No music videos from artists on the Universal or EMI rosters have been aired on Foxtel music channels over the past two weeks due to an ongoing dispute.
Universal Music Group has sold subsidiary Sanctuary Records to BMG Rights Management. Heavily linked to Iron Maiden, Sanctuary is also home to records by metal titans Megadeth and Black Sabbath along with various popular acts including Elton John, Pet Shop Boys and Blondie. Sanctuary Records was founded in 1979 by Iron Maiden’s then-managers Rod Smallwood
Blur drummer Dave Rowntree has hinted that artists affected by EMI and Universal’s merger could withhold their new albums in protest of being left out of negotiations during the sale.