Wednesday, 4 July 2007

Universal

Universal Music Group are obviously having a big crack down/paddy with mp3's and downloading. The BBC news website reported this yesterday:

"Universal Music Group is reported not to be renewing its annual contract to sell its music through Apple's iTunes."

Obviously Apple are on the defensive:

"If Universal pulls its catalogue from iTunes then the store would lose access to record labels that account for one out of every three new releases sold in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan. "

To me it's no coincidence that on the same day as that is reported they come snooping around Certified Banger and Eclectic Hermit. Friends and family are telling me to quit, and I may consider it. EH suggested not posting major label stuff but check this out;

Universal own:

Interscope (Aftermath, Shady etc etc etc) - Big money
Geffen
A&M
Motown
Def Jam - More big bucks
Roc-A-Fella - Kerching
and so many more smaller labels.

There's a good chance everything I've posted has been released by Universal Music Group. Bloggers be aware, unite and don't let anyone go down!

1 comment:

Tommoyo said...

Don't quit, fight the power!