Billboard: Universal, X5 Create Digital Compilation Business

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Universal Music Group and the Stockholm-based digital music company X5 Music Group have launched a partnership to produce digital compilation albums from the catalogs of Universal’s Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, Verve and Blue Note Records labels.

Under the title of U5, the company will create and release more than 50 digital albums per month. The first slate of U5 releases includes the new 50 Greatest series, which has launched with The 50 Greatest Violin Pieces by Joshua Bell, The 50 Greatest Piano Pieces by Lang Lang and The 50 Greatest Performances of Classical Music compilation.

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