Vivendi to Buy BMG

Kimpel, Dan
October 2006
Music Connection;10/23/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 22, p21
The article reports on the plans of the Universal Music Group (UMG) to acquire BMG Music Publishing for a total of $2.1 billion. Universal Music Group is expected to control almost two million copyrights after the deal is decided. BMGMP owns the rights of more than one million songs made by recording artists including Christina Aguilera, Mariah Carey and Maroon 5. The forthcoming acquisition will diversify the portfolio of UMG into classical and Christian music.


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