Universal Music Group (has logo with just "Universal Music Group")
Universal Music Group has been known by its present name since December 9, 1996 after its parent company Seagram had acquired 80% of MCA including its music division MCA Music Entertainment Group and renamed the latter. But it was not until 1998, when Seagram also purchased PolyGram and merged it into UMG that the organization as it is known today was formed. Since 2000, UMG has been a unit of Vivendi, a global media and communications company. Its history is very complex, with many mergers, acquisitions, renamings and sell-offs. For instance, UMG owns the various branches of Mercury and Island Records. UMG's history, traced back to as early as 1898: http://www.universalmusic.com/company/history
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Universal Music Group (UMG Recordings, Inc.) (UMG) is the largest music corporation in the world. An American-based, French-owned multinational music corporation, it currently operates as a subsidiary of Paris-based media conglomerate Vivendi. UMG also owns Universal Music Publishing Group, which is the second largest music publishing company in the world. Universal Music Group's global corporate headquarters are located in Santa Monica, California.
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