Warner Music Group, an unsuccessful bidder for EMI Group, will lobby in the U.S. and Europe against the sale of the company to competitor Universal Music Group, retiring Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. said.
Apple Inc. won’t have to publish a notice telling customers that Samsung Electronics Co. didn’t copy its tablet designs until after an appeal in the intellectual property dispute is heard in October, a U.K. court ruled.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should scrutinize carefully whether Citigroup Inc.’s proposed sale of EMI Group’s music and publishing assets would hurt competition in the music industry, an advocacy group said.
Universal Music Group, a Vivendi unit, lost a federal appeals court ruling over royalties from Apple Inc. iTunes downloads and mobile-phone ringtones in a lawsuit brought by the Detroit producers who helped launch rapper Eminem’s career.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is probing the planned purchase of EMI Group by Vivendi SA’s Universal Music and an investor group led by Sony/ATV Music Publishing, two people familiar with the inquiry said.
Vivendi SA’s Universal Music Group may get back into the bidding for the recorded-music assets of EMI Group from Citigroup Inc., reversing a decision to abandon the auction, people familiar with the situation said.