competition regulator has launched an in-depth probe of Universal Music Group’s planned acquisition of EMI.

Universal Music Could Make EMI Bid

But it seems that if Citigroup’s sale strategy is to sell off the label in pieces, the inevitable outcome will be an increased market saturation. The question, now, is not whether Citigroup will sell EMI in pieces, but just how many pieces this will constitute.

EMI: Music’s Long Running Joke?

Is there any viable solution to the crisis at EMI?