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Universal Music launches High Fidelity Pure Audio discs, uncompressed albums on Blu-ray

Universal Music launches High Fidelity Pure Audio discs, uncompressed albums on Blu-ray

By 4 October 2013

The Universal Music Group has announced a new music format called High Fidelity Pure Audio, which uses Blu-ray discs to deliver truly uncompressed audio in its purest quality. They can be played in Blu-ray players, compatible computers and the PlayStation... >>

Universal Music downloads and VIP experiences for HP Windows 8 customers

Universal Music downloads and VIP experiences for HP Windows 8 customers

By 12 November 2012

HP has teamed up with Universal Music to try to attract the music-loving public to its latest Windows 8 PCs. But in the world of iTunes, Spotify and - let's face it - illegal downloads, what can the resulting Connected Music service bring to the end user... >>

Spotify makes more cash for Universal than iTunes

Spotify makes more cash for Universal than iTunes

By 26 August 2009

Universal Music Sweden has admitted that Spotify makes it more money than iTunes does. "In five months from the launch, Spotify became our largest digital source of income and so passed by iTunes", said Per Sundin, managing director of Universal Music.... >>

Orange launches "Monkey" package with "free music"

Orange launches "Monkey" package with "free music"

By 29 July 2009

Orange has unveiled "Monkey", describing it as the first pay as you go package for the UK market that offers free music to customers when they top up their mobile. Slightly convoluted - and with limited content - the scheme, that will arguably not be... >>

Sony SingStore signs Universal Music

Sony SingStore signs Universal Music

By 23 July 2009

SingStar fans are about to get an influx of new music from August, while apparently by popular request, The Jackson Five’s "I Want You Back" will go live 2 week's earlier than planned on 23 July. The new tracks are thanks to a deal Sony has signed with... >>

Vodafone goes DRM-free

Vodafone goes DRM-free

By 11 March 2009

Vodafone has announced that it has signed deals with Universal Music, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI to offer their tracks and albums DRM-free across Vodafone markets for both mobile phones and PCs. Said to be the first deals of their kind for a mobile... >>

T-Mobile dance ad music to be released as album

T-Mobile dance ad music to be released as album

By 26 February 2009

Universal Music is releasing the soundtrack to T-Mobile's "dance" ad, the stunt which brought Liverpool Street Station in London to a standstill last month. The soundtrack called "The Liverpool Street Station Dance" will be available to download as a... >>

iTunes finally goes DRM-free

iTunes finally goes DRM-free

By 6 January 2009

At the Apple keynote at Macworld Expo 2009 in San Francisco Philip W. Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide product marketing for Apple, followed absent Apple boss Steve Jobs' tradition of announcing "one last thing". Music fans will be pleased... >>

Dell and Universal Music team up on MP3 bundles

Dell and Universal Music team up on MP3 bundles

By 27 October 2008

In the States, Dell and Universal Music Group have teamed to provide pre-loaded song bundles of different genres of music. Described as "a simple, economical way to jump-start a digital music library" individuals will be able to select a variety of optional... >>

Play.com signs up big four for DRM-free downloads

Play.com signs up big four for DRM-free downloads

By 9 October 2008

Online retailer Play.com has announced that tracks and albums from all four major music labels are now available in MP3 DRM-Free format on their digital music service PlayDigital. With the claim of beating their major UK competitors Amazon, HMV and Tesco... >>