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Universal Music Group

LC control no.n 2007079003
Corporate name headingUniversal Music Group
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Found inLCCN 2004599162: Tongeren, J.V. Van Helsing, c2004 (usage: Universal Music Group)
Its Web site, Nov. 2, 2007 (Universal Music Group (UMG); 1924: Music Corporation of America (MCA) founded as a talent agency in Chicago; 1958: MCA acquires the Universal Studios property and purchases Paramount's pre-1948 film library for its MCA TV division; the company is incorporated as MCA Inc.; 1959: MCA Inc. becomes a public company; 1962: MCA Inc. and Universal Pictures officially merge when MCA acquires Decca Records, Universal's parent company; 1964: MCA Music Publishing begins to take shape with MCA Inc.'s purchase of Leeds Music and Duchess Music; 1979: MCA Inc. purchases ABC Records, with the company's artist roster and catalog eventually merging into MCA Records; 1991: MCA Inc. acquired by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.; 1995: Seagram acquires 80% of MCA Inc.; 1996: MCA Inc. renamed Universal Studios, Inc. and the MCA Music Entertainment Group [no publs. in LC database] renamed Universal Music Group; MCA Music Entertainment Group acquires 50% of Interscope Records; 1998: Seagram acquires PolyGram, renaming the newly combined music operations Universal Music Group; 1999: MCA Music Publishing is renamed Universal Music Publishing)