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Aretha Franklin, Tupac And More Lost Masters In Universal Music Vault Fire

A piece by the New York Times says that an estimated 500,000 recordings were destroyed.

Universal Music Group Launches Nigeria Division

Universal Music Group is gearing up to extend its reach into Western Africa. The music label powerhouse is reportedly launching a new division in Nigeria, Billboard

Nas’ Mass Appeal Snags Global Distribution Deal With Universal Music Group

It’s turning out to be a great week for Nas. Not only is his much-anticipated 11th-studio album dropping this week (June 15), but God Son’s Mass Appeal label also…

Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hopera ‘The Scenario’ Is Reportedly In The Works

Among his many accomplishments, Russell Simmons is now gearing up to make his theatrical debut by creating a hip-hop musical, which he announced back in 2014, reports i-D…

Got Money: Lil Wayne Sues Universal Music Group Over Drake, Nicki Minaj And Tyga

It looks like Birdman isn’t the only person Lil Wayne has beef with. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Weezy is suing Universal Music Group and SoundExchange over…

Russell Simmons, Universal Music Launch Label For YouTube Artists

Nearly 30 years after launching hip-hop’s most iconic music label Def Jam Records, Russell Simmons has teamed with Universal Music Group to launch the first major-label…

Afrojacks Signs With Island Def Jam and Universal Music Group

Grammy Award-winning producer-DJ, Afrojack, has been signed to an exclusive worldwide deal with Island Records and Universal Music Group (UMG), through Afrojack’s label…