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Although Vivendi Universal, a French-based utility conglomerate, is downsizing its entertainment holdings, it still maintains ownership of its music division. With its international labels, publishing and catalog assets, Universal Music is the world's largest music company. Sales for 2003 were $6.1 billion, down from $6.2 billion in 2000.

notable artists
Bon Jovi (Island)
India Arie (Motown)
Jay-Z (Def Jam)
No Doubt (Interscope)

relevant holdings
NBC Universal

Universal Music Publishing

Vivendi Universal Games Inc., [music is used for game soundtracks]

vivendi universal
labels include (united states)
DreamWorks Nashville
Dreamworks Records
Geffen Records
Interscope Geffen A&M Records
Island Def Jam Music Group
Lost Highway Records
MCA Nashville
Mercury Nashville
Mercury Records
Motown Records
Universal Classics Group
Universal Music Enterprises
Universal Music Latino
Universal Records
Universal Records
Universal South
Verve Music Group


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posted may 27, 2004

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