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Doenst This Make UMG a Monopoly ? How do they own so many labels

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by spoiledrichdakid, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. spoiledrichdakid

    spoiledrichdakid BANNED BANNED

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    Ok well i figured id post this because i know you guys probably hate UMG as much as i do with they YT infringements and they are ridiculous but doesn't this make them a monopoly and isn't that illegal in the united states


    Interscope-Geffen-A&M

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interscope-Geffen-A%26M

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=2] A&M Records

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%26M_Records

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%26M/Octone_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydor_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Will.i.am_music_group

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=3] Geffen Records

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geffen_Records

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_King_Music
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doggystyle_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flawless_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JayTee_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kon_Live_Distribution
    • Matriarch Records
    • Suretone Records

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=4] Interscope Records

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interscope_Records

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aftermath_Entertainment
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Eclypse_Entertainment&action=edit&redlink=1
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Emigrant_Entertainment_Music_Group&action=edit&redlink=1
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherrytree_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Collipark_Music&action=edit&redlink=1
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delicious_Vinyl
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Cartel_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fontana_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G-Unit_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kickball_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konvict_Muzik
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maloof_Music
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mosley_Music_Group
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MySpace_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=SCurve_Records&action=edit&redlink=1
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shady_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stacks_on_Deck_Entertainment
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trak_Entertainment
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Storch_Music_Company
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennman_Records
    • Weapons of Mass Entertainment
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_4_%28record_label%29

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=5] The Island Def Jam Music Group

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Island_Def_Jam_Music_Group

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def_Jam_Recordings
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def_Jam_South
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disturbing_tha_Peace
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slip-n-Slide_Records
        • Corporate Thugz Ent.
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def_Jam_Recordings
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desert_Storm_Records
      • The Jones Experience
      • Rush Rules Records
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Simmons_Music_Group
      • Skull Gang
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roc-A-Fella_Records
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Low_Records
      • State Property Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Records
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4th_%26_B%27way_Records
      • Fallout Records
      • Island Urban Records
      • Stolen Transmission Records
      • Apparent Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Highway_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/So_So_Def_Recordings

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=6] Machete Music

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machete_Music

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Star_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Cartel_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_Music
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_Star_Music
    • Ilegal Life Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mas_Flow_Inc.
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pina_Records
    • Sangre Nueva Music
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VI_Music
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WY_Records
    • Panama Music

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=7] Sanctuary Records

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctuary_Records

    • Antidote Records
    • Attack Records
    • Castle Home Video
    • Castle Music
    • Castle Pie
    • Castle Pulse
    • Castle Select
    • Discotheque
    • Fantastic Plastic
    • Indigo
    • Mayan Records
    • Metal-is Records
    • Noise Records
    • RAS Records
    • Rough Trade Records
    • Rough Trade Records (U.S.)
    • Sanctuary Records (U.S.)
    • Sanctuary Records (UK)
    • Sanctuary Classics
    • Sanctuary Special Editions
    • Sanctuary Visual Entertainment
    • Sequel
    • Slogan
    • Trojan Records
    • Vapor Records
    • Vertical Records

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=8] The Universal Motown/Universal Republic Group

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Universal_Motown/Universal_Republic_Group

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackground_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bungalo_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casablanca_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cash_Money_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cashville_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamillitary_Entertainment
    • Coalition Music Group (CMG)
    • Def Squad Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derrty_Entertainment
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Inc._Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loud_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motown_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mo_Money_Entertainment&action=edit&redlink=1
    • Mpire Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Next_Plateau_Entertainment
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowdy_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serjical_Strike_Records
    • Scrilla Records
    • Starchild Music Group
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRC_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuff_Gong
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_South_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uptown_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Money_Entertainment
    • young goldie music

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=9] Decca Label Group

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decca_Records

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decca_Records
    • Decca Broadway
    • Decca Vision
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutsche_Grammophon
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ECM_%28record_label%29
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EmArcy_Records

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=10] Universal Music Group Nashville

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Music_Group_Nashville

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Music_Group_Nashville
    • Mercury Nashville Records

