Annie Lin

Apr 21

“Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s leading music company, announced that it has acquired UK-based Eagle Rock Entertainment, an independent producer and distributor of music programming. The terms of the agreement are not being disclosed.” — Universal Music Group Acquires Eagle Rock Entertainment

Apr 18

Prince Gains His Catalog in Landmark Deal With Warner Bros.; New Album Coming

“Maker Studios‘ board has approved the company’s sale to Disney, but a former employee is providing an added hurdle. Three days after the top YouTube network parried ex-CEO Danny Zappin’s attempt to break up the acquisition, it is facing a fresh lawsuit from Maker stockholder Andy Faberlle.” — Another Lawsuit Seeks To Shut Down Maker Studios’ Sale To Disney

“The rapper known as “50 Cent” stole trade secrets to the tune of $15 million, an arbitrator found. A filing in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida earlier this month disclosed the final award for theft of trade secrets relating to a headphone design from an audio company 50 Cent had helped finance.” — In Da (Trade Secrets Theft) Club: $15 Million Judgment Against Rapper 50 Cent

Apr 17

“Looking to sue a corporation? Quick, check your Facebook interests. The New York Times reports today that now your innocent thumbs-up on a brand on Facebook—or the downloading of a coupon—could limit your right to your day in a proper court.” — Why You Should Be Careful What You “Like” on Facebook