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China’s growing revenue a top priority for UMG

Growing revenue from the Chinese market is a top priority for Universal Music CEO Lucian Grainge.<p>The company flew pianist Lang Lang, one of China’s …

News Industry

When The Beatles Turned America Into Pepperland - uDiscover

Later generations who know of its legendary status might be surprised that when <b>The Beatles</b> unveiled their new <i>Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> …

Music

In Appreciation Of Chris Wood, Traffic Co-Founder & Much More - uDiscover

The late Chris Wood, who was born on 24 June 1944, will always be best known as a founding member of <b>Traffic</b>. But his talents as a flute, saxophone …

Music

‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ Takes A Bow For The Who - uDiscover

One of the finest-ever moments by<b>The Who</b>, <b>‘Won’t Get Fooled Again,’</b> appeared on 25 June 1971, as a UK single and as a preview of what became, for …

Pete Townshend

Universal Music's Lucian Grainge Gets Cannes Lions Honor

"Today I hunt for brands, digital platforms and new thoughts in technology," said the former talent scout who is credited with saving the music …

Entertainment

The Game-Changing Sgt Pepper Of Every Decade | uDiscover

As <b>The Beatles</b>’ groundbreaking <i>Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i> turned 50 this year, much of the celebration and discussion centred on its role as …

Music

Miles Mosley's Uprising – Contender For Jazz Album of the Year?

<i>Uprising</i> is Miles Mosley’s debut album for Verve Records and it is a beauty. The record features the West Coast Get Down and when we caught up with …

Music

Genesis, Knebworth and A Spot Of Midsummer Madness | uDiscover

In the 1970s the annual Knebworth festival was something of a British institution, regularly attracting in excess of 100,000 people to the grounds of …

Allman Brothers Band

Why Get The Knack Is So Much More Than My Sharona | uDiscover

Most bands can only dream of the stratospheric success which materialised for The Knack when their debut single, ‘My Sharona’, taken from their</b> …

'The Show That Never Ends' Charts History Of Prog Rock - uDiscover

<i>The Show That Never Ends: The Rise And Fall Of Prog Rock,</i> a new book by David Weigel charting the history of the genre, is published on Tuesday (27) …

Music

Killer Rock Frontman, Brandon Flowers - uDiscover

Brandon Flowers, born on 21 June 1981, has packed a great deal into his time as one of 21st century rock’s most charismatic frontmen. After four …

Music

Supreme Court Won't Hear Dancing Baby Case... Despite Gov't Admitting 'Serious Legal Error'

Sometimes I think purgatory must be filing a lawsuit over a wrongful DMCA takedown notice. I'm pretty sure that's how Stephanie Lenz feels. After …

Judiciary

reDiscover Tim Hardin’s Tim Hardin 2 | uDiscover

A year after his seminal folk-rock debut, Tim Hardin seemed to escape the problems of the supposedly “difficult second album” with the stunning <i>Tim</i> …

Stevie Wonder Makes Hot 100 Debut By His ‘Fingertips’ - uDiscover

It’s strange to imagine a time before the charts had <b>Stevie Wonder</b> in them, but it was on 22 June 1963 that he appeared on a mainstream pop chart for …

Music

Brian Wilson In 10 Vintage Quotes - uDiscover

Brian Wilson was born on 20 June 1942. We at uDiscover thought we’d celebrate the career of a true genius with a selection of ten vintage quotes, …

Beach Boys

Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

This week, after a Wisconson senator attacked net neutrality by bemoaning the supposed lack of "fast lanes" online, JoeCool won first place for …

James Clapper

Supreme Court Turns Down "Dancing Baby" Copyright Case

The justices decide not to review a dispute triggered when Universal Music ordered the takedown of a YouTube video showing a cute baby dancing to …

copyright

Vivendi sponsoring Cannes Lions Entertainment track

Vivendi, owner of Universal Music as well as Canal Plus, France’s pay-TV company, is a sponsor of the Cannes Lions Entertainment track. Universal …

News Industry

Fairport Convention Members Past & Present To Reunite At Cropredy - uDiscover

Folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention will continue to mark their 50th anniversary at their annual Cropredy Convention festival from 10-12 August, …

Arcade Fire Premiere 'Creature Comfort' Video With VH-1 Style Pop-Ups

Arcade Fire have premiered the new “Official Official” video for their new single ‘Creature Comfort’, a week after sharing a slightly different …

Music

David Lynch Foundation DVD To Feature Paul McCartney, Eddie Vedder, Moby | uDiscover

Cult filmmaker and musician David Lynch launched David Lynch Foundation For Consciousness-Based Education And World Peace in 2005, in order to …

Music

Thirty Years After The Joshua Tree, U2 Is A Band Reborn | uDiscover

In 1987, it was the album that confirmed <b>U2</b>’s arrival as an undeniable global force in rock music and inspired <i>Time</i> magazine to call them “Rock’s …

Music

Guns N’ Roses Under A Marquee Moon - uDiscover

As the reunited <b>Guns N’ Roses</b> win huge new acclaim on their <i>Not In This Lifetime</i> tour, let's remember that it was on 19 June 1987 that they became the …

Music

Guns N'Roses Set To Perform Private SiriusXM Concert At New York's Apollo Theatre

Guns N’Roses are due to perform a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Thursday 20 July 2017 at New York’s Apollo Theatre. …

Music

Calling Out Around The World For Martha & The Vandellas - uDiscover

<b>‘Dancing In The Street,'</b> the <b>Martha & the Vandellas</b> song co-written by <b>Marvin Gaye</b> with Mickey Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter, is the perfect Motown dance …

Music

Prodigy, Half of Hip-Hop Duo Mob Deep, Dead at 42 | uDiscover

Prodigy, one-half of famed East Coast rap duo Mobb Deep, passed away on Tuesday (20 June) at the age of 42, reports the group’s publicist.<p>The MC was …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Watch Chris Cornell’s Final Music Video For ‘The Promise’ | uDiscover

Two months before the tragic and untimely passing of alt-rock icon, Chris Cornell, the singer released a lyric video for the title track for the …

Chris Cornell

The 15 Most Famous Alter Egos In Music History | uDiscover

More than a stage name, musicians have been creating multiple identities as part of their performance for centuries. For some, it was only for an …

Music

Spotify now has 140 million active users

Spotify has surpassed 140 million monthly active users, the company announced today. Back in March, the service announced it had 50 million paying subscribers, which puts its free user base around 90 million.<p>The numbers are truly massive, and they show just how much of a lead Spotify has over Apple …

Monthly Active Users

Eric Clapton In 20 Solos - uDiscover

Any list of 20 great guitar solos by one of the most brilliant practitioners of the instrument is going to start some intense debate. So we hope …

Music