Universal Music Buying EMI – An Anti-Trust Concern?

Universal Music is trying to convince anti-trust regulators that buying EMI does not create anti-competitive concerns. Critics argue that having 41% control of the music market (ala ‘super-label’) is cause for concern for competitiveness in the market. It is all part of a debate being held before US law-makers.

European Commission Clears Sony BMG Merger

For years, advocates have suggested that the big four major record labels operate like a monopoly. The latest news on the joint venture known as Sony BMG might not help alleviate these accusations.

EMI Launches DRM-Free Music

EMI is one of the four major members of the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). The major record label and DRM (Digital Rights Management) have had an interesting past.