Universal Music Group hits €46.3billion valuation after going public in Amsterdam

After going public, Universal Music Group has seen its valuation rise to a colossal €46.3billion on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange, more than a third higher than the reference price confirmed by its parent company Vivendi. Music Business Worldwide reports that UMG’s share price has risen to €25.25/$29.63, putting the company’s valuation at €46.3billion/$54.3billion. Vivendi had…

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Richard H. Kirk of Cabaret Voltaire dies at 65

Richard H. Kirk, the last founding member of post-punk outfit Cabaret Voltaire, has died at 65. News of his passing was announced yesterday (21 September) by his label Mute which wrote in a statement: “It is with great sadness that we confirm our great & dear friend, Richard H. Kirk has passed away. Richard was…

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Neat Microphones’ Skyline is desktop USB microphone for podcasting and Zoom meetings

Neat Microphones’ latest offering, the Skyline USB desktop microphone, is designed for  podcasting and videoconferencing and features a slim, skyscraper-esque design. The Skyline is the first new microphone the company has produced since being acquired way back in January by gaming accessory brand Turtle Beach. The USB condenser boasts an audio resolution of 24-bit /…

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Fender x MoFi PrecisionDeck is a “meticulously built” $3,495 turntable inspired by the Precision Bass

Fender and audio tech brand Mobile Fidelity Electronics (MoFi) have announced the audiophile-grade PrecisionDeck turntable, inspired by the Fender Precision Bass. The Fender x MoFi PrecisionDeck is a limited-edition turntable, with only 1,000 units available to purchase at a price of $3,495 each. It’s an extravagant purchase, but Fender says that the “high-performance turntable” is…

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