Universal will move its pay-one window for films from HBO to Peacock, the studio said Tuesday. The move is another sign of the importance that media conglomerates are placing on bolstering their in-house streaming services as they engage in a fierce battle for subscribers. Both Peacock and Universal are owned […]

Fast-rising singer-songwriter Clairo has signed with Universal Music Publishing Group, in advance of her forthcoming second full-length album, “Sling,” which was co-produced by Jack Antonoff and marks her major-label debut (on the Fader label via UMG’s Republic Records).  Now 22, Clairo’s (Claire Cottrill) success story began in 2017 when her […]

Play video content CA Governor/Facebook Gov. Gavin Newsom went all Hollywood, literally, to announce California’s reopening from pandemic restrictions. Newsom hit up Universal Studios on Tuesday to officially reopen the Golden State’s economy, and announce it’s finally turning the page beyond capacity limits, color coding, social distancing and mask coverings. […]

[PIAS], the Europe-based independent music company, and Universal Music Group announced a strategic global alliance on Wednesday (June 9). According to the announcement, under the new initiative, UMG will have access to [PIAS]’ international distribution network and expertise in providing services to the independent music community through its recently rebranded, […]

Peter Murrieta has signed a first-look deal with Universal Television, Variety has learned exclusively. Under the deal, Murrieta will develop original content for broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. He was previously an executive producer on “Mr. Iglesias” at Netflix and recently co-wrote the Lifetime movie “Feliz Navidad” with his wife Aliza, […]