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Hackers: Here's Zimbabwe, Brazil, UMG, Viacom data

Anonymous-LulzSec AntiSec campaign issues its first official release.

By Jun. 28, 2011


'American Idol' dumps Sony, aligns with UMG

On his way to waving good-bye to fellow judge Ellen DeGeneres, talent show creator Simon Fuller also drops Sony Music. "American Idol" has sold more than 120 million downloads.

By Aug. 3, 2010


UMG expands Web video profile with Kyte alliance

Largest of the top four recording companies pens an agreement that will give its artists the ability to easily post streaming video.

By Jan. 15, 2009


UMG digital chief on iTunes, DRM, and Android

q&a Rio Caraeff says Android owners buy a lot of music, lawsuits don't solve music piracy and Universal Music Group will strengthen links to YouTube.

By Jan. 12, 2009


Dell PCs get preloaded with DRM-free UMG music

The computer maker teams up with Universal Music Group to offer "curated" bundles of 50 or 100 copyright protection-free songs--all by Universal artists--on select PCs.

By Oct. 23, 2008


UMG chief on YouTube: 'We don't look at anything as promotion'

In a Billboard interview, Doug Morris says YouTube's advertising rates aren't cutting it so he's considering creating his own music video portal.

By Oct. 13, 2008


'Digital exploitation' in play in Allman-UMG suit

The band is asking for at least $13 million from record label Universal Music Group in connection with sales of its recordings sold through third parties.

By Aug. 12, 2008


Mystery surrounds Universal's takedown of Megaupload YouTube video

Universal claims it was authorized to order the takedown of a Megaupload video because of a certain agreement with YouTube and that it wasn't claiming copyright ownership.

By Dec. 17, 2011


Record labels join movie studios in suing MegaUpload, Dotcom

RIAA lawsuit accuses the defunct file-sharing service of "massive copyright infringement" of music.

By Apr. 10, 2014


In SOPA's shadow, Megaupload strikes back against Universal

The hosting site successfully fights a copyright claim by Universal Music Group over a YouTube video.

By Dec. 15, 2011