EMI being taken over by Universal. :

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1 TamH7021st Sep 2012 10:14:52 AM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Anyone else think that the European and American regulators decision to allow this takeover is going to be a disaster for fans of music in general? Even with Chrysalis and Parlophone getting kicked out of the door to appease the regulators, most of the music you probably like is going to come under one roof for the first time.

2 0dd122nd Sep 2012 01:07:30 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Man, YouTube is really gonna suck now.

I seem to be having flashbacks at the moment to a Rap Critic video in which he eventually stops attributing the copyrights of the songs he's using because literally every single one is owned by Universal. I can't believe such a monopoly is even legal.
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3 DemonSharkKisame24th Sep 2012 09:48:02 PM from my cramped room , Relationship Status: Hoping Senpai notices me
sucking 'em down like Coca-Cola
Wow, when they named themselves Universal, they weren't kidding, were they? wink

In all seriousness though, this makes it the Big Three labels now. Reeeeeaallly wondering how that's allowed.
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With so many sub labels it's hard to keep track of which Band is signed to which label. Still I'm guessing that the statement in the OP is a bit of hyperbole.
5 MrMallard27th Sep 2012 05:43:55 AM from Australia, mate
Ehh, EMI sucked anyway.
And I can't think of one thing in this whole wide blessed world
That's more dangerous and frightening than you when you get bored
6 TamH7027th Sep 2012 10:18:37 PM , Relationship Status: Faithful to 2D
Hyperbole? Me? Never.


Universal owns the Beatles back catalogue now. Wanna bet how high the pile of special edition dvd/blu ray/cds will be now? Also Katy Perry, Robbie Williams and the Beach Boys.

http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/09/21/european.commission.approves.universal.emi.deal.but.requires.concessions/ goes into detail about regulatory approval in Japan. Now all J-Pop will belong to them.

7 0dd127th Sep 2012 11:13:56 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Crap, I'd completely forgotten that that was The Beatles' label.

...There is no hope left in the world. *downs cyanide pills*
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The Beatles are going to be in the public domain soon in the UK? I wish the US had sane copyright terms like that!
9 0dd128th Sep 2012 10:53:50 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
[up]No, only their recordings that have copyrights as old as "Love Me Do". And, as stated in the article, "That said,the law may change,however." And believe me, they're going to lobby hard for it to change, and they'll succeed, if past experience has taught me anything.
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