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=11] Verve Records

    Main article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verve_Records

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Thumb_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coral_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decca_Records (jazz holdings only)
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GRP_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impulse%21_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verve_Forecast_Records

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=12] Stand-alone labels


    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barclay_Records
    • Bite Records
    • C.O.D. Entertainment
      • C.O.D. Films
      • C.O.D. Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinepoly_Records
    • Family Recordings
    • Globe Records
    • Go East Entertainment
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impact_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isadora_Records
    • [[Jazzland Recordings (1997)|Jazzland Recordings]
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kapp_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MCA_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manifesto_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_Music
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polar_Music
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMM_Records_%26_Video
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruff_Ryders_Entertainment
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Show_Dog_Nashville
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinefarm_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UCJ (Universal Classics & Jazz)
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UMTV (Universal Music TV)
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Music_Enterprises
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Century_Records
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hip-O_Records
      • Universal Chronicles
    • Universal Music Latino
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Records

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=13] V2/Co-Operative Music


    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V2_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Co-Operative_Music&action=edit&redlink=1

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=14] Independent labels distributed by Universal Music Group


    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Around_the_World_%28record_label%29
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ABKCO_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_Stones_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battleaxe_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brushfire_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Machine_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concord_Music_Group
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Drop_The_Gun_Records&action=edit&redlink=1
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ersguterjunge
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Greedy_Souf_Entertainment&action=edit&redlink=1
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_Records (U.S. and India)
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bandar_Records&action=edit&redlink=1 (through Universal Music Singapore)
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_Records (U.S.)
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palm_Pictures
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Show_Dog_Nashville
    [*[[Softlite Records http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group#cite_note-0CEO Austin Crews]]]

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Starchild_Music_Group&action=edit&redlink=1
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Treacherous_Records&action=edit&redlink=1
    • Warrior Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WVS_Entertainment&action=edit&redlink=1
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathic_Records
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maloof_Music

    [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Record_labels_owned_by_Universal_Music_Group&action=edit§ion=15] Labels outside of the U.S.


    • Universal Music (UK)
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polydor_Records
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A%26M_Records (UK)
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fascination_Records
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Records Group (UK)
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Records Music Group (UK)
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Def_Jam_Recordings
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vertigo_Records
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Music_TV (UMTV)
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanctuary_Records
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argentina
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Island_Records Australia
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_Records Australia
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belgium
      • ARS Entertainment
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil
      • Arsenal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada (founded as the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compo_Company)
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colombia
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_Republic
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denmark
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinefarm_Records (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finland)
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/France
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany
      • Deutsche Grammophon
      • Universal Pop (Germany)
      • Urban Records (Germany)
      • Jazz Echo (Germany)
        • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Universal_Classics_%26_Jazz_%28Germany%29&action=edit&redlink=1
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greece
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hong_Kong
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hungary
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ireland
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italy
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaysia
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexico
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netherlands
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Jazzland_Recordings&action=edit&redlink=1 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norway)
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portugal
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romania
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spain
      • Vale Music (Spain)
    • Universal Music Sweden
      • Stockholm Records (Sweden)
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Switzerland
    • Universal Music http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=MCA_Music_Inc.&action=edit&redlink=1.
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avex_Group
    • Virginia Records (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulgaria) (official partner and distributor of UMG for Bulgaria)
     
  2. mtime88

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    yea thats a little ridiculous. they wouldn't let google get a piece of yahoo but they allow that...
     
  3. matsta

    matsta Power Member

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    Hmm well if they associate with Disney, then would a monoply because Disney is out to dominate the world haha

    But yea there is virtually no competition which is really weird.
     
  4. hydroflame7

    hydroflame7 Junior Member

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    A monopoly isn't illegal as long as they don't do it by unfair competition/means
     
  5. wowhaxor

    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    You can have a monopoly as long as you do it straight up, your mergers and aquisitions get approved by the government as you go. Its the people who get together and say hey we're the only ones out there, lets price fix and work together that are illegal